Long Lake House is situated on the Iveragh Peninsula between Kenmare and Sneem, on the south Ring of Kerry. This scenic property comprises some 5Ha (13 acres) and includes a
882 sq m (9,493 sq ft) House, separate three car garage, a cedar cabin, pier, boat ramp and pontoon, boat house and fresh water pond with a Lake Geneva style fountain. The fan-shaped three storey house affords magnificent views over the Kenmare Bay and Beara mountains, with sunsets to die for.
The property is entered through either of the two main gates. There is a large parking area and the driveway curves around to the front entrance of the house at ground level. The upper hall has a welcoming open fireplace and the extra high timbered ceiling houses a skylight over the central stairway of teak and brass.
Blue Pearl granite enhances the flooring on most of the upper level including the large games room with an oversized pool table and open fire place with access to a small deck. Also, on this level is an office, a bedroom with built-in closet and shelving, master bedroom and sky living room all with heart-of-oak timber flooring. The floor to ceiling windows in the sky room lead out on to a wrap around deck from which to enjoy amazing views. The master bathroom, with separate toilet room, has the Blue Pearl granite and Villeroy Boch quarter round jacuzzi bath with overhead shower. A laundry chute leaves here to the ground floor laundry.
The middle level of the house features Carrera marble flooring throughout. The library has an open fire place with a Zen-like sun above it, separately lit. Bookshelves with counter and lower cupboards and a wet bar at one end, are built in Travertine marble. The living room has yet another open fire place and leads into the wrap-around over-sized dining with two marble columns and an onyx wall, allowing light to the staircase outside. Incredible views from the large windows here afford panoramas of mountains and water.
The floor to ceiling dark oak doors at each end of the dining room fold back and enlarge this room from the living space at one end, to yet another smaller dining ...