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Magnificent modern retreat in a wildlife haven

April 3rd, 2016 10:55 AM

By Southern Star Team

Private Residence-exterior mono pitch slate roof lake pier west

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A TRULY magnificent, modern home which makes the most of its spectacular surrounds, has come on the market near Schull.

Built in 2008 to an exceptionally high standard, it was designed with a keen eye, to blend sensitively into the stark landscape of the Toormore area between Schull and Goleen. 

It has already featured in a number of leading UK and Irish design and architectural publications, such is its unique style and look. 

The Lake House is set on 1.65 acres, hidden from the public road, and amidst a haven for local wildlife. The highest point of the property has a 360-degree view of the surrounding countryside and Atlantic. It has been designed so the beam of the iconic Fastnet lighthouse, obliquely hits the house at night. 

The unique single storey residence measures in excess of 2,100 sq ft and comprises four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The contemporary design makes the most of the views from every possible vantage point. Clean lines, sloping roofs and full height glazing maximise the natural daylight and aspects to their fullest. 

The intentionally pared back interiors are sleek and functional, featuring an all-white palette, wide plank walnut flooring and a choice of solid blocks of earthy shades. It is designed to generate a warm restful atmosphere in this secluded beauty spot.

From the living room, there is direct access to the water via a deck and patio. Sit and watch the herons, mallards and moore hens which have also spotted the solitude and tranquil surrounds of the Lake House.

This special home is just ten minutes from Schull and the blue flag Barleycove beach is also a short drive.

The Lake House is guiding €695,000 with Skibbereen auctioneers Charles McCarthy at 46 Bridge Street in Skibbereen (028 21533) or see charlesmccarthy.com.

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