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4 of a kind: Homes with contemporary interiors for modern living

From a house with a built-in fish tank in Co Louth to a five-bed by the River Suir.

IF YOU’RE IN the market for a new property but don’t want to spend months planning the interior design, a home in a contemporary style could be the one for you. 

This week we’re looking at four properties around the country with beautifully finished, modern interiors – from a house with a built-in fish tank in Co Louth to a five-bed by the River Suir.

Blackrock, Co Louth – €575,000

Located just a short stroll from Blackrock village, 7 Rockville is a unique and striking property. The five-bed home measures 3,046 sq ft, and boasts numerous modern features throughout, as well as an A3 rating for energy efficiency.

The heart of the home is the open-plan living, kitchen and dining area, which is divided by an impressive warm water fish tank. In the kitchen, there’s a reverse osmosis water filtration system, as well as underfloor heating and access to the landscaped garden and outdoor seating area.

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Limerick city – €695,000

Built in 2016, 5 The Elms is a modern and stylish family home. It comes to the market in turn-key condition, with a beautiful open-plan living, kitchen and dining space which opens to the private rear garden. To the front, there’s a large lawn area and ample off-street parking.

Thanks to the fun design choices, No 5 offers plenty of personality. There are eye-catching patterned tiles in the ground floor bathroom and main reception room, while the walls in the kitchen and the hallway are a pretty pink.

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Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 – €495,000

A three-bed terraced property, 16 St Mary’s Avenue flawlessly combines the old with the new. Dating back to the 1920s, the house retains much of its original charm and character while also being suited to modern living. The doors and cast iron fireplaces are among the original features throughout the property.

The kitchen and dining room is a bright and airy space, with engineered oak herringbone flooring, grey and white kitchen units, and skylights. The flooring continues through to the living room, which is separated by a glass door and window. Rathfarnham village is just a stone’s throw away. 

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Ferrybank, Co Waterford – €795,000

Located steps away from the bank of the River Suir, this five-bed property is perfectly positioned to enjoy beautiful views of the river, Waterford Castle and beyond.  Spanning 3,713 sq ft, the architect-designed home sits on two acres of landscaped gardens, with manicured lawns, mature trees and shrubs separating the property from the river. 

 The modern residence is filled with natural light from the moment you step in the front door thanks to its double-height orientation and picture windows, while double doors open to the highly impressive curved kitchen, living and dining room. The decor in this open-plan area is both contemporary and welcoming, with a wood-burning stove, porcelain tiling with underfloor heating and a sleek kitchen with handleless cabinets.  

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