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Kennitt House,

Rochestown, Cork City, T12 KDK3
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6 Bedrooms
9 Bathrooms
567 sqm

Set behind wrought iron electric gates lies a meandering driveway under a canopy of mature shrubs and trees which leads to Kennitt House on the Rochestown Road. This is a bespoke family home that has evolved over time marrying the Arts and Crafts home originally constructed on the site with a modern extension constructed 10 years ago. This enhancement blends well; so much so that it is difficult to see where the original ends and the new begins.

Property details

BER No. 113238562
Energy Performance Indicator: 115.01


  • Entrance: A distinctive black front door set against a backdrop of featured architrave spanning over two levels and set off with a limestone doorstep which invites you to this home and sets the tone of what lies beyond. Discreet external wall lights.
  • Entrance Porch: (1.5m 1.8m)With American oak wood floor to incorporate matwell the entrance porch is finished with bespoke wall panelling to dado height. Recess lighting and double doors with bevelled glazing to the reception hall ensure a bright and welcoming space.
  • Reception Hall: (12.30m x 7.31m )A room in its own right and finished with the same American oak wood floor in wide plank, the reception hall has a unique feature fireplace with gas fire fitted and relaxing space either side. Double French doors give access and views to the garden beyond. Creative ceiling lightwell of toughened glass captures light from the upper floor. Moulded cornicing and recessed lighting complete.
  • Lounge: (7.51m x 6.60m )An extensive room with dual aspect status makes this room one of the finest reception rooms in any residential home brought to the market to date in Cork. A deep-set bay window overlooks the rear gardens complimented further by the inclusion of double doors to access the gardens at all times. Mirrored windows on the opposite gable look to the front. Interior designed colour scheme and finishes coupled with stripped original parquet wood floor blends with original marble fireplace with gas fire inset. Moulded skirting, architrave and cornicing complete the look together with bespoke panelling beneath the bay window.
  • Teenage Den: (4.67m x 4.55m )A cosy room located in the older part of this home with feature bay window (a sister image to that in the lounge) overlooking the rear garden. This room is decorated in neutral tones and the envy of any teenager looking for their own space. Surround sound, and Cat 5 cabling allows this space to be used for any number of uses. An enclosed stove with gas fire adds further to the enjoyment of this room. Moulded cornicing and a combination of recess and wall lights.
  • Guest WC: (2.23m x 1.29m )Located off the entrance hall this guest WC is finished with quality tiling to dado height. Vanity mirror and heated towel rail. Double doors to cloaks press beyond.
  • Hallway: Offering recesses cleverly fitted with customised glazed display shelving and discreet recess and wall lights. Picture windows looking to the front garden and an alternative door to access the front.
  • Kitchen/Dining/Living/Snug: We often hear of a room that offers three uses in one and a room that depicts four uses in one is seldom seen. The quality within this room can only be created when the owners are fully involved in the design process to ensure they deliver on their specific needs. This open plan room commands 1,100 sq. ft of space and so clever is the layout that there are areas when sitting and relaxing in one space the rest of the room is hidden.
  • Snug: (4.91m x 4.76m )On entering there is a cosy snug arranged around a Clear View solid fuel stove set at a slightly higher level so that the eye catches the flame. The stove is set against a backdrop of stone ensuring the heat is thrown back into the room. Double doors from here lead directly to the rear patio and gardens beyond. Full length floor to ceiling window coupled with recessed lighting make this a cosy bright space.
  • Kitchen: (4.33m 6.65m)The kitchen is bespoke and custom designed by House of Coolmore specifically for this space. The use of different materials combine to bring this space together. A four oven AGA with integrated overhead extractor takes centre stage against the back wall and is housed with floor and eye level units either side. This immediately creates the cosy homely feeling an AGA gives. The kitchen is arranged is such a way that the returning gable wall houses a double oven (Wolf) as well as microwave, integrated Miele larder fridge and freezer and Miele double full height wine fridges. An expansive island at the centre offers a myriad of functions and uses including double drawer Fisher and Paykel dishwashers. A 5 ringed Gaggenau hob with extractor overhead creates a divide to the breakfast counter. The breakfast counter is finished in oak and has an unusual curved shape with additional storage. There is a double bowel sink unit with engraved drainer within the granite work top and an upstand of granite is used to create another division.
  • Dining: (8.62m x 6.65m )The dining room is set at the centre of this room and has commanding views through walls of glazing to fully appreciate the patio and gardens beyond. The glazing is arranged in returning walls of bi-folding doors with some fixed glazed section.
  • Living: The fourth space within the room is the relaxation living space. Extensive in size it sits against the backdrop of an entire wall of glazing giving the feeling of sitting in the garden such is the cleverness of how the space is created. Recessed lighting together with wall lights and pendent lights complete this entire room and allows for the areas to interchange in use. Surround sound is standard here. The entire space is finished with polished limestone tiles in neutral tones and underfloor heating throughout. The use of tumbled limestone tiles on the extensive patio surrounding this space makes it read as one.
  • Utility: (3.75m x 3.17m )Carrying the House of Coolmore bespoke units from the kitchen as well as the same floor tiles the utility is extensively fitted to take the extra storage of family needs. Finished with a black granite countertop and tiled between floor and eye level units the utility is plumbed for washing machine and vented for tumble dryer.
  • Back Porch: Giving access to the double garage beyond. Another guest W.C, fitted with two piece suite and tiled to dado height. Fitted vanity mirror and heated towel rail.
  • Storage Room: Fitted with wiring and control centre for smart homes system.
  • Garage: (6.61m x 6.12m )Double in size with electric roller doors. The garage is finished with polished concrete floor and gives a number of storage rooms off. A novel idea of wiring for a TV point here means that it can double up as a games room when necessary.
  • Garage Storage: (6.90m x 1.90m )With plenty of natural light and shelving located off the garage and gives access to the side entrance and gardens beyond.
  • WC: (2.16m x 0.94m )Fitted with two piece suite.