DescriptionThe initial architectural design purpose of this property goes back to cottage style, the centre of the property (dining area) is a one story cottage linked internally by an overhead glass walkway via the apex of ceiling to two separate accommodation areas if you like. The main footprint of this very distinctive home lends itself to right angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, the interior spacial flow is softened with a curve theme throughout the house, taking in floor to ceiling curved glass windows, curved and spiral staircases, curved wall features, bespoke furniture, dining chairs, sofas, ceiling and lead barn style roof …all integrating the curve feature.
A stunning and substantial family residence set on a 1.15 Acre site of established gardens. Built by the current owners over an 18 month period between 2006 and late 2007. Located on the edge of the ever popular seaside village of Barna which is 7km West of Galway City Centre. This suburb residence combines high end finishes and location with a stunning aspect making this a very attractive property.
Architecturally designed by Roddy Mannion Architects, every detail has been carefully considered, precise planning has much to do with the success of this impressive property. All rooms are spacious, well proportioned and many have a dual aspect taking full advantage of light and views over the landscaped lawns and borders in the garden. This is a property of scale extending to 560 sq.m, yet has a luxurious charm that makes it feel comfortable and intimate.
The owners took great time and care with no expense spared, when building and fitting out the home. The attention to detail is second to none. Commissioning interior Spatial Designer “Architectural Spaces” with exploring and pushing the Curve Theme throughout the property, sourcing quality fittings and finishes.
On entering the house the bespoke stairwell is outstanding as the main feature of this exquisite hall. The stairwell was custom built by Lohan's Joinery who also crafted the skirting and architraves. Floors are a mix of solid walnut wood and Italian porcelain tile. Cornice ceilings, solid wood architraves and skirting highlight the quality of finishes.
Calwood Designs custom made the in frame kitchen, fitted bar counter, floating wall mounted tv cabinets, fitted wardrobes and radiator cabinets throughout. Sash style windows are double glazed and the heating is oil fired with underfloor heating on the ground floor. An integrated BOSE home entertainment system floods the home with music. The exterior finishes include natural stone and render finishes with a natural Bangor slate roof.
This residence is an extremely luxurious spacious comfortable family home that is also ideal for entertaining intimate family parties and larger gatherings. The kitchen and dining areas are extensive with three very family friendly island units facing the dining area. Leading off this very spacious kitchen is a sitting room, a sun room, a home office and a play room/games room. The living room includes a double sided stove, home bar and projector system with drop down screen concealed within the softly lit bulkhead detail above the double-sided stove. There are six bedrooms in all, five of which are en suite, bedroom 2 and 3 share bath/shower en suite, Jack & Jill style with sliding doors. The main suite is exactly that, a private suite with a double door entrance hall, full bathroom, extensive walk in wardrobe and dressing area, A very large bedroom with feature curved glass wall overlooking the gardens and Galway Bay, a feeling of light and space prevails with a balcony that is flooded with sunshine is off the main suite.
The residence is centrally positioned on the 1.15 Acre site. The gardens have matured and developed to provide a wonderful amenity that complements the house. Natural stone boundaries, established trees and shrub beds interspersed throughout the lawns sit to the front and sides of the residence. There are two sheltered patio areas, one with a sunken hot tub and another with built in exterior cooker and barbeque area, taking advantage of sunshine and warmth until sunset. All stone came directly from the plot during excavation in preparation for the foundation.
Viewing is highly recommended, to appreciate all that this property has to offer.
GARDENS & GROUNDS
Accessed off local road and entered via natural stone pillars into sweeping stone driveway. The landscaped gardens have matured beautifully in the last 14 years and now provide a sheltered amenity that enhances the residence and the property. There are natural stone wall boundaries on most of the property with shrub beds on boundaries interspersed throughout the lawns. Nestled in the centre of the bedding you will find a water feature bearing a rockery facing the south west terrace, soothing and tranquil sounds of trickling water cascading into a pond beneath, a very calming feature. Lawns are to the front, sides and rear of the house, with natural stone drive and ample parking areas to front and side. Off the kitchen and utility room is covered access to a detached garage. There are two separate patio terraces that have stone paved finishes, one designed for al fresco dining with home barbecue. The second terrace has a sunken hot tub, both these external patio terraces can be accessed off the main reception and kitchen areas. The main gardens, patio terrace and reception rooms face South and take full advantage of the sun.
Detached garage with double garage doors. Presently the garage is fitted for storage and has cooking facilities, a sink unit and houses the boiler for the heating system. a very spacious insulated attic space for great storage.
Full planning permission has been granted to build a Mew structure in the West End of the garden, Plans available on request.
