PROPERTY

Video: Your home could be a Fortress in Ballydehob

Tommy Barker wrestles with coastal properties to attract overseas buyers around west Cork’s Ballydehob.

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PICS: Fascinating Hollyhill House near Kinsale even has a long-lost secret passage

THE mission for the purchasers of Hollyhill House near Kinsale (should they choose to accept it,) is to seek out and rediscover the long-lost secret passage under the property.

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House of the week:Clogheen, Cork, €595,000

THERE’S a quite timeless appeal to the interiors and grounds of this renovated and extended farm house, high above Cork city at Mount Desert, Clogheen. 

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Video: Classic and ecclesiastical Moxley House has so much more than meets the eye

Tommy Barker reports on a late-Georgian home which has just come to market on the Cork city’s Blackrock Road.

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Trading Up: Blackrock Road, Cork City, €495,000

One of the more unusual estates along Cork city’s Blackrock Road is Cleve Hill, with less than two dozen homes, mostly semis, built in the mid-1900s, some on the main road, some inside in various dog-legs and clusters: there’s nothing standard at all about they way they got placed, faced or oriented.

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Trading Up: Douglas, Cork, €295,000

VERY much a blank canvas for renewal, and in a great inner-suburban location, is the three semi-detached residence, 7 Rosebank.

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Georgian home of huge charm along the Beara Peninsula

Tommy Barker views a Georgian gem warmed by the Gulf Stream that’s now on Ireland’s westerly tourism road.

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Trading Up: Castlepark, Mallow, €340,000

Mallow-based developer John Barry of Castlelands grew to be one of Munster’s most prolific and ambitious house builders in the 2000s, with a sizeable fall from the heights when the crash came. 

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Laurel Bank period home in Montenotte overlooks Cork Marina

Tommy Barker admires a home that’s been enjoying a southerly vista for 200 years.

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Slane Lodge family home settled and in a superb Bishopstown location

HAVING built anew in the rear garden, with separate access to their new home, the long-time occupants of Slane Lodge are selling up this extended five-bed detached family home at the junction of Bishopstown Avenue and Convent Lane, near the rear entrance to the CUH campus.

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Trading Up: Glanmire, Cork, €550,000

Zones and assorted levels within and without, for full-on family activity, characterise the large and accommodating family home at 7, The Avenue, in a cul de sac section of the popular Castlejane development in Cork’s Glanmire suburb.

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Charming Rylane country cottage comes with up-to-date conveniences

A comprehensive renovation of this property in the last ten years has added new features like a jacuzzi, en-suites, and a rooftop balcony.

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Exposed stonework apartment Brownsmills just two miles from Kinsale

Trish Dromey hears of an affordable two-bed apartment in Kinsale.

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24/25 South Mall is an investment to bank on

The arrival of a recently-merged credit union, with strong branding, on Cork city’s traditional banking and financial services heartland and where older office buildings are still selling at €1-€4m values, is indicative of the changes across a range of professions and the banking sector there in the past decade.

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Belmont Huts has harbour sights

There’s a rising tide of investment and development going in around Cork harbour, and hoping to capitalise on that are the vendors of a site called Belmont Huts, back for sale with a fresh grant of planning, and at multiples of its previous sale price just over two years ago.

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Allsop auction will feature 150 lots in a sale that could generate up to €30 million in transactions

NEXT Thursday’s 150-property Allsop auction will include 25 properties/lots with average lot sizes in excess of €500,000 as it dovetails with a niche ‘Allsop Private’ segment of higher value sales: in all more than €30 million worth of property is expected to transact, including multi-unit residential offers.

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Planning Notes: 3Arena appeal increased capacity plan at Citiwest

The operators of the 3Arena are among appellants in relation to recent permission for increased audience capacity for concerts at the Citywest centre in south Dublin.

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WATCH: East Cork property far greater than the sum of its parts

This house of two halves keeps what’s old old, and what’s new is new, but combined make a home a delight to own, writes Tommy Barker.

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Skehard Road’s secret garden

Tommy Barker steps into a secluded one-off home with a sunny disposition and super quality build and finish.

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Courtyard home is a catch in Baltimore

Tommy Barker on an architect-designed courtyard home on the outskirts of a booming tourist hotspot.

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1930s home a stone's throw from UCC

Tommy Barker says live near city for €350k.    

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‘A’ class apart in Rochestown

Tommy Barker hears of 14 new houses in the 850-unit Mount Oval village, coming to its last phase of building. 

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Douglas home is a solid foundation for growing family

Tommy Barker visits Limetrees Road.    

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Ballyellerry ‘Cottage’ in Lahinch is a winner

Tommy Barker discovers a Lahinch golf gem where the scenery and setting’s comes up.... near Trump’s.

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Going east for Blackrock's Eden?

Tommy Barker says interest will be keen in new Blackrock releases. 

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Lanes family's storied history shines through Aherla property

Built in 1920, Ash House was later bought by the acclaimed Lane family, writes Tommy Barker.   

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Starter home: Blackrock, Cork €240,000

The high level of interest is down to a tasteful renovation job, which opened up the 103-year-old cottage to the light, says Trish Dromey. 

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Starter home: Dublin Hill, Cork €245,000

No 35 Delaney Park on Dublin Hill is unrecognisable as the small terraced house it once was. Dramatic changes have been brought about by the addition of two storey partially timber clad extension at the rear and by creative redecoration, writes Trish Dromey.

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Starter home: Wilton, Cork €165,000

At next month’s July 6 big Sherry FitzGerald multi-lot auction, first-time buyers are expected to take on investors in the bidding for this two-bed Wilton apartment with an AMV of €165,000.

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Starter home: Cobh, Co Cork €100,000

From Rock Cottage in Cobh you can see across the rooftops to the harbour and also up to St Colman’s Cathedral situated on a height above the town.

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