Where age meets style
THE people of Portmarnock are slow to boast. They are like 'old money' - they don't have to talk about it. But the truth is that this north county Dublin village is one of the oldest inhabited settlements in the country.
These days it has become such an upmarket place that its past doesn't even need to be mentioned.
Having the opportunity to buy new-build in Portmarnock is now a rarity but there is currently an interesting property on offer here. 'Gathorne' is an architect designed contemporary home located close to schools, shops, churches, bus and Dart services. The Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links is nearby - not to mention the area's famous velvet strand.
The house is deceptive from the front, appearing to be a simple white dormer style building. At the back, however, it extends in an L-shape, with wrap-around deck, and south-facing landscaped garden.
This is a three-bedroom home of innovative design with a well planned interior which is particularly bright.
Accommodation comprises of entrance hall with guest wc, living room, family room, kitchen/dining room, utility room, three bedrooms (master en suite) and a bathroom.
The living room features contemporary wall mounted brushed steel log effect gas fire, oak flooring, recessed chrome downlighters and understairs closet.
The kitchen/diningroom is L-shaped with fitted oak wall and floor presses and polished granite worktop and splashback. The dining area has porcelain tiled floor, feature block windows, glass panelled oak doors interconnecting to the oak floored family room and French doors to deck.
Outside there are cast-iron gates, walled driveway and cobblelock parking forecourt. Further details from Douglas Newman Good (01-491 2640).