Dunmore Head, Kilbaha, Kilrush, Co. Clare

€9,750,000 Energy Rating V15AW82 4 beds4 baths1161 m2


A quite exceptional contemporary home nestled within some 60 acres, majestically positioned overlooking Dunmore Bay and including a private island. 3 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and an indoor pool. Panoramic sea views extend to Loop Head Lighthouse and across the bay to Kerry Head and the Slieve Mish Mountains. Pleasantly remote privacy is paramount and the views uninterrupted. Twilight and evening vistas are quite striking, benefitting from such a unique waterfront position. A land bridge links the island and there is a small beach within the private bay. Built to exacting standards at great expense, the juxtaposition fusion of such striking architecture and design against such a wild and undisturbed position is extraordinary. Achieving building consent in such a position is exceedingly unique and an increasingly unlikely feat. The purposeful contemporary exterior design is remarkably fused with classical architectural influence within the interior. The classical design of ornately decorative ceiling cornices replete with gold gilding, a well-executed cantilever stone staircase with elegantly brass coated balustrades and the incorporation of original and exquisite Bossi chimneypieces blended with clean contemporary architectural design to present a truly unique and interesting home. The effect of such design fusion and the incredible rustic West of Ireland position is intoxicating and increasingly compelling with familiarity. A marked helicopter pad allows air access in addition to both sea and road access from a gravelled laneway off the public road. Nearby Kilbaha Bay Harbour is just a 5 min-drive and has deep water mooring, two pubs and a restaurant. Attractive Carrigaholt village (17-min drive) also has a harbour and village amenities, while the bustling towns of Kilkee and Kilrush are each about a 30-min drive. By boat Carrigaholt and Ballybunion, in Kerry across the bay, can be readily accessed. For air access both Farranfore Airport is nearby and Shannon International Airport easily accessible. From the gravelled laneway electric security gates lead along a tarmacadam asphalt drive through an inner electric barrier gate into a secure parking courtyard, with integral garaging. A pillared portico leads to the front door and entrance foyer, which leads to a pleasant oval shaped reception hall. This leads to the stair hall, a cloakroom with WC and the magnificent reception room, a spectacular room designed in the Great Room tradition. It occupies the entire south facing coastal front elevation and includes living, dining and kitchen spaces. East and west patio spaces, to either end, link seamlessly. The stair hall extends over three floors and features a remarkable cantilever stone staircase and accesses a glass elevator lift. A study on the upper floor accesses a large roof terrace and links to the rooftop reception room, both having glorious ocean views. The pool room on the lower level opens out onto a large patio terrace and is augmented by a luxurious 'Champagne Room' and changing rooms. The master bedroom suite is on the ground floor and has magnificent sea views, a superb walk-in wardrobe and ensuite shower room. Two further bedroom suites on the lower floor open onto patio terraces and are augmented by a private guest bedroom suite within the enclosed courtyard. It has a bedroom, shower room and kitchenette and framed sea views through a picture window within the courtyard brick wall. The courtyard can be accessed directly from the house, the south patio terrace or the parking courtyard. It includes a delightful curve-fronted garden room, a lily pond and rose beds. The integral garaging can accommodate up to four cars and link to a fuel store and into the axial hall linking to the stair hall, elevator lift and kitchen. An adjacent room to the kitchen serves as a laundry and back kitchen. • Kilrush 36 minutes 35.9km • Carrigaholt 17 minutes 14.4 km • Kilbaha Bay and Harbour 5 minutes 2.4km • Kilkee 27 minutes 24km Joint selling agents with Sotheby's International Realty. For additional information please contact Selling Agent Cormac O'Sullivan.


