COVER STORY

Mediterranean flavours beckon in St Luke’s Cross, Cork

There’s a touch of the exotic to this 1850 sunny property in St Luke’s Cross, writes Tommy Barker.

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Mosman’s architectural beauty in Douglas is back in the race

Tommy Barker says the big money is on Mosman’s architectural beauty in Douglas.

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Converted old coach house in Carrigaline is a gem

Elaborate, underfoot tile mosaic is composed of marble and polished agate in colourful, 1,700 sq ft stone building, says Tommy Barker.

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Style, substance and lots of space in Glanmire’s Crawford Manor

With plenty of space on three levels, and plenty of bedrooms, No 5, Crawford Manor, is a well-laid-out family home almost with rooms to spare, says Tommy Barker.

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Cobh Harbour vistas bring prospects to light

 

An 1850s family home overlooking the water is in need of a thorough renovation to restore it to its original glory, writes Tommy Barker.

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There’s a healing feeling in Saob Orchard near Killarney

IF HOUSES were capable of feelings, Saob’s Orchard near Killarney would probable be Zen-like and very calm.

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Three houses and special gardens at West Cork seaside spread

Our family were probably the first tourists in Baltimore,” quips Stuart Musgrave, as he prepares to sell his family’s current base on Cove Road in this appealing West Cork village, known far and wide, and over the seas, for its tourism, sailing, ferries and fishing.

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Grand, Victorian Woodville House is on the Blackwater and has eleven peaceful acres

WITH the daffodils just popping up now among the anemones and snowdrops in its front drive, and under old chestnut trees, Woodville House is a River Blackwater treasure, and an early-season Munster market arrival.

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High mews prices reflect the spec - and the cachet of Dublin’s resurgent Ballsbridge

Thursday of last week, a gathering of building surveyors, QSs and estate agents in their professional body the SCSI heard that their attendance - of 1,250 diners- for a black-tie function was “a very good barometer of the growing confidence in the economy and our industry.”

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Early 1980s-built Glounthaune property has an inverted floor plan

Set on the hills above Cork’s Glounthaune village, Glenacre is a perfect property for a buyer seeking to move up the property market.

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A spectacular home designed — and built — by the occupants

IT’S ALWAYS good for any architect to win an award, but the Best Emerging Practice Award recently given to Co Limerick-based Liston Architecture is particularly sweet. 

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Ilen bank property: Cape Cod meets Cape Clear in West Cork

Tommy Barker visits Ilen River bank home of departing banker, AIB’s Chief Executive David Duffy, after its latest €1m-plus drop.

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