Million-plus sales on the rise

Tommy Barker says Cork houses have broken the million mark by the dozen in 2005.

A MILLION ain’t what it used to be. The number of Cork houses selling for €1 million and considerably over it headed up to the two dozen sales mark in 2005, and a few even larger €3-4 million deals wait to be closed out early in the New Year. Here’s a flavour of what could have been yours for a million and more.

Major city and county house sales, excluding the larger country homes with considerable land, include:

Greenbanks, on an acre off the Well Road, by Douglas Estuary. Former family home of blues guitarist Rory Gallagher. Made €2.9m, and was bought by John Cotter of Axiom Private Clients, with some development potential. Agents: Cohalan Downing.

Shambala, a much-extended and creatively modernised West Cork hose, on 35 waterside acres at Toormore, Schull. c €2.9m. Agents: Dominic Daly, jointly with Charles P McCarthy.

Glendarragh House, Inniscarra, on 28 acres, c €2.5 million. Agent: Michael H Daniels & Co.

Rockforest Lodge, Mallow, country home on 63 acres. c €2.5 million. Agent Michael H Daniels & Co.

Sunville, a pristine period 7,000 sq ft home in St Luke’s Cross. €2.15m. Agent: Woodwards.

Mount Music, Bunalun, period home near Skibbereen, c €2m. Agent: Hamilton Osborne King.

Cloonmullin, Midleton. Period 5,000 sq ft Arts and Crafts house on an acre and a half on Midleton’s Mill Road, €1.7m. Agent: Hamilton Osborne King.

Coraville, Temple Lawn, Blackrock Road, c €1.6m. Agent: Hamilton Osborne King

Rockfort House, Innishannon, period house on eight acres. C €1.6m. Agent: Henry O’Leary Property Partners.

Sharon Vale, detached family home, Blackrock Road. €1.6m. Agent: Cohalan Downing.

Cregg House, Glandore, seaside home on 16 acres, made c €1.5m. Agent Charles P McCarthy.

Lissardagh House, near Macroom, period house on 15 acres. Sold c €1.5m. Agent Hamilton Osborne King.

Memling, on the Marina, an Edwardian house in excess €1.4m. Agent: Frank V Murphy & Co

Tremont House, St Patrick’s Hill. Modern house on half an acre, immense city views. c €1.3m. Agent: Sherry FitzGerald.

Treetops, detached six bedTivoli, c €1.3m. Agents: Frank V Murphy & co, jointly with Sherry FitzGerald.

8, Brookwood, Crosshaven Road. A five-year old family home, detached with four-beds, in a woodland setting on 1.25 acres. €1.3m. Agent: Property Choice.

Skelligs, detached family home, Woodville, Douglas. €1.2m. Agent; Cohalan Downing.

Melbourn, a new build in Ashton Park, Blackrock Road €1.2m. Agent: Frank V Murphy and Co.

Adare, detached house, Rochestown Road. c €1.2m. Agent: Cohalan Downing.

Spindlewood, detached family home, Rochestown Road, c €1.2m. Agent: Sherry FitzGerald.

Dunowen House, Clonakilty, former home of musician Noel Redding. €1. Agent: Henry O’Leary Property Partners.

Brumana, Cobh, period house on 2.5 acres in a quiet executor sale, €1m, needing refurbishment. Frank V Murphy & Co.

Calobra, an architect designed 1960s home in Blackrock village, 2,300 sq ft. €1m-plus. Agent: Timothy Sullivan.

Tirano, semi-detached Victorian home, Victorian Road, Cork city. Sold c €1m: Agents: Cohalan Downing, jointly with HOK.

Edenvale, large detached, Cross Douglas Road, €1m-plus. Agent: Sherry FitzGerald.

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