HOUSE OF THE WEEK

House of the week: Mizen Head, West Cork, €285,000

If you really do want to get away from it all, the madding crowd and the beach scene bustle, then pack up your troubles, and go to Kit’s Cottage.

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House of the week: Rochestown, Cork, €675,000

THE owners of this aptly-named one-off home called Woodview, or 25A, in the long matured Rochestown Rise development in Cork, barely needed the Grand Stand view they had of its construction, as they lived next door and were building anew last year in their former back garden.

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House of the week: Waterfall, Co Cork, €650,000/€670,000

WITH more than 100 names down for chances to buy again, and at long last, at one of Munster’s very best developments where the two former showhouses went on first view on Tuesday, set to sell within days, it really will be a case of all’s well not ending well for most hopefuls at Earls Well.

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O’Flynn Construction are back buying, building and selling

After a spell in sales and construction limbo, having exited Nama, and after a fight for survival with US fund Blackstone who had acquired their loans in 2104, Cork-based developers O’Flynn Construction are back to basics and back to business — looking to buy more land and to ramp-up house building. 

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House of the week: Castlehaven, West Cork, €800,000-plus

It must be hard keeping up with the Joneses down around West Cork’s chi-chi Castletownshend. 

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VIDEO: House of the week: Nohoval, Co Cork, €350,000

GIVEN the amount of water that has sluiced down on the countryside this month, it’s a good test of a house if it has stayed dry, and smells dry, these dark winter days. 

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VIDEO: House of the Week: 3 Douglas Hall Mews, Cork, €295,000

There’s practically a new home feel to the interior of 3 Douglas Hall Mews, despite the fact it’s coming up on 30 years of age: it’s because its owners did it all up from top to toe, when they moved in just five years ago.

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House of the week: Glenaknockaun West, Waterford, €235,000

Jim Stack came across veteran architect Peter Legge, at the RIAI/Simon Open Door event in 2012, at a time when Legge & Associates’ reconstruction of two conjoined stacked stone cottages in Connemara, was causing enormous interest.

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VIDEO: House of the week: Rochestown, Cork, €850,000 

IT’S AN island, but more in name than reality — welcome to Rochestown’s Hop Island, a hop, skip and a jump from suburban Cork, from Douglas village, and from the vital, arterial ring road.

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VIDEO: House of the week: Rochestown, Cork €425,000

THE current owners of the detached home at 20 Rochestown Rise have been in occupation for the past 12 years or so, and have done a steady series of improvements ever since. 

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House of the week: Kinsale, Co Cork €750,000

There’s more storeys and stories than meets the eye at the fabulous old Kinsale town centre building, 28 Lower O’Connell St.

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VIDEO: House of the week: Carrigrohane, Cork €1.5m

Could there be a more appropriate, atmospheric time to launch the sale of Carrigrohane Castle than All Hallows Eve, or Halloween?

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VIDEO: House of the week: College Road, Cork

FROM the exterior, there’s barely a hint of the quality to be found within the three-storey home at 3 Sunview Terrace — it’s one to view if you want lots of well-finished city home for your euros.

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House of the week: Beaumont, Cork €435,000

There’s the sound of hammers and diggers flaying all around this Cork suburban property, as homes — seemingly in all directions from the ricochet sounds of carpentry — get added onto. 

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House of the week: Rochestown, Cork, €560,000

Home hunters looking for a bit of rural privacy and an individual home in an area as popular as Cork’s Rochestown should consider getting themselves to a monastery — or, at least, to Monastery Road.

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House of the week: Hettyfield, Grange, Cork €725,000

PRICES are back on the march in Cork’s suburban and high-end Hettyfield: but, they are still are a long way short of boom-time levels of €1m and even €2m asking prices and sales.

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House of the week: Ballincollig, Cork €420,000

EVERY spring when the daffodils come up, half the country must regret not planting more of these cheering bulbs the preceding autumn. 

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House of the week:  Douglas Road, Cork City €320,000

COULD 5 Fernwood be described as anything other than a confection, when its cake-baking owner is the next best thing to Mary Berry? 

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House of the week: Hettyfield, Douglas €520,000

You just don’t get a handle on just what sort of Hettyfield home Corrin is from the outside. 

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House of the week: Kinsale, Cork €350,000

Kinsale’s Alms Houses (or Gift Houses,) aren’t standard ‘House of the Week’ material - in effect, they are houses of the century. 

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House of the week: Outer Douglas, Cork €750,000

There’s a move back to Irish shores from families who weathered the economic and employment storms abroad, in strong bases like London.

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House of the week: Gardiners Hill, Cork City €295,000

THE pleasures of 1 Glencrea far outweigh any perceived small drawbacks — on charm grounds alone, this Gardiner’s Hill house is off to a good start.

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House of the week: St Luke’s Cross, Cork €395,000

There’ s a touch of deja vu upon visiting No 2 Adelaide Place, just above Cork city’s St Luke’s Cross.

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House of the week: Maryborough Ridge, Cork, €375,000

Just as you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, you shouldn’t really judge a house by its facade or by first impressions. 

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House of the Week: Carrigrohane, Cork, €425,000

BACK a few decades ago, when the mansard-roofed detached dormer Springmount was first built, it might have seemed a bit ‘out in the sticks’. But, now — while it is still reached just after a charming rustic chicane bend in the road by Carrigrohane’s Rocklodge — it seems as if many metaphorical roads are leading towards it.

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House of the week: Ballycotton, Co Cork, €175,000

It’s 20 years this month since Ballycotton in East Cork was in utter upheaval, during the filming of the Hollywood movie Divine Rapture, starring Marlon Brando, John Hurt, Johnny Depp, Debra Winger and Angeline Ball. 

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House of the week: Sunday’s Well, Cork €435,000

A slice of old Cork city suburbs and far vistas too, come with this back-to-front house, No 33 Sunday’s Well Road.

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House of the week: Hungry Hill Cottage, West Cork, €375,000

Hungry Hill Cottage looks out onto sloping wooded countryside and across Bantry Bay to Bere Island.

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House of the week: Waterfall, Cork €790,000

PRISTINE doesn’t quite do Ardeoin House justice. 

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House of the week: Montenotte, Cork €525,000

Montenotte - the pinnacle of property positioning since the before the Act of Union. 

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