Ard na Greine is a large, full height two storey Glass home uniquely designed and built by German manufacturer DaVinci Haus. The iconic design is built in the highly respected Bauhaus design using posts and beams. The house is filled with light all day taking in the surrounding views and all available sunlight. Ard na Greine is one of only a handful of houses in Ireland built in this style, which is typically referred to as HUF house. However, of all HUF or DaVinci houses in Ireland Ard na Greine probably sits in one of the most spectacular locations offering 180° views across Kinsale harbour, the Bandon river and the surrounding countryside soaking in the views from all of the south facing living areas and bedrooms.
Built in 2008 the house has been finished close to perfection by its German manufacturer DaVinci Haus. It incorporates only the finest materials and the best craftsmanship. The house is designed as an environmentally green home incorporating very high insulation levels and using solar heating effects provided by its south facing aspect and its large insulated glass walls. The house has been equipped with Krypton gas filled glass walls, a high efficiency Viessmann GFCH, under floor heating on both the upstairs and downstairs level, separate thermostat controls in each room as well as external thermostats. The high energy efficiency results in a very low energy consumption leading to low energy bills.
The total floor area of 2,960 sq ft / 275 sq m is split into two storeys with the bedrooms being located on the ground floor and the living quarters on the top floor to enhance the magnificent views from the house. The house is entered at the top floor through the main door at the rear which is linked to the parking areas by a bridge. One arrives at the large, bright entrance hall which leads directly into the open plan living area. On entering the living area one is immediately taken away by the magnificent views and the bright atmosphere created by the large floor to ceiling windows throughout. The south facing living area includes a top of the range, fully equipped modern German kitchen with a large island unit and amazing storage space, a dining area as well as the living room with a south facing balcony.
The ground floor is home to four bedrooms, three of which are south facing. All have direct access to the gardens. The bedrooms also incorporate large floor to ceiling windows again creating a warm and bright atmosphere and offering stunning views. Two bedrooms have bathrooms en-suite while the two remaining share a bathroom. The bathrooms have been finished to an amazing standard and incorporate Italian tiles, Philippe Stark sinks, toilets and taps, Kaldewei baths and Breuer showers.
The views from the house can only be described as magnificent and nearly every room offers another stunning aspect of the views to Kinsale harbour, the river or Castlepark marina. One can watch the sailing boats, motor yachts and fishing boats going in and out the harbour, watch the wildlife or the birds flying up and down the river. By night time all the lights of the homes and boats over at the Castlepark Marina are twinkling, creating a different, yet another really magical view.
The property sits on approx. 0.5 acre of grounds providing plenty of space for all the family, entertaining guests or just enjoying the gardens. The site is enclosed by fields used for grazing horses practically creating a countryside feeling while Ard na Greine is only located a casual 15 minutes walk from Kinsale town. Plenty of parking is available.
Ard na Greine is an iconic contemporary house designed and built to the highest specifications by the renowned German manufacturer DaVinci Haus. This superb residence is set into a spectacular elevated position on the exclusive Compass Hill road with breathtaking 180° vistas to Kinsale Harbour, the Bandon River, Castlepark marina and peninsula as well as Charles Fort. Located just minutes from Kinsale town centre the property is close to all the amenities of this pretty seaside town and approx. 35 minutes drive from the cosmopolitan city of Cork. This area of South West Ireland is of outstanding beauty with its dramatic coastline, unspoilt locations and safe beaches. Leisure activities are well catered for, Kinsale provides excellent sailing, yachting and fishing facilities from its two marinas. There are three golf courses including the renowned Old Head of Kinsale. Other recreational pursuits include walking, bathing, surfing, and horse riding. There are numerous cultural events held throughout the year, such as the world famous Kinsale Arts Festival, Kinsale Gourmet Festival, the Cork Jazz Festival, the Cork Film Festival, along with a thriving music and opera programme. Kinsale is also home to some of Ireland’s finest restaurants, contributing to its title as Gourmet Capital of Ireland. There are many top class hotels and lots of welcoming pubs. Cork International Airport is conveniently located 30 minutes drive from Kinsale with direct links within Ireland and to major European and UK cities.
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