All right on the western front

Set on the edge of Waterfall village, it is two miles to the Rise in Bishopstown, and another few hundred yards to the city’s city ring road network.

The scheme has just sold out, says Niall Cahalane of Cahalane Skuse, with the last property going for just under the e1 million mark. This shows strong capital appreciation, again driven by shortage of supply.

When launched about two years ago, prices for the larger house type, dubbed the Rose, started at €630,000; now, a Rose house, no 10, the first resale in the development, carries a €950,000 guide.

Because it has been lived in, it also carries 9% stamp duty.

The house has a detached 250 sq ft garage and 2,485 sq ft of living space, with a wide, deep and tall hallway (with teak staircase) setting the tone.

There’s a formal drawing room, a small study, and a guest WC off the hall, and to the back a kitchen/dining/living room runs the full width of the house, with three steps down to the living space: it is a family friendly space, with access to full-width patio. Kitchen units are antique oak, with granite worktops, and there’s a utility with side garden access.

Fleming Construction built the scheme using a Fusion steel frame method for high insulation.

Overhead, no 10 has five double bedrooms, all with varnished pine boards, plus a main family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath. The guest and master bedrooms are both en suite. The master room also has a dressing room, complete with wall of built-ins.

Viewers looking for a quick move into a spacious family home won’t find much to fault here.

Heatherfield is broken up into separate greens, with unusual mounded landscaping to give privacy to front doors across the green.

It makes hurling and football training a bit harder for the children: “They’ll grow up to be Cuchulainn,” quips Niall Cahalane, an ex-Cork footballer and bit of a GAA legend himself.

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