i like to cook with people, so have dinner parties where i chat when the guests or my family are seated. i like to have my children with me while i cook. i cook a lot, so i want space for them. sofas etc.
so i like open plan, i don’t like many smaller rooms.
i don’t like a lot of carpeted floors, i prefer tiles or wood. i like a lot of light in a house, where you can see through the house to gardens, so it feels like the outside is brought inside.
i like “scandi style”, bright, white, light.
to me mock tudor is fussy and hard to live in. a lot of hoovering, dusting, many doors. a lot more money to maintain. that said i much prefer the grounds of the mock tudor and i respect it as an excellent example of its style, with lovely features for its style. i just wouldnt have the time for all that house work.
im just offering a different viewpoint, the big issue for me would be having to commute even for a carton of milk.
that would be the big decider for me.
we are talking about ideals here. for me the absolute decider right now is location and commute.
At the price, I’d take Winton Grove easy. Fantastic house, both in terms of design, quality of construction and finish. Love it. I’d also prefer Enniskerry over Greystones any day. The right side of the N11. Not full of SCD retirees who didn’t quite make the cut to New Dalkey. Faster to the city and closer to the mountains, which when we’re talking about the beaches and marine developments in the vicinity I’d take any day over the sea. For myself, I’d see a certain pretentiousness in Corrella actually. Whereas Winton is only drawing on the best of Irish design, craftsmanship and materials that are available on the market today, to build the best place possible without compromising anything. I like that. No problem with it myself for all the “celtic tiger” snide remarks that some people would no doubt make.
Whatever about the price, I’d bloody love a house like Winton Grove. I don’t see the problems people have with it.
Yeah, it’s not exactly “Falling Water” but it look ready to move into and live in very comfortably.
(The tennis court should have been all-weather!)
Also agree Enniskerry is a better location.
Corrella looks fantastic - but correct me if I’m wrong - it requires serious wedge and effort to get this into a state where there won’t be the odd damp patch and sagging floor about.
I think Winton Grove is a fantastic house and whilst I’m a big fan of olde worlde burnaby charm, I don’t get the references to this being classless in comparison. Puhlease. Bright, airy, high spec - whilst the design isn’t to everyone’s taste the biggest problem I can see is that I can’t afford all those things