Savills proudly presents Kennitt House, Rochestown, Cork
A beautiful 1930's property which has been extensively extended to create one of Cork City's ultimate family homes, which is situated on a mature and beautifully landscaped site.
An attractive extension was seamlessly grafted onto the western elevation of the property in C. 2007, the design was incepted by Coughlan DeKeyser architects and implemented by Sisk builders. The considered extension adds an extra c. 3,100 sq ft of space to the original property. The site absorbs this extra footprint effortlessly while internally, the resulting marriage of old and new provides a well-designed combination of open plan spaces and separate living rooms, ideal for family living. At the time, the original property was completely renovated and refurbished to the same exacting standards as the extension.
Upon arrival, a recessed entrance with tall entrance pillars support tall wrought iron electric gates that swing inwards to grant access to a sweeping driveway that guides you through vibrant and mature gardens and onto a large driveway that offers plenty of parking. Here too, you can access the double garage via an electric roller shutter door. Whilst here, you will notice the privacy of the site and the elegant beauty of the property itself. Stepping inside Kennitt House, you are greeted by glass panelled double doors at the far end of the hallway which grant access onto a private south facing limestone patio which features a central fishpond and integrated fountain. This is a private and south facing space which is ideal for get toghethers. The property's relationship with its gardens is an important part of the overall design, with many of the ground floor rooms granting direct access into the gardens.
On the ground floor, you will find a large lounge, family room and an immense open plan living/kitchen/dining room that is approximately 1,100 sq ft in size and benefits from two banks of glass panelled accordion doors leading into the gardens. In a focused effort to combine the internal and external space, the floor level of both the patio and internal accommodation of this room are on a par allowing for true connection of these two spaces. On this level, you will also find a large utility room, three guest lavatories, a double garage that can be accessed internally and a storeroom.
Upstairs is divided into two separate wings with four bedrooms in the east wing over two floors and two more bedrooms in the west wing, each bedroom having its own en-suite. Here you will also find a home office with built-in desk and storage space. The master bedroom is of note, this south facing room has a very deserving balcony which allows for a bird's eye view of the majestic gardens below. A toughened glass barrier ensures light and views can be enjoyed from inside this room also.
The gardens have won the IPBS Best Garden in Ireland' award multiple times in the past. Today, they remain in exceptional condition and are now combined with the expansive limestone south facing patio enhancing the rear gardens further. Here, you will find a large, manicured lawn, an array of plant life such as magnolias, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, azaleas, lilac, wisteria, jasmine and honeysuckle. Tree life includes varieties such as Japanese acers and maples, cherry blossoms, an exquisite willow tree and an oak tree. The gardens are there to be enjoyed and in truth must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
Both primary and secondary schools are easily accessible, as are a host of social and necessary amenities.
Kennitt House comes to the market in pristine order and represents a rare Cork city property offering that is in walk in condition.
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BER Details - BER B2 - BER No.113238562 - Energy Performance Indicator: 115.01 kWh/M2/yr