Little Women actress Saoirse Ronan has just sold her stylish home in Ireland, offering us a little glimpse of her American-influenced interior style.
The three-story Edwardian house is in the coastal community of Greystones, Co Wicklow. It was built in the 1970s and is just a short drive outside Dublin.
She bought the five bedroom house, named Pine Lodge, back in 2017, and spent the last two years redesigning and modernising the interiors. She revamped the whole property, giving it an on-trend blue kitchen, a metro-tiled bathroom, a laidback luxe dining room and some serious stylish living spaces.
Listed on Galvin Property & Finance, the 4,800-square-foot dwelling boasts five bedrooms and five bathrooms.
The property is guarded by a set of heavy wrought-iron electronic gates that open onto a picturesque, pebbled driveway that’s lined with trees. According to the listing, the house offers a sense of seclusion that’s hard to find, with manicured lawns, mature greenery and high walls that create a private setting.
Details of design and construction suggest inspiration from the neighbouring Burnaby area and the arts and crafts movement. Like the west-facing veranda that runs almost the length of the front, the wooden sash windows and granite sills, the red-tiled roof, tall chimney stacks and filigree ridge tiles.
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The charming veranda at the front of the house welcomes guests, and features pretty black-and-white checkerboard tiling.
The front door opens into a reception hall with cream coloured stone floors, a beautiful carved wood staircase and doors leading into the living and dining space.
To the right of the main entrance is a formal dining room, which features built-in bookcases, its own stone fireplace, oversized sash windows and broad panel wood flooring. The floors, which run throughout the rest of the home, were salvaged and refinished on site.
The formal dining space and cosy living room are separated by elegant pocket doors that can be tucked away.
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The living room also features a marble fireplace and elegant sash windows.
The salvaged wood floors offer a contrast of new world and old world when juxtaposed with the elegant velvet emerald couches and boho-printed pillows.
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On the other side of the hallway is a large, open plan kitchen with modern kitchen island and breakfast bar.
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The long, white marble-topped central island dominates the space, crowning the blue kitchen island that matches the rest of the hand painted blue kitchen. An L-shaped wood countertop provides an inviting breakfast bar area.
Encaustic floor tiles help to zone the space, while metro tiles offer a bright and stylish splashback. A large bay window offers a view to the veranda and driveway, while the back of the kitchen leads to a separate utility room, side garage and the rear garden.
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According to the listing, Saoirse Ronan, the current owner, ‘has painstakingly designed and decorated this open plan room so to be practical, comfortable and aesthetically impressive all in equal measures.’
‘The kitchen is situated in the centre of the room around a large island complete with white marble counter top and hand painted baby blue kitchen units. Light pours in through the bay window to the front and to the rear there is a comfortable living area with fire burning stove overlooking the manicured private rear garden.’
Upstairs, the second floor boasts four en suite guest bedrooms and a separate wing for the master suite.
All five of the bedrooms are located on the second floor and offer bright, spacious layouts, each one with with fitted wardrobes and four with full en suites.
Here, one of the spacious bedrooms looks out onto the front lawn from the large bay window.
One of the bedrooms has been converted into a large walk-in wardrobe with a luxurious en-suite bathroom and separate shower.
A highlight of the master suite, the gorgeous bathroom features patterned marble floor tiles, a luxurious deep-soaking tub, and a steam shower with white metro tiles.
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Also on the first floor is a reading-room that forms part of the stairwell and first-floor landing.
The stairs lead up to a large attic on the second floor, where there’s room for a home cinema, gym or full guest accommodation with fully functional kitchen.
Out back, the home features an outdoor dining area, a shed and a large lawn that’s bordered by box hedging and a variety of fruit trees, raspberry canes, rhubarb, and herbs.
The listing goes on to say that there’s ‘a real sense of peace and tranquillity where the only sounds pervading the quiet calm are the birds in the day time and the noise of the ocean nearby by night.’
She listed her home for €1.5 million.
All images via Galvin Property & Finance.