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4 of a kind

4 of a Kind: Gorgeous renovated and extended homes across the country

From an elegant home in Celbridge to a converted church in Waterford.

CRAVING LOTS OF space and home that’s in great nick? Then look no further because this week we’ve scoured the listings to find four impressive homes that have been extended and renovated in recent years. 

From an elegant home in Celbridge to a converted church in Waterford, here’s what’s on offer.

Piltown, Co Kilkenny – €489,000

Brenar is a large five-bed home with a floor area of 311 m². Located just outside Piltown village in South Kilkenny, it’s set on a .61 acre site. It features a private gated entrance and ample parking on a tarmac driveway. Recently renovated, the home includes high insulation, double-glazed PVC windows and doors, CCTV, fibre broadband and a full alarm system.

Inside, the entrance hall, with a vaulted ceiling, leads to a spacious kitchen/dining/living area with a solid oak kitchen and granite countertops. Other spaces include a sitting room and living room (both with stoves), utility room, office, laundry room, family bathroom, guest toilet and four large bedrooms. The main bedroom features an en suite bathroom. The home showcases solid oak and marble tiled flooring, ceiling coving and solid oak joinery.

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Waterford City, Co Waterford – €875,000

Killotteran Old Church offers a serene countryside lifestyle near the city, making it a rare gem. This unique home blends history with modernity, originating from 612 AD with its current structure built in 1858. Abandoned until 1997, it was transformed into a residence and a modern extension added in 2008. The ground floor features original mosaic-tiled aisle, living room, dining area, elevated kitchen (former altar), vestry (cold room/pantry) and an oak staircase leading to the first floor. Up on the first floor, there are three more bedrooms and a bathroom.

A new extension incorporates a sunroom, den, guest bedroom with walk-in closet, bathroom, large utility room and outdoor deck. Original features include mosaic floors, exposed oak A-frames and diamond fenestration. The home is minutes from Waterford city and close to Tramore beach and the mountains. 

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Sandymount, Dublin 4 – €875,000

2B Serpentine Road is a 112 m² semi-d in a great location if being close to the city is important to you. With three bedrooms and a healthy energy rating of B3, this is a cosy and efficient home that saw a renovation in 2017. The rooms are spread over three levels and are light-filled thanks to the open plan layout. The spacious sitting room leads to the well-maintained garden. 

Up on the first floor, there is a large main bedroom with plenty of storage and an en suite bathroom. The other bedrooms share the family bathroom. To the front, there is off-street parking and a garden. This Dublin 4 home is conveniently located near Sandymount Dart Station, Aviva Stadium, Sandymount village and Ballsbridge.

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Celbridge, Co Kildare – €499,950

394 Ballyoulster Park is a roomy four-bed home that’s elegant and well extended to bring it right up to date. Located in a mature development on the Dublin side of Celbridge, this property offers stylish and contemporary living in a peaceful area that’s also commuter-friendly. Inside comprises an upgraded kitchen along with new sanitaryware. The large main bedroom has its own bathroom. Double glazed windows keep the heat in while the east-facing back garden promises lovely sunny mornings. 

The ground floor is also home to a handy utility room and a lounge. The development is walking distance to Celbridge village and has quick access to the M50, Dublin Airport and the city centre.

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