Remember the cool TV wall in the original Total Recall? I loved it and thought it meant I love hi-tech stuff.
But battles with gadgets and boredom with TV repeats has made me realise that what I loved most about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s television was that you could put on the “nature” channel and make the TV look like a window overlooking trees and gardens.
Check out the dark-framed window in the living room at this Woodville house in Dunkettle in Cork — at first glance I thought it was a flat-screen TV tuned to Arnie’s soothing garden scenes.
And wouldn’t it be just lovely to come home from work and sit and watch the leaves falling from the trees outside?
Property market observers — and neighbours— may be having their own “total recall” moment too upon seeing the for-sale sign outside 3 The Avenue, Woodville, Dunkettle, Cork.
The Property Price Register records it as selling for €550k back in May of this year. Those buyers were planning to relocate to Cork but things happen and plans change and instead this house is getting a second chance at being some family’s forever home.
This time this four-bed house, which is on the market with Sherry FitzGerald, has an asking price of €525,000.
Set on a third of an acre, this house comes with planning permission in place to extend by a further 79 square metres. This extension could be built in two different stages on either side of the house.
Woodville is a fairly new estate (early 2000s) featuring a mix of homes ranging from apartments and townhouses to large detached homes.
Light and bright but with a grounded feel thanks to the mature trees all around, Woodville makes the most of its openplan downstairs.
The very generous-sized living room with floor-to-ceiling windows is linked to the kitchen/dining area by bi-fold doors. There are also patio doors leading to the side and rear gardens — giving a real easy flow to the whole downstairs.
In the living room is a feature marble fireplace with a gas fire — and we are definitely getting to the time of year when cosy hearths are on wishlists.
A “peninsula” unit creates different zones within the kitchen-dining room and offers a handy spot for a more casual cuppa. And the utility room measures up at a very handy 2.74m by 2.22m and has floor and eye-level storage units. No excuses for clutter there so.
The rest of the typical clutter culprits can live in the walk-in wardrobe in the main bedroom, in the built-in robes in the other double bedrooms or the large hot-press on the landing.
And this landing is actually quite bright too thanks to two windows.
“The feeling of space here is just great,” enthuses Gillian McDonnell of Sherry Fitzgerald.
The handy location also comes in for a high-five: “This home is only minutes from schools, shopping centres and the Dunkettle Interchange.”
Gillian also notes that the rear garden is large enough to comfortably fit a full-sized trampoline and other garden play paraphernalia — and there’s wrap-around decking which can be accessed from the kitchen/dining rooms.
Obviously, parking isn’t going to be a problem here - there’s a large gravelled drive to the front and side of the house.
A lot of boxes ticked here.
- Woodville, Dunkettle, Cork
- Size: 160sq m (1,722sq ft)
- Price: €525,000
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3
- BER: B3