Caherdaniel is a magnificent double-fronted detached home combining Victorian style with 21st century craftsmanship. A floor space of over 5090 sq ft/470 sq m, it is laid out over three levels. The interior is really special, consisting of gracious reception rooms, bedrooms of elegant proportions and, at the heart of the house, a contemporary kitchen/family room. Naturally, the rear garden faces south, taking full advantage of the sun.
Caherdaniel is named after the beautiful Kerry village of Cathair Dónall, the birthplace of Daniel O'Connell, the 19th century Irish leader. A large red brick villa built on a granite stone plinth, it sits elegantly among the other original period homes on Temple Road.
A splendid Ballylusk Wicklow gravel drive leads to the front of the building, with the ground-floor hall porch door sitting elegantly on a raised level that is accessed by granite steps. Granite steps also lead directly to the lower ground floor from the front. Behind timber side gates, access is provided to the rear of the house and there is a lower ground floor entrance at the patio garden. At the back of the property, there is a concealed parking area - of course, the front of Caherdaniel also has parking space, so it is ideal for the car enthusiast.
The boundary walls are hewn from hand-cut granite, and there are cast-iron railings and electronic gates with brick piers to the front. Security and privacy are to the fore in the design. The formal English heritage-style gardens are stunning, featuring green oak and Italian Cypress trees, as well as box hedging and Bay Laurel hedges.
Attention to detail is evident throughout. The exterior house finishes consist of granite copings, granite bands and window sills, and ...