EVERY ounce of space has been used, and used well at 2, Gleann Caoin, says estate agent Trish Stokes of Lisney, Cork, about this home with over 2,400 sq ft as it now stands, thanks to the addition of a rear high-ceilinged sun room.
There’s only a handful of homes in this early 2000s niche scheme around a green in the cul de sac Gleann Caoin, near the foot of Church Hill in Glanmire. No 2 is a good example of the type, says Ms Stokes, saying that it’s been very well kept, is smartly decorated and has an adaptable layout, that maximises its potential.
A case in point is the clever use made of a long run of eaves space under a portion of sloping roof: very often this is kept for storage, but here the 33’ by 7’ section has been adapted for home office/children’s play area, with built-ins and Velux.
Also at first floor level are three bedrooms, one with walk-through dressing room and en suite, plus a family bathroom in a black and white theme, with walls in pure white metro tiles, contrasting with dark floor tiles and there’s a slipper-style bath, with shower.
There’s a very spacious, adaptable ground floor, with inter-linked living room with fireplace and sitting room, and behind is an open and airy kitchen and dining room with fireplace, and cream gloss units contrasting with a wood-effect surround, plus there’s a practical island breakfast bar with storage.
This bright, tiled room opens next to the sun room, with floor-to ceiling apex glazing and garden views, and is used for dining among other family uses, and opens to a decked sun-spot.
There’s a good flow around the rooms, and the hall, kitchen, dining and sun room all share the same pale floor tile for visual continuity, while the other linked/paired reception rooms have walnut wood flooring, and one room manages to squeeze a baby grand piano into a corner, while guitars are dotted around other rooms as a counter-point.
Also at ground level in this hospitable family home is a utility, guest WC and a ground floor bedroom, plus office/den.
Noting No 2’s appeal as a trading-up family home, and guiding at €435,000, Lisney’s Trish Stokes adds that there’s off-street parking on a cobble lock drive, an adjacent garage, with roller door, which is currently used as a gym, andthis could quite readily be integrated into the main house if new owners wished.
No 2 has a graveled front garden and a decked and graveled back garden with raised tiered borders.
There’s no lawn, but the green across the road has space to kick a ball around on, whilst adding to the easy maintenance at No 2 is the external finish of dash and brick.
Previous sales at Murnane and O’Shea’s Gleann Caoin (the address means ‘gentle valley’) saw No 5 selling late last year, for €385,000, and that 1,700 sq ft split level home in excellent condition also featured in these pages when it had a guide of €375,000.
No 8 Gleann Caoin sold in early 2014, according to the Price Register, making a reported €300,000.
: Tip-top condition, in a small scheme near all the amenities of Glanmire and easily reached from the city too.