Tower house will renew respect in the craft of building

FOR those of you who’ve trudged around new builds looking for that elusive something extra, then a new build at Tower, Co Cork, might restore some confidence.

It has that ultimate extra — a top class finish.

A local builder managed to get two new houses on a corner site at Coolflugh. One of the pair was sold last year and this property hits the market at a reduced price.

Terence O’Leary of Murray Browne is selling this simple, but luxurious four-bed and is open to offers in the region of €675,000 — but adds that he has a committed vendor.

The one-and-a-half storey house is located in Dromin Drive, a laneway on the outskirts of Tower with a number of one-off homes.

This property doesn’t stint on the detail: there’s a natural slate roof, with copper trim to keep the colour, matching black PVC fascia and soffitt and a splendid, black and bevelled glass door case.

Inside, the hallway stretches the length of the house and ends in double doors at the rear.

The main staircase is set at the end of the hallway while the formal rooms are set towards the front.

Details are very good: the internal joinery is well above standard and architraves stand proud of the four-panelled doors. Likewise, the skirting is extra generous and flooring in the main rooms is solid walnut.

Ceilings have recessed lighting, simple, but perfect cornicing and there are fireplaces in both rooms.

Windows are sash, but in cream PVC with brass fittings and double doors from living to kitchen are glazed and bevelled.

The kitchen is above standard. Country cream with solid oak carcasses and ornate pilasters around the hob, it also comes with brown marbled granite and an underset sink. Flooring is in marble and the integrated appliances are in place.

Across the hallway and projecting into the garden is a good, square sunroom, which doubles as a third reception room. Next door is a big utility and at the side door, a large guest bathroom.

The area overhead is smaller, because of the dormer style, but offers four bedrooms, two en suite bathrooms and a main bathroom.

Flooring is in narrow plank pine and has a central vacuum system.

The house is fully walled in, and for the most part very private, with a patio and lawn at the rear.

The front garden has a large, Tobermore turning point and a herbaceous bed at the roadside, bounded in granite sets.

Electronic entry and limestone topped walls are the final finish in a property that would renew one’s respect in the craft of building.

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