Bantry, West Cork
Sq m 224 (2,500 sq ft)
BER Rating: B3
Best Feature: Contemporary edge
The top-notch 2,500 sq ft modern build looks traditional in its two-storey structure, but is effectively double-depth, with lots of deft design twists to its outline, facade and gables.
Internally, it’s even more intriguing, with lofty apex window and access to a balcony for valley views, and from the first floor landing with skew-angled feature staircase, with glass balustrade.It’s also split-level, with the two house sections staggered on the site’s slopes, so some rooms both upstairs and down have a couple of steps as features.
Agent Pat Maguire in Skibbereen seeks offers of €350,000 after it went to market in late summer and he describes it as spectacular and contemporary family home, on a private, elevated three-quarter acre site with pond and detached garage - and a panorama of hill-peaked views.
Features include a wood-burning stove in the porcelain-tiled sitting room, with French door access to a sweep-around deck, and high-spec kitchen, and two of the four bedrooms are en suite.
Worth the trek.