IT’S HARD TO think of a better location to live in than Blackrock.
The illustrious south Dublin suburb is not only home to some of the best schools in Ireland, but it’s also a foodie hub with its own Michelin-starred restaurant and a nationally famous weekend market.
Artio, a detached home with five bedrooms, is in the heart of all this, just a ten-minute stroll from Blackrock’s main village.
Built in 2010, Artio recently underwent a facelift by Manny O’Hara of home-staging specialists House & Garden, according to The Irish Independent. Sisters Manny and Catherine specialise in making homes more appealing to potential buyers with interior styling and subtle re-designs of each room.
It’s an approach that has paid off, too, with an airy, relaxed and liveable feeling carrying through each room of the 306 sq mt property.
Walk up the imposing granite steps, and you will find a grand reception hall with polished marble flooring. On this floor, there’s a guest bathroom suite, spacious double bedroom, and drawing room with a magnificent fireplace.
Used by the current owners for entertaining, this room is the standout area on the entrance floor.
At garden level, the kitchen steals the show. It opens into the back garden, and is fitted with bespoke hand-painted units from Dalkey Design.
The kitchen’s appliances are included in the sale of the property and include a Liebherr American-style fridge/freezer, and a six-ring range.
Of the five bedrooms in Artio, three have en-suite bathroom access, and all have sizeable fitted wardrobes. The property also has underfloor heating throughout its three floors, and double glazed windows throughout.
Outside, the compact garden is home to olive and Japanese maple trees, as well as ferns, and a sunken patio area has been specially designed to catch the last few rays of sunlight each day.
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Artio is on sale for €1,795,000 from Sherry FitzGerald Blackrock via Daft.ie.