This unique, detached, modern Tudor style, property comes to the market in turn key condition. The property is located in Lacken Rise, on the Tullow Road, Carlow; a small private estate with only seventeen houses in total. It is an ideal location being only 6 minutes from the Dublin/Waterford N7 motorway, only 50 minutes from Dublin airport, 25 minutes from Kilkenny, making it ideal for commuting. It is within walking distance of schools, shops, church, pubs and 15 minutes walking distance or 5 minutes drive into Carlow town centre. This property has the best of both worlds, being an ideal location in the suburbs, minutes only from a key motorway system, yet is very peaceful and private.
The exterior of the house is low maintenance red brick and dry pebble dash, with two bay windows left and right of the front door and one above to form the seated window of one of the bedrooms, a corner window and peaked window that give it interesting details. The house comprises of a front and two side entrances with wood gates. The front entrance has a brick pillared porch which gives shelter to the main hall door. The near side entrance leads into a purpose built artist studio with reception area; while it is attached to the house, it does not affect the private entrance of the house, as it has its own one, but is also accessed from within the house through the utility room. The Studio for business purposes is commercially rated on a low level of approximately €650 per annum. It has multi purposes from a home enterprise such as studio, office, chiropractor, health, beauty or physiotherapist practice; it can also be an extra space for an Air B&B service, gym, children’s play area, living room, party room or could be converted into small apartment or bedsit. The Studio is built with solid concrete panels, fully insulated, finished outside in barrel board and pebble dash, on the inside it has a feature wall of glass and a Velux ceiling window, giving fantastic light. It is easily heated with low cost electric storage heaters. The main part of the house has gas central heating throughout. The Studio space and utility room has at tiled floor with sink, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, and off it a bathroom. It has a patio door leading into the garden. The large, bright kitchen features a solid maple, shaker style fitted kitchen, its sink is fitted with an American style mixer tap, plus a digital water filter system. The kitchen has solid oak floor throughout, which also feature in the living room, front hall and another front room that can be a fifth bedroom, living room, office or work space. This room, the hall and the living room all feature plaster coving and ceiling roses. The living room has a bay window, a side window, giving extra light to the room and has a white marble fireplace with a gas fire.
The stairs in the hall is solid teak. Upstairs there is a large landing, off which there is a walk in hot press, four bedrooms, two ensuites and a main bathroom. The largest of the bedrooms has an ensuite with shower; it has walk in wardrobe, and two Velux ceiling windows as well as a window looking out onto the front of the property. The next largest bedroom has a bay window to the front; it has a built in cushioned window seat with storage, there are built in wardrobes and a large shoe cupboard and ensuite bathroom with Triton electric shower. The other two bedrooms also have fitted wardrobes, with one of the two having a lovely corner window also looking out onto the front of the property. The main bathroom features a bath, and a large wash basin, described as a “baby bath” with a Swedish mixer tap. It has a lovely “port hole” style window that throws light onto the landing. The bedrooms all have fitted wardrobes and easy maintenance wood laminate flooring throughout, with the stairs and landing being carpeted. The attic is doubly insulated and floored; it is easily accessed by a Stira stairs.
Outside the property features wonderful, garden lovers, low maintenance designer garden which has two side entrances through wooden gates, a custom built water feature and timber garden shed, Indian sandstone paving throughout, with raised beds and edging made from antique chimney bricks on the kitchen and side and faux stone on the Studio entrance side. The garden is an idyllic oasis forming another outdoor room which is ideal for outdoor dining or entertainment. For night time magic, it is flood lit throughout. The rear garden is private, with a pathway and the back boundary is beautifully sheltered by a natural hedge to the rear and wooden fencing to the sides. The garden has many mature and some unusual plants. The front garden has a low maintenance sandstone gravel bed area, evergreen bed, a cobble lock drive, with a concrete drive and parking area further outside. The estate also has visitor parking, and green spaces with mature trees.
Overall this house is in turn key, mint condition, looking for the ideal owner to appreciate its many wonderful features, both inside the very well maintained, beautifully decorated house, and the delightful garden, that combine to create what is the ideal family home, featuring the added bonus of a private workspace as well as a variety of multi-purpose, well finished rooms. A must see property.
Spacious family home in excellent residential location
High standard of décor throughout out the house
2 large ensuite bedrooms with potential for 3 further bedrooms
Gas fired central heating
Within easy reach of all town amenities
Separate home office space with letting potential if desired
BER: C1 BER No.113245260 Energy Performance Indicator:174.66 kWh/m²/yr
Main Reception Room with bay window & fireplace, double doors leading to
Large / Kitchen Dining Room with fitted wall & floor units, counter top, patio doors overlooking back garden
Spacious Utility area off with downstairs wc & whb
Downstairs Bedroom No. 1 / Office
Master Bedroom with walk in wardrobe and Ensuite
Bedroom No. 2
Bedroom No. 3 with Ensuite
Bedroom No. 4
Large Family Bathroom off Landing
Separate Home Office/Work Space to the rear with it’s owns side entrance and doorway with reception area, large bright office/meeting room
The entire property is in excellent condition throughout, well maintained by the present owners