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Dublin: 18 °C Friday 3 July, 2020

Rainforest vibes in this light-filled €1.25m home in Blackrock

Enjoy views of Howth and Dublin Bay at Derravarragh.

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IF SPENDING TIME outdoors and being surrounded by nature is one of your favourite pastimes, Derravarragh might just be the home for you. 

With impressive triple-height ceilings, plenty of greenery and a bright and airy feel throughout, once residents go through the property’s timber gates they’ll feel as if they have entered a rainforest in the heart of Blackrock.

The entrance to the 1800 sq ft property immediately leads into the most breathtaking area of the creatively-designed home: the open-plan hall, dining room and kitchen. In here, the outside is truly brought in while still maintaining a cosy and warm feel.

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Keen home cooks can soak up the sunlight (or listen to the pummelling rain) in the Bontempi-designed duck egg blue kitchen, where high gloss units provide plenty of storage space, while being able to entertain guests sitting just across the room. 

The kitchen features a double oven, gas hob, Neff microwave, built-in fridge/freezer and dishwasher, as well as underfloor heating. To the side, there’s a utility room which offers further storage space, plus a washer and dryer. 

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Double doors lead from the open-plan area to the dual-aspect drawing room, which boasts a feature wood-burning stove and timber floors. A bedroom, shower room and sitting room complete the accommodation on the ground floor. 

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Upstairs, the master bedroom enjoys views of Howth and Dublin Bay, as well as an en-suite bathroom complete with a raised jacuzzi bath and power shower. Another bedroom on this floor is divided into two levels, with a mezzanine area overlooking the coast. 

If potential homeowners are looking for a project to work on, planning permission was granted in 2002 for a 645 sq ft garden room, with the foundations already laid. 

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Directly outside the kitchen area, there is a large wooden patio perfectly positioned for al fresco dining. The property also boasts an extensive “tranquility garden”, featuring a pond and an abundance of rare and exotic plants. To the front, there is space to park four cars.

The coastal town of Dun Laoghaire is just a 10 minute drive from the property, with a DART service from here running to the city centre. In close proximity to Dundrum, Sandyford, Foxrock and Blackrock, residents at Derravarragh will never be far from what they need.

Derravarragh, Granville Park, Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin is on the market for €1,250,000 through Daphne Kaye via

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