Leitra, Maypark Lane, Waterford, Ireland

In a city that's known for being crystal clear lies Leitra, a house that celebrates the soft colors of nature. 

It's a "hidden gem tucked away at the end of a tree lined avenue in an idyllic sylvan setting."

It was built in 2001 and has 3,767 square feet, or 350 square meters.

(Wonder if that vase is Waterford crystal?)

Here's the floor plan. We're currently in the entrance hall.

I'm still playing my match game from last week. It's a good way to see how the house's color scheme flows from room to room:

The sitting room also has the light gray green scheme as the entrance hall:

Another pretty look for it could be this, also inspired by the soft colors in nature (and in the painting):

I apologize to the painting's artist, but I covered up the lady's attributes. This is a family blog, after all.

Leitra might as well be Lightra, because each room gets plenty of natural light:

The "first return" and stair landing are especially well lit:

Here is the floorplan for the second floor. There are 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in total.

Like downstairs, the upstairs also has soft gray greens, yellows, and blues...

...and some splashes of magenta, pink, and teal, just for fun:

Additionally, the attic is a nicely finished space that echoes the rest of the house:

Finally, the outside celebrates both its sylvan setting and natural light:

Leitra is adjacent to the River Suir which separates County Waterford from County Kilkenny. The River Suir meets the Atlantic Ocean and spawned Waterford's shipbuilding and port industry. 

That explains how Waterford became Ireland's oldest city, settled by the Vikings in 914. (It's really hard for me not to type Vicking instead of Viking.) This is Reginald's Tower, the 13th century bastion of the walls that once surrounded the city:

This is Waterford Crystal's factory, the 18th century bastion of unfrosted crystal:

Crystal on the River Suir. I like how vivid and verdant these images are, even in Google Earth maps:

I also really like that Google Earth still uses the name Leitra even on this zoomed out map. It makes it seem just as important as Reginald's Tower and the crystal factory.

If it's crystal clear to you that you'd love to live in Leitra, the listing is here.

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