Situated on the edge of both Barna Village and Galway City the property enjoys the tranquil yet serviced setting of Barna, but with easy access to the bustling cultural, social and economic life of Galway City. Barna is a vibrant community known for its quality eateries such as O'Grady's on The Pier, Donnelly's and The Twelve Hotel. As a seaside village overlooking Galway Bay there are so many local amenities open to residents such as boating, wind surfing, swimming at Silver Strand and it is a gateway to Connemara. The city offers a range of top quality schools, third level education and is famous for its sporting prowess and hospitality. Galway City Centre is approx. 7km and Barna Village 500m.
AccommodationEntrance Hall Extensive reception hall, Italian porcelain tile flooring, feature custom made Lohan Walnut stairwell, cloak room and guest WC.
Living Room Double doors piano hinges enter to this spacious light filled triple aspect room, two access doors to patio terraces, feature curved floor to ceiling windows overlooking gardens and patios. customers designed curved wall hung cabinets, integrated home entertainment system and gas fire.
Sitting Room Large open plan room with solid walnut wood flooring, centre floor well soft carpet. Home bar, built in bar counter complete with taps with small keg house just outside, silestone work surfaces, centre projection home entertainment system with drop down screen concealed within the softly lit bulkhead detail above. Double doors to patio, fireplace with solid fuel double-sided stove, steps down to Sun Room.
Sun Room Solid Walnut wood floor, triple aspect room with windows overlooking gardens on 3 sides, solid fuel double-sided stove and skylight windows.
Kitchen/Dining Room Italian porcelain tiled flooring, dual aspect space with double doors to patio. Three skylight windows remote/automated, custom handmade Calwood kitchen, extensive storage presses, three Silestone topped kitchen islands. Miele & Bosch hobs, griddle plates, 2 large ovens, steam oven, microwave, plate warmer, double door entry and double doors piano hinges open out to the hallway.
Office/Study Italian porcelain tiled flooring, built in office desk, drawers and shelving.
Rear Hall Italian porcelain tiled flooring, built in cloak press and shelving and drawers, door to side.
Utility Hall/Guest wc Italian porcelain tiled flooring, custom designed zebra wood cabinet and Corian integrated on surfaces.
Utility Room Very large utility space with Italian porcelain tiled flooring, extensive fitted wall and floor mounted units with work top space, wine fridge and wine rack storage, plumbed for washing machine, dryer, freezers. Home comm's and electrical press.
Playroom Walnut laminate flooring, large floor to ceiling windows, door to patio, custom designed wall mounted storage units with TV and fireplace, spiral staircase.
Landing Curved theme throughout the landing area, handrail, glass and wall, soft carpet flooring and featuring custom made white radiator cabinets.
Main Bedroom Suite Entrance hall to feature bedroom with high curved apex ceiling, curved room with curved glass windows overlooking gardens and onto Galway Bay. Fully fitted walk in wardrobe, dressing and vanity area. En Suite bathroom, fully tiled floor walls, feature shower and Jacuzzi bath.
Bedroom 2 Limed oak laminate flooring, built in wardrobes and drawers, vanity area, sliding door to shared bathroom.
Shared bath/shower ensuite 2/3 Bizazza Mosaic Italian tiles wrap onto the custom built curve walled shower area, Corian counter tops, ample storage unit, complete with bath.
Bedroom 3 Limed oak laminate flooring, built in wardrobes, vanity area. sliding door to shared en suite bathroom.
Bedroom 4 Soft carpet flooring, triple aspect room, walk in wardrobe, vanity area, en suite shower room.
Glass walkway to Games Room featuring frosted glass underfoot and clear glass upright to handrail leading to Games room space.
Games Room Curved ceiling, softly light bulkhead lighting, solid Walnut wood flooring, storage press, TV wall mounted unit, spiral stairwell to playroom.
Bedroom 5 Solid Walnut wood flooring, built in wardrobe, Corian top vanity unit, double aspect room, en suite shower room.
Bedroom 6 Solid Walnut wood flooring, built in wardrobe, Corian top vanity unit, triple aspect room, en suite shower room.
FeaturesOil heating system - under floor heating on ground floor, All rooms upstairs are heated via radiators and are furnished with custom made radiator cabinets.
Double glazed Spectus Sash windows
Natural stone terraces, cobble paving pathways and Bangor roof slate external finishes
High end custom designed and local crafted interior fit out
Electric remote control gates and home security alarm system
BOSE home entertainment system
Central vacuum system
Views towards Galway Bay, located on the Wild Atlantic Way
Prime location on edge of Galway City
BER DetailsBER: B2
BER No: 113569412
Performance Indicator: 122.44 (kWh/m2/yr)
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Galway City on 091 569123