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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 24 April, 2019
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Trip the light fantastic in this incredible five-bed Adare beauty

Make the most of the bright summer nights.

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PLENTY OF HOMES advertise themselves as ‘unique’, but this light-filled house on the grounds of Adare Manor can truly wear that tag with pride.

This €2,100,000 contemporary abode, designed by Dublin’s A&D Wejchert, is a totally unexpected find in Adare’s Demesne.

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What makes it so special? Let’s start with the 445 square metre house itself, which is detached with five beds and five baths.

This isn’t a home for those who like the blinds drawn. It’s all about letting the light in, and making the most of those huge stunning windows.

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The atrium was designed to allow daylight to stream in from dawn to dusk. If you’re someone who dreads winter, you’ll still be able to eke out the last remaining rays of the day in a house like this.

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Not only do you have the atrium, but all of the windows here are designed to make the most of the light.

Transparent glass panels combine with the open-plan spaces throughout the house to make it feel airy, rather than compact or imposing.

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It’s all about making the most of the space.

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If you’re conscious of your eco footprint, you’ll be glad to hear that renewable materials, natural ventilation and high-quality insulation were all used in the building of this house, so you’re treading lightly indeed.

Plus, that means lower bills for heating and electricity.

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The heart of the home is the kitchen, and this is the sort of space you’ll want to show off – or even get cooking lessons to make the most of, especially with the large standalone grill at your disposal.

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Even the bedrooms have a quirky but spacious feel to them:

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The Scandinavian look, with its clean lines, clever use of space, and easy-on-the-eye approach, has become very popular in Ireland of late, and it proved inspirational here.

Think beauty with a purpose.

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If you can drag yourself outside of the house, you can wander through the nearby orchard, spend time at the gazebo and pond, tend to the vegetable garden, or grab a pear from the nearby tree.

It’s no surprise that this is a particularly sought-after area, with the manor grounds surrounding you and the lovely town of Adare just beyond.

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It’s like the Good Life, but without the Birkenstocks.

6 The Demesne is for sale for €2,100,000 by private treaty through Sherry Fitzgerald.

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About the author:

Maria Heffernan  / Property supplement

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