Larchwood Lodge, currently offered for sale, is a stunning 305 sq. (3,400 sq. Feet) eco house set on 4.2 acres in the beautiful Sunny South East close to some of the country’s best beaches and all the lovely region has to offer. The house was described by Construct Ireland Magazine as ‘an eco-statement par excellence’. This should come as no major surprise having been built by Riko House, the same eco house manufacturer that won ‘Best Off-Site’ timber building in London in the 2007 Wood Awards as well as being a finalist in the 2007 ‘Grand Designs’ awards.
Riko House is a manufacturer of architect designed eco houses and has made a name for itself throughout Europe as a designer of low-energy buildings that are synonymous with high-quality living spaces. Riko’s philosophy is to live in a natural healthy environment.
Nothing can compare to the quality of the timber engineering provided in this house, not only in the materials and build quality, but also in the overall standard of living provided internally.
It is this quality of build that attracted the world renowned French architect and designer Philippe Starck to use Riko for his eco house designs.
The internal finishes, in keeping with all other elements of this house, are of the highest specification available. Coupled with a high level of insulation, a highly efficient heat pump system and underfloor heating throughout the house provides a level of living comfort and ambience that needs to be experienced to be believed.
The house sits on a beautiful 4.2 acre site. It is an almost square site, level, with approximately 1.5 acres allocated to the house and surrounding landscaped gardens. The gardens are separated from the remaining land by post and rail fencing and due to its natural and secure hedging would make an ideal enclosure for animals, particularly horses.
The property is located in a lovely area only 15 minutes from Wexford town and surrounded by coastal charm with the Blue Flag Marina and beaches of Kilmore Quay only a 7minute drive away. An added bonus is that the area offers a host of leisure facilities including coastal walks, fishing, boating and water sports. There are also a number of excellent restaurants, many featuring the local seafood, all within easy reach. Beautifully complimenting the main house is a two story Siberian Larch clad garage with upstairs loft area. The building sits at 90 degrees to the house on the south west side, a most unusual aspect. This coupled with the large deck area provides a courtyard style setting with easy access to the garage and garden.
An architecturally designed self-contained garden studio is situated on the north side of the house. This contemporary designed building is a very high quality structure and built to the same standard as a timber frame house. In keeping with the house and garage it is also clad in Larch. A lovely feature of this building is its ‘sliding glass wall’ entrance providing the interior with an abundance of light. It has a high degree of insulation, its own power supply and lights and would make an ideal home office or gym.
- – Custom designed walnut kitchen with quality appliances.
- – Large built-in wardrobes in each room.
- – Balcony off main bedroom.
- – Walnut and oak floors, skirting and architrave throughout
- – Custom made oak, glass and chrome stairs.
- – Individual thermostats in each room.
- – Micro-computer controlled heating system.
- – Bank of Solar Panels added by current owners to further enhance the ‘Eco’ credentials of the extremely efficient heating system of this exceptional
- – Natural Spanish slates and Swedish steel guttering.
- – Underfloor heating with American floor screed throughout the house.