HOUSE OF THE WEEK

House of the week: Rochestown, Cork €785,000

This 10-year old property ‘compound’ has its very own hard surface, fully fenced tennis court amid other garden delights.

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WATCH: House of the week: Rochestown, Co Cork €610,000

The Garryduff area has some large, extremely popular developments for families trading up and on the move, and niche Monfield, with just two dozen or so homes appears exceptionally family-friendly.

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House of the week: Douglas, Cork €900,000

With its Irish name meaning fort, and named after Dingle in Kerry, this house called Daingean is in as good an old, suburban setting as you’ll find in Cork.

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House of the week: Rochestown, Cork, €690,000

Cork’s Rochestown suburb has been at the upper end of the ‘desireable locations’ list for quite a few decades now, certainly since the 1970s, growing in pace and scale every few years. 

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VIDEO: House of the week: Waterfall, Cork

It’s nearly a moot point as to who gets best looked after and accommodated at Greybrook, either those humans living in the almost-20 year old home, or the horses on the balance of its lands, with a mix of 30 stables and boxes, indoor and outdoor arena, tackrooms and more.

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House of the week: Kinsale, Cork €460,000-€550,000

NEW, all-new from the ground up — that’s what’s different about Cluain Mara, says estate agent Catherine McAuliffe of Savills as she goes on site, this weekend, 2-4pm.

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House of the week: Model Farm Road, Cork €525,000

The family that bought Dunleer 17 years ago knew what they were doing.

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House of the Week: Ballintemple, Cork, €725,000

YOU don’t need to get yourself to a nunnery, in the ‘hamlet’ village of Cork’s Ballintemple, a spot where a rare house sale has come along, right on the doorstep of the Ardfoyle Convent campus.

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House of the week: Douglas, Cork €395,000

THE owners of 11 Douglas Close have had this three-bedroomed townhouse since it was first built, back around 1998. 

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House of the week: Douglas Road, Cork City €300,000

VICTORIAN terraces on either side of this Douglas Road home get their names from trees.

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House of the week: Victoria Road, Cork city €320,000

This was the family home of bass guitarist Eric Kitteringham, who formed the first Taste band line up, with Norman Damery on drums and with Rory Gallagher on lead guitar. 

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House of the week: Tower, Cork €750,000

A price drop this month after a pre-Christmas launch on the big, big seven-bed home named Belvedere House by Muskerry Golf Club just south of Tower near Blarney has kick-started bidding on this golf clubhouse-sized property.

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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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