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Three dream houses to buy if you love contemporary design


By Grace McGettigan
04th Sep 2018
Three dream houses to buy if you love contemporary design

Georgian and Victorian architecture is fine for some people, but others prefer a more contemporary look to their homes. If modern architecture and design is for you, have a look at these three properties available to buy in South Dublin now.

The Oak, Scholarstown Wood, Scholarstown Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 – €720,000

Designed by award-winning architects O’Mahony Pike, this five-bedroom house in Rathfarnham is part of a new development at Scholarstown Wood. With large floor-to-ceiling windows, the property is bright and airy; a key feature of the contemporary design. The modern Kube kitchen gives direct access to the garden, while two reception rooms make it ideal for family living. The bedrooms were designed by Bedroom Elegance, while other features include ensuite bathrooms, double glazed Munster Joinery windows and gas fired central heating. Stephen’s Green is just 8km away and the M50 is easily accessible.

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70 Ailesbury Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 – €4,250,000

Designed by Ailtireacht Architects and Allister Coyne, this luxurious family home at 70 Ailesbury Road is the epitome of contemporary design. The five-bedroom property boasts an impressive A3 energy rating. According to DNG estate agents, it has underfloor heating, Aluclad windows and doors, an air-to-water heat pump (with back up boiler), Accoya timber frames and cladding throughout the extension to ensure energy costs are kept to a minimum. Other notable features include a walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom, a security gate, and off-street parking for up to five cars.

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60 Heytesbury Lane, Ballsbridge Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 – €1,950,000

Hidden behind automatic security gates with a CCTV intercom system, this three-bedroom house in Ballsbridge is a stylish, modern retreat. The open-plan kitchen is fully fitted with all mod-cons; including a Miele five-ring gas hob and oven, a Gaggenau wine cooler, and a Miele American-style fridge freezer. Its south-west facing roof window floods the kitchen with light, while floor-to-ceiling glass doors connect the living/dining area to the Japanese-style garden. The entire ground floor is covered in polished oak flooring, which continues to the upstairs living room. Here there is a south-east facing balcony, as well as an open fireplace.

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