Art Deco duo in Foxrock

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - Property The Market - 2.25m

Knocksinna, a cul-de-sac in Foxrock, off the busy N11, is made up of mainly art deco-in­spired homes and when de­vel­oper Ger­ard Kelly set about build­ing two up­mar­ket de­tached houses at the end of the cul-de-sac he com­mis­sioned Tony Ho­ran of Ho­ran Rains­ford Ar­chi­tects to de­sign the new builds in keep­ing with the style of the road.

Suantraí is a modernist-in­spired 462sq m (4,972sq ft) white-ren­dered house with an A3 en­ergy rat­ing and five bed­rooms. It first went for sale on com­ple­tion in 2010 for ¤2.75 mil­lion, even­tu­ally sell­ing in 2013 to its present own­ers for ¤1.4 mil­lion. They are now sell­ing, through Sherry FitzGer­ald, ask­ing ¤2.25 mil­lion.

They moved in and didn’t change a thing. In­side, the pol­ished gran­ite-floored hall opens into a large for­mal sit­tin­groom and ad­ja­cent din­ingroom to the left. The sit­tin­groom fea­tures a danc­ing-flame, flush-to-the-wall gas fire. These rooms have in­ter­con­nect­ing doors with tilt-and-turn French win­dows that open out to the gar­den.

The kitchen-cum-fam­ily room fea­tures a sim­ple white kitchen with a com­pos­ite stone break­fast bar and floor to ceil­ing win­dows look­ing out to the gar­den.

The house has a base­ment level where there is a huge games­room-cum-home-cin­ema, il­lu­mi­nated by

‘‘ The house has re­cessed mood light­ing, under-floor heat­ing and limed-oak floors

light wells to the front and back of the house. Down here also is the first of the house’s fifth bed­rooms, as well as a kitch­enette and large wet room.

On the first floor there are four en-suite dou­ble bed­rooms with built-in wardrobes.

The house has re­cessed mood light­ing, under-floor heat­ing and limed-oak floors. There’s also an in-built heat re­cov­ery sys­tem and so­lar pan­els. The gar­den is small rel­a­tive to the size of the house.

Out front, there is off-street park­ing for three to four cars be­hind elec­tronic stain­less steel gates, de­signed by the ar­chi­tect.

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