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4 of a kind

4 of a Kind: Extraordinary homes on the east coast with great sea views

From a modern masterpiece in Howth to a Canadian-Irish influenced home in Dunmore East.

HOMES THAT MAKE the sea part of their design can often add a considerable amount to sale prices. But waking up to calming views every single day may well be worth it. 

This week, we’ve cherry picked three gorgeously luxurious homes in Waterford and one in Dublin that soak up the sea and make the most of the spectacular views.

Howth, Co Dublin – €3,600,000

The Lake House is a modern masterpiece that spans an impressive 267 m². Designed by the architect Max O’Flaherty and completed in 2014, it stands on a .8 acre site that features a private lake, landscaped gardens, and direct access to the beach. It’s just a 15 minute walk from Howth village – an area that offers everything from shops and schools to restaurants, and yacht clubs. Dublin city centre is under half an hour away while the airport is just 20 minutes away. 

Inside comprises a series of light-filled rooms with have panoramic sea views. Key features include a cantilevered design, triple-glazed windows and a high level of insulation. The open-plan living area, state-of-the-art kitchen and spacious outdoor entertainment spaces provide the perfect blend of luxury and comfort. Additional highlights are the oak staircase and multiple bedrooms with their own bathrooms.

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Dunmore East, Co Waterford – €2,995,000

Forenaught is a six-bed luxury home spanning a whopping 400 m². This exquisite home sits on a 3.5 acre elevated site that offers stunning panoramic views of Creaden Bay and the Waterford Estuary. Inside comprises a striking open plan kitchen and living area with a unique pyramid-shaped fireplace along with a formal dining room.

Outside, there’s a wrap-around terrace, outdoor kitchen, barbecue area with remote control roof and electric wind blinds and a detached studio apartment. There’s also a detached garage, a home office pod and an exercise thermal pool. Located just five minutes from Dunmore East, with its charming restaurants, pubs and sailing club,the location is great and just a 90 minute drive from both Cork and Dublin.

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Tramore, Co Waterford – €2,500,000

Gladonia is another huge home with a floor area of 671 m². This unique cliffside property stands on a .75 acre site with panoramic sea views of Tramore Bay, Tramore Beach, Sandhills and Brownstown Head. Originally built in 1990 and renovated in 2008, there’s more than enough space for a home with four bedrooms. Gladonia includes an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. Outdoor amenities include a full-sized tennis court and ample parking.

The house features a grand entrance with marble floors and a mahogany staircase. Large bay windows in the lounge and open plan living areas provide the stunning sea views. The kitchen is custom designed with high-end finishes. The first floor includes four en suite bedrooms, with a main suite featuring a bay window, dressing room and a luxurious bathroom. 

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Dunmore East, Co Waterford – €2,495,000

Woodfield Lodge is a five-bed home located in the tranquil fishing village of Dunmore East. It sits on a 1.3 acre landscaped site. This Canadian-Irish influenced home blends modern elegance with panoramic sea views. The split-level design includes five bedrooms, two family bathrooms and open-concept reception rooms. Expansive windows flood the home with natural light, highlighting the sea views. A secret staircase leads to a top-level study/reading room.

The meticulously manicured themed gardens feature meandering pathways, a Japanese sand garden, a woodland area and vibrant perennial flowers. Outdoor spaces include terraces, paved patios, a greenhouse with grapevines and a garage. It has a healthy BER of B1 making for a cosy and energy efficient home thanks to air-to-water heating, solar panels and photovoltaic unit and an EV charging unit.

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