Desire is in the details

MARDEL HOUSE, on the older part of Clash Road, Carrigrohane, Co Cork, is closer to the Model Farm Road than Ballincollig.

And with such a location and a square footage in excess of 2,300, this new market entrant comes bearing a guide of €710,000.

Auctioneer Michael O’Donoghue of O’Donoghue Clarke says it’s in the same price bracket as the Limeworth houses, but comes with a half-acre, south-west facing site.

The site is at the end of a small row of one-off houses and is the last property before the bypass bridge linking this townland to Curraheen.

It’s not flashy or brash to look at from outside, but all the details are there, like good parking, electronic gates and well-finished gardens.

But it’s inside that viewers will get the full-on effect of the house’s size. It has a large kitchen/living/dining room that runs south-east to south-west over two levels.

The kitchen, with direct access to a south-facing terrace, is fitted in oak and granite topped units, with standalone dresser and the sitting area, which must be at least 20’ by 18’, comes with a solid-fuel stove and furniture that fits the large dimensions perfectly.

On the opposite end of the house there’s a formal living room, with calm, cream furniture and white marble fireplace, following by a large study, huge bathroom with Jacuzzi and a utility off the kitchen, which measures 12’ by 12’.

All of the rooms have really good quality built-ins, with a very clever en suite in what is a little girl’s room.

The master bedroom has a bank of walnut units and a huge en suite, again using granite and walnut fittings, while the other bedrooms include study desks along with contemporary built-ins.


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