Prepare to be enamoured by this captivating 4-bedroom detached home, a hidden treasure tucked away in the bustling town of Athy, Kildare. This eye-catching property nestles on a private, mature site, just 5km from the heart of Athy, and across from the historic Bert House, a testament to Ireland's rich heritage. Majestically designed and built in the 1960's by Lady Geoghegan, the house is a testament to her impeccable taste and love for fine details.
Remarkable features like the 11-foot ceilings, intricate coving, and thorough plasterwork add an air of elegance and sophistication throughout this magnificent home. The imposing size of the property, 230 sq m (c.2475 sq ft) of pure luxury, provides ample accommodation. Although in great condition, a touch of modern adaptability could bring this gem an infusion of contemporary aesthetics and meet present homeowner's desires.
Your new home's location is a perfect compromise between calm and convenience. It offers swift access to M9 and M7 motorways, making surrounding towns and cities like Newbridge (28km), Naas (45km), Portlaoise (25km) and Carlow (20km) easily accessible.
Now, let's talk about Athy, a thriving commercial hub pulsating with life and a vibrant community spirit. The town provides a wealth of amenities - from shops, bars and restaurants to everything in between. Infrastructural development in Athy is commendable - with the train station providing regular daily services to Dublin and Waterford, city life is a mere 45 minutes away.
Step inside the house and be instantly welcomed by a spacious entrance hall adorned with grand 11ft ceilings and an ornate centrepiece, setting the tone for the rest of the living area.
The drawing room is a haven of comfort offering a marble fireplace, French doors leading to the patio, an ornate centrepiece and coving. For your culinary needs, the fully fitted kitchen comes with ground and eye level presses, a hot press, an extractor unit, and a range cooker.
The house presents four bedrooms, each with built-in wardrobes and carpeting. Complementing these rooms are a family bathroom and a wet room. Alongside, there is a sunroom/utility, perfect for whipping up a family Sunday roast or catching up on laundry.
Outside the house, the expansive grounds are a vision to behold with their mature trees, lawns and raised flower beds. It also features a tarmacadam drive to front and side and a garage with up and over door, and an additional fuel store.
Envision waking up to the crisp Kildare air every morning, the seasons painterly changing right outside your window. The climate here is quite pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 5°C in the winter to 20°C in the summer.
Life in such a home offers an unparalleled experience – a blend of history, architecture, and modern living. With the right touch of updates, this property can become your ultimate dream home. It ticks all the right boxes for a family - comfort, space, privacy and the unparalleled joy of owning a home.
Living in Athy offers the perfect balance of a rich cultural and historical setting with modern conveniences. It's not just a house, it's your pathway to a fulfilling, comfortable and serene lifestyle. Don't miss your chance to make this classic piece of architecture your own.
Wake up to a distinct blend of nature and urban living, set against the intriguing backdrop of your unique home. Experience the rhythm of Athy, soak in the rich history, and embrace the promise of a beautiful future in your new home. The area's storied past and promising future, just like your new home, are waiting for you to add your chapter.