Entrance Hall - (W) with polished stone flooring, ornate decorative ceiling cornicing with gold gilding, large picture window to walled garden, cloak cupboard. Large floor to ceiling double timber doors lead into the reception hall or vestibule. Reception Vestibule - (W) with ornate Rossi marble chimneypiece with Stovax insert, octagonal in shape. Polished stone flooring. Interconnecting doors to living room and walled garden. Cloakroom - (W) with recessed spotlighting, picture window to walled garden, polished stone flooring, WHB, WC, cloak hooks. Separate store heating, camera and electrical controls. The 'Great Room' - The entire south elevation comprises a large barrel-vaulted room with centred double sided Bossi chimneypieces. Designed in the 'Great Room' tradition, it comprises of Living, Kitchen, and Dining spaces and links to patio terraces at either end. Living Room - (S & W) with Bossi chimneypiece with glass screen, polished timber flooring, barrel-vaulted ceiling with ornate plasterwork, floor-to-ceiling windows on south and west elevations and picture window opens into walled garden. Treble concertina French doors open to garden and patio terrace. Dining Room - (S) with Bossi chimney piece with glass door, barrel-vaulted ceiling with ornate plasterwork, polished timber door. Interconnecting to family room and kitchen. Kitchen - (S & E) with barrel-vaulted ceiling, range of fitted timber wall and floor cupboards and central island with integrated stainless-steel sink, sub-zero American style fridge-freezer, Miele microwave oven, Miele electric oven, Miele induction hob (4 rings), Miele dishwasher, polished granite worktops, polished stone flooring. Glazed to south and east elevation with three concertina sliding French doors opening to a garden patio terrace. Laundry/Utility Room - Separate Laundry/Utility Room with range of fitted cupboards, polished stone flooring, Miele washing machine, Miele clothes dryer, sub-zero American style fridge-freezer. Stair Hall - (N & S) curved with grand cantilevered stone staircase with brass curved balustrade and mahogany banisters. Staircase, contained within a 3-storey elliptical curve void, leads to first floor and lower ground floor. Interconnects to the garage, elevator lift, master bedroom suite and the integrated garage. Elevator Lift - (E) fully glazed with access to all three floor levels. Wheelchair access. Picture window to outside. Separate cupboard. Master Bedroom Suite - Bedroom 1 - (S & E) with ceiling cornice, Bossi chimneypiece with Stovax glass insert, polished timber flooring. Floor to ceiling glazing to south and elevations with three concertina French doors to garden patio terrace. Interconnecting door to dressing room. Dressing Room - (E) with polished timber flooring and large walk-in wardrobe with hanging rails, clothes drawers, bench seat and library-style ladder. Shower Room - S & E) with large picture window, walk-in shower with oversized shower head, glass wash hand basin, WC, polished tiled flooring, recessed spotlighting. Garage - (E) with two electric roller doors and parking for 4 cars. Interconnected fuel store with rear access. First Floor - Library/Study - (N, S, E, W) polished timber flooring, two Bossi marble chimneypieces in double-sided fireplace, barrel-vaulted ceiling. Large picture window overlooking walled garden. Access to elevator lift. Door to outside roof terrace. Kitchenette with microwave oven. Shower Room - (E) with shower, glass WHB, WC, polished stone flooring. The Smoking Room - (N, S, E, W), positioned on the rooftop terrace and with vaulted ceiling, Bossi marble chimneypiece, polished stone flooring, kitchenette with Miele microwave oven and stainless-steel sink. Double French doors open to roof terrace. Roof Terrace - (N, S, E, W) accessed from 'The Smoking Room' and Library/Study. Lower Ground Floor - Stair Hall Lobby - Kitchenette, built in cupboards with Samsung American style fridge-freezer, Miele microwave oven, stainless steel sink. Champagne Room - Ornate illustrated stained glass depicting Saint Patrick. Polished timber flooring, large walk-in chilled champagne bar with glazed front and back lit. Pool Room - (S) Floor to ceiling glazing in south elevation. Three French doors to outside terrace. Pool measures 12m x 4m. Plant Room 1 - Three Cordivari boilers (1 cooling, 1 pool, 1 heating). Joule hot water cylinder. Plant Room 2 - Heat Star pool heater and pool filtration equipment. Bedroom 2 - (S) Floor to ceiling glazing to south elevation. French door to garden terrace. Interconnects to shower room. Shower Room En-Suite - Cubicle shower, wc, polished timber flooring, glass sink, towel rail, and vanity mirror. Bedroom 3 - (S) Floor to ceiling glazing to south elevation. French door to garden terrace. Interconnects to shower room. Shower Room En-Suite - Cubicle shower, wc, polished timber flooring, glass sink, towel rail, and vanity mirror.

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BER: A3 BER No: 116341751


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