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Timely guide to Dublin design

Tommy Barker looks at a new Gandon Editions book on Dublin’s top modern builds by young Cork architect, Séan Antóin O Muirí.

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An ideal trader upper

Glounthaune, Cork €650,000
Size: 278 sq m (3,000 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
BER: B3 

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Rooms with a view

Location: Fennells Bay, Cork, €450,000
Sq m 110 (1,200 Sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2
BER: E2
Best Feature: Coast is clear 

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Cosy home with grand ambition

Carrigaline, Cork  €210,000
Size: Sq m 88 (954 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1
BER: C3
Best Feature: Tasty out

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Quiet setting will add to appeal

Pouladuff, Cork City €170,000
Sq m 66 (715 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1

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1960s house gets an upwards review

When we purchased our late 1960s semi-detached home, very little work had been done to the house in its lifetime.

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A lot of house in this Tivoli Cork enclave as auction sale beckons

THERE’S a whopping amount of house at No 2, Bellevue Villas — and a price reduction as it goes up for auction means many would-be buyers will have enough to furnish it in an appropriate manner too. 

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No 10 Maryborough Heights demands a look-see

There’s a bit of style to the back extension of 10, Maryborough Heights, a family home in this long-bedded down estate within Lissadell, a short up-hill haul from Cork’s Douglas village.

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Child's play: Denise O'Connor of Optimise Design has designed the DFS Show House at the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show, RDS Dublin, this weekend.

Time to pull the plug on en-suite bathrooms

Denise O’Connor of Optimise Design offers advice on maximising space in Irish homes - and suggests pulling the plug on en-suite bathrooms

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Ah-factor in lovely Grenagh, just 15 minutes from Cork suburbs

A cheery, warm yellow wall colour sets off the stone gable facade and low sun room walls at Kenby, a large five-bed family home on over an acre, about a 15 minute commute from Cork city’s suburbs.

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Plenty of interest in Crosshaven four bed detached

Tommy Barker says there is a spread of interested bidders for this coastal Crosshaven four bed detached.

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Blackrock’s Rockfield houses have a loyal following

TUCKED away off the Church Road in Cork’s Blackrock suburb is the 1990s house scheme Rockfield, with a mix of semis and detached homes in an area of the city that had seen precious few modern developments. 

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Limo-like luxury by Loughaderra Lake

Substantial, roomy East Cork home has a double garage for its limo-business vendors, says Tommy Barker.

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Park life on the Mardyke

Any new occupants of Cork’s 2 Illen Villas will have one of the city’s recently refreshed public amenities - Fitzgerald’s Park - on their back doorstep.

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Togher/Wilton on doorstep of Airport Hill Cork home

Tommy Barker says this already extended property, Alderbrook, is ready for take-off.

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All’s swell at Cobh’s Kingswell

Tommy Barker heads to Cobh to visit one of its high class big ‘uns on the High Road above the town.

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Fountainstown home worth a look-sea

IT’S a short enough run down hill to the sea from this big, stone-faced modern home called Sunfield House.

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Perfect for a stable West Cork life

IT’S ALL horses for courses for the woman selling this one-off West Cork home, small holding, horse facility par excellence and a whole host more: as an engineer, she’ll simply saddle up and start all over again.

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Douglas dormer is a delight

THE shortage of mature, family homes in the Douglas area of Cork has underpinned the €630,000 price hopes of Kylemore, a distinctive-looking detached dormer house dating to the 1950s.

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Tirol the horse lives on in house development’s name

Tommy Barker finds Cork houses named after racehorse Tirol are stable buys.

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Cute country commute at Cloghroe

Tommy Barker says as city prices soar, theres’ value left in easily commutable rural locations.

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Well home on wishlist

This Cork period home has a pretty perch — with precious parking space aplenty, writes Tommy Barker.

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Touch of California on Déise Gold Coast

Dungarvan, Waterford €750,000
Sq m 327 (3,500 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
BER rating: C3
Best Feature: Setting and style

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Glorious Ballinahow House showcases its Tipperary history

Ballinahow, Tipperary €750,000
Sq m 363 (3,900 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 5 plus 1 Bathrooms: 4
BER Rating: Exempt
Best Feature: Style - and relatively affordable

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Montenotte’s crowning glory above the city

Montenotte, Cork €635,000
Sq m 139 (1,490 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
BER Rating: A3

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Large and lofty des res in Glounthaune

Glounthaune, Co Cork €695,000
Sq m 336 (3,600 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5
BER Rating: n/a
Best Feature: Good, and big

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