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4 of a kind: Light-filled homes with open-plan designs

From a five-bed in Co Wexford to an eco-friendly home in West Cork.

IF YOU LOVE nothing more than hosting a dinner party and entertaining guests (in line with current Covid-19 restrictions, of course), an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area is probably high on your ‘must have’ list when looking at properties.

This week we’re looking at four homes around the country with open-plan kitchens and dining areas that are made for hosting – from a five-bed in Co Wexford to an eco-friendly home in West Cork.

Barntown, Co Wexford – €425,000

A five-bed family home, this beautiful dormer bungalow boasts an impressively bright and spacious interior. There’s a large open-plan kitchen, dining and living area to the rear of the property, complete with a feature fireplace and multi-fuel stove, bespoke solid oak units and several picture windows.

Double doors open to the south-facing rear garden, where there’s a patio area that’s surrounded by flower beds and 0.75 acres of landscaped grounds. All five bedrooms are doubles, while three feature en suite bathroom. In the main bathroom, there’s a jacuzzi and separate shower. 

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Malahide, North Co Dublin – €495,000

Located less than a 10-minute drive (or a 35-minute walk) from the heart of Malahide village, 10 Lissadel Grove is a three-bed semi-detached property. It comes to the market in turn-key condition and has been extended and updated to include a modern open-plan living, kitchen and dining area. 

Features in here include wooden flooring, granite worktops and a Shaker-style kitchen. Two sets of French doors open to the private west-facing rear garden, where there’s a patio and lawn area. A separate living room and guest bathroom complete the ground floor accommodation, while there are three bedrooms, an en suite bathroom and a family bathroom on the first floor.  

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Killarney, Co Kerry – €475,000

A three-bed bungalow, 30 Millwood is a warm and welcoming family home. The property was completely renovated and refurbished in October 2019, with an open-plan kitchen, living and dining room being added to the rear. As a result, No 30 comes ready for moving day and is sure to appeal to any buyer who wants an uncomplicated move. 

To the front of the house, there’s a cosy living room with built-in shelves and a feature electric fire, as well as a neat home office in the bay window area. This room could be used as the third bedroom, while the remaining two bedrooms are both doubles. Conveniently, Killarney town is a 20-minute walk away from the property.

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Glengarriff, West Cork – €695,000

Set on four acres of beautiful grounds within the Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve, Coorannel House boasts a feeling of tranquility throughout its 3,090 sq ft. Built in 2008, the three-bed property is designed to be eco-friendly, with features including solar panels, underfloor heating and energy efficient glazing.

The exterior of the house is finished in a mixture of slate and glass, with picture windows throughout allowing in views of the surrounding forest and the Caha Mountains. The kitchen, living and dining area is the perfect spot to enjoy these views, while oak floors and a large feature fireplace add a cosy feel. 

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