- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 289 m²
Lilac Lodge on the Waterford Road has earned its accreditation as an iconic and landmark property, which is centered around its unique architectural design. The property's location, and its position on a large site of approx 0.4 of an acre, leave it set back off the Waterford Road and within a few minutes walk of Kilkenny City centre.
Lilac Lodge over the decades, as it stands, has become one of the landmark properties of Kilkenny. The residence has been a measure of where other properties are located on the Waterford Road. The house was built by legendary construction contractor and developer Jimmy Bateman who also developed the hugely successful Springhill Court Hotel, located a short distance away.
Situated on the 'brow of the hill' and 100m inside the Waterford Road roundabout, Lilac Lodge offers a huge opportunity to purchase and live in, or purchase and develop this iconic property.
The position of Lilac Lodge on the Waterford Road is recognised as a premium location that is within walking distance of Kilkenny City and all major amenities, while also having easy access to Kilkenny's Ring Road and the M9.
Lilac Lodge holds its own unique design and character. The property is of extravagant size and design with an amazing roof formation. The house structure itself is elevated where access to the house is via a wide-stepped veranda constructed front entrance. This long veranda has dual access down to the garden tempting the use of any resident to walk the landscaped gardens of Lilac Lodge. Understanding the architecture of this period gives an insight as to how forward thinking the developer was in constructing and designing his own family home.
Lilac Lodge has always been well maintained and stepping inside is stepping into something special. The volume of large and bright living spaces on the ground floor alone is staggering. The care given to detail on the construction of this property is immediately apparent.
A large bright reception hall greets you as you step inside Lilac Lodge, making access easy to the entire house. Again, it is the size and volume of space in the entrance hall alone that makes the 'something special' statement about this property.
Entering the living room, to the right, offers a full-sized spacious area that oozes class and charm. The fireplace is a magnificent structure that has been handcrafted with natural stonework and which contributes to the creation of the relaxing ambience the room holds. The rectangular shape of the room and the option of use is enhanced by the quality of timberwork that the room boasts. This lends itself to a lovely warm feeling that is enriched by the use of teak characteristics.
The entrance hall is pivotal to the use of the floor plan of Lilac Lodge. The curved blockwork and the height of the ceiling as you use the space make it special. The bespoke timberwork and cork paneling are truly a feature to admire.
A raised-stepped dining area off the hall, visible as you enter, is really a gorgeous space. Views of the garden area, and again by way of timberwork features, help to create a magnificent feel to the room. With properties such as Lilac Lodge, you need to experience each space to really appreciate them.
The kitchen area is located at the rear of the dining room and is perfectly positioned for its use. The kitchen holds great features, including a wood-burning stove, and is a hugely comfortable space to cook and dine in. Adjacent to the kitchen is a utility space and larder which adds further to its use. Further on, a sunroom at the rear of the house provides the opportunity to enjoy the south/west facing rear garden which is a hugely desirable addition.
Next to the sunroom are the stairs giving access to the first floor which is a level that provides great potential for supplementary uses. Presently laid out over five rooms, comprising two double bedrooms, a sitting room, a bathroom, and an office, with additional storage space, there is great potential for an individual living space or suite. The volume of space here is fantastic and, given that the positioning of the first-floor stairs is to the rear of the property, the opportunity to develop further is stating the obvious.
On the ground floor all five double bedrooms, one en-suite, are to the left as you enter Lilac Lodge. Each room holds its own features and it is the quality of these features that create such a perfectly magnificent finish to each space. The family bathroom is located centrally to all bedrooms. Once again, it is only by walking through these rooms that you get to experience the glory each space holds.
The outside area of Lilac Lodge consists of large landscaped gardens. Again, as the drone photos show, the site is sizeable and lends itself to further development.
Truly, it is only by walking around this property, feeling the volume of space, and experiencing the charm it holds, that you understand the opportunity being offered. Ring Fran and viewing is by appointment with a 7-day week schedule.
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