You can tell this lavish home was completed and kitted out at the height of the boom, writes Trish Dromey.
Midleton, Co Cork €525,000
Size: 371 sq m (4,000 sq ft)
You could easily guess that this detached dormer bungalow at Glentane near Midleton was built in 2008 – it has all the high quality trappings of the boom.
Finished to a high, no-expense-spared standard, the 4,000 sq ft property has chandelier-style lighting, marble fireplaces, waterfall effect shower fittings, and a warm, B2 energy rating.
The extravagant inventory includes two tonnes of Crema Marfil tiles in the kitchen, five and a half tonnes of solid oak flooring as well as two and a quarter tonnes of limestone, slate, terracotta and marble tiles.
The owners commissioned steel replicas of traditional cast iron radiators and used Victorian style paneled doors and mouldings.
The result is a beautifully-finished house with 8½’ ceilings which combines contemporary style and comfort with the elegance of period style features.
Generous living space includes both a reception room and a drawing room with stoves, as well as a huge kitchen/dining room with stylish cream units and an oak island.
There’s a WC, which the owners with wonderful Victorian style euphemism describe as a ‘powder room’, as well as a pantry/boot room.
At ground level there are four bedrooms, one with an en-suite. The main bathroom has a roll-top bath, a large shower and a separate powder room.
In the first-floor attic space there’s a huge family room and two large oak-floored rooms, described as potential bedrooms.
Located seven miles from Midleton, the property is on a five-acre site with grazing for ponies and three quarters of an acre of orchard planted with 40 trees Guiding at €525,000, it’s on the market with Collins O’Meara auctioneers who say that because of the high-spec finish and the five acres site, it is getting noticed.
VERDICT: Luxury, style and space for ponies
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