THE showhouse has just sold with all its contents for €650,000 and now an identical, detached house at Brightwater, Crosshaven in Cork, is up for grabs at the knock-down asking price of €590,000.
And it comes with a lovely, sun room addition that brings the house past the 2,000 square foot line.
But that’s not all — it’s really well finished and decorated.
Selling agent Trevor O’Sullivan of Sherry FitzGerald, is very enthusiastic about this sale: firstly, because the house offers so much extra, but also, because the price is so good, he says.
He’s expecting huge interest in the property as it’s one of the few, large detached houses in the village estate and the next phase (on which work has already begun), won’t be ready for two years.
And number 121 Brightwater is above average — it has porcelain tiles from the entrance hallway, (with a cute reverse staircase) through to the kitchen and on the living side, solid maple floors.
Double doors open to the formal end of the living room and from there you get a view right through the house to the rear garden.
And that includes the sunroom which adds a whole new dimension to the original floor plan.
This in turn connects to the kitchen, which is fitted in country cream and topped with mellow speckled granite. It has the integrated big fridge, larder unit and a new utility tucked into one side, with an ergonomic triangular dining table in one corner.
The guest bathroom is accessed off the square hallway, which also leads through to the study/playroom. The style of this house is fresh and modern, but what gives it a kick is the mix of antique furniture along with the new.
And where a lot of new houses have so-so bedroom furniture (the mortgage comes first), this house has matching sets in every room.
And all four bedrooms are doubles, with walk-in wardrobe and en suite in the master. The main bathroom, meanwhile, has mellow beige tiling.
The rear garden is hardly overlooked and includes a big shed and patio. The front garden has lovely herbaceous beds, including a flowering apple tree, and it has wrought-iron gates from the road.
Ideal for families, this end of Brightwater forms a crescent around a big green.