This detached three-bedroom Modern single-storey house sits on a spectacular and secluded site that extends to approximately three and a half acres. Originally built in the 1960s, the house has been fully remodelled and refurbished by architects Carson Crushell to create a bright and spacious interior. Extensive use of glazing throughout provides fantastic views across the countryside and the renowned beauty of the Kenmare Estuary. The architects have also added a terrace and long bench of Kilkenny limestone that connect the living spaces to the surrounding landscape.
The house sits to the back of the unusually large site. There is a possibility, subject to the usual permissions, of putting another building on the site which would not compromise the view of the original structure. It is also possible that the original structure could be extended. The site has water frontage and has a jetty from to sail a boat.
Douglas Carson and Rosaleen Crushell have worked on projects with a number of award-winning architects such as Edward Cullinan and Eric Parry Architects. Their own practice, established in London in 2003 and recently moved to Dublin, extends across domestic, commercial, and public design. According to the Irish Times, the house refurbishment in Killowen "[puts] the bliss back into bungalow living."
The house can be found in Killowen, close to the historic town of Kenmare. Kenmare is well known as one of the most beautiful and culturally rich towns in Ireland. It features a lively local arts scene and is home to two of Ireland's most highly-regarded restaurants.
There is a elementary school and a secondary school in the town. The American business magazine Fortune named Kenmare as one of the top ten places in the world to retire to.
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