LUXURY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
KILLEEN, CO. MEATH
162 new residences on 600 acres of protected structure and lands planned around the ruins of the 15th century church by Sir Christopher Plunkett, Killeen Castle and the vast Jack Nicklaus signature Golf Course. 86 of the residences ranging from 6,000 to 12,000 sqft are detached on 1 acre of landscaped gardens. The rest of
the residential scheme are smaller houses planned around beautiful landscaped courtyards. 3 number of the 86 larger residences were built by Brazil Associates in 2007/2008 (Lucas, Silke & Plunkett) and 24 number of the Loughmore Stud courtyard houses being fitted out entirely. 2 number gate lodges were also built with one fitted out internally.
Brazil Associates developed the houses to sit in harmony and embrace the scale of the golf course and the woodland setting. The balance between contemporary and timeless design has been achieved through the use of natural materials throughout the schemes. Coursed natural limestone has been used on the base of the larger houses to anchor them and breakdown the scale. Dark stained timber has been used on all doors and windows using over sized sections to suit the house scale. Honed light limestone is used as cladding also to achieve a luxurious finish to the exterior along with stone chimneys which deliver a rustic country style.
The Plunkett house is 3 stories high with a basement comprising of a swimming pool, sauna and steam room with gym and wine cellar. A two storey entrance hall was designed with a suspended glass walkway.
The interiors also reflect the country setting with natural stone and timber floors throughout with stained oak doors and panelling. Brazil Associates worked hand in hand with all interior designers on the design detail of each room.
All the houses are underfloor heated with water recycling. Interiors allow for electric curtains , Chalon & Baultaup kitchens, stone clad staircases with light glass balustrades. All are designed for luxury home living. The magnificent houses on the estate are set out to create residences where the traditional formal model of the house is a reinterpreted modern space that reflected the exterior woodland sylvan setting.