BACK with a spring in its step is this bright and superbly finished 2,600 sq ft home at 4 Ardross, Lehenaghmore, on the southern hilly fringes of Cork City.
Lehenaghmore, Cork €595,000
Sq m 242 (2,600 sq ft)
It comes with stand-out interiors, contrasting with a more muted stone fronted dormer facade; it’s quite the pleasant surprise within.
The four-bed property also comes with 500 sq ft detached studio/workroom and garden playhouse features, all on a landscaped 0.75 acre site, on the flanks of Cork’s Airport Hill at Lehenaghmore above Wilton and Togher, and it had come for sale in November 2015.
But, family reasons meant the sale and showings were put on the back-burner for some months.
Now, it’s back on view and getting a seasonal, second outing as its good-sized gardens with sit-out city viewing area warm to the selling season ahead.
Selling agent Barry Smith of James G Coughlan Associates guides at €595,000 and praises the clear arty input in its interiors: that’s no surprise, as one of the owners is a professional artist.
Here at 4 Ardross, though, most interior walls are blank-canvas white, and colour is kept for highlights, or art on the walls, select pieces of furniture, and rugs.
Oh , and on princess pink children’s bedroom walls too.
Main finishes include quality bathrooms done with immense amounts of small, mosaic tiling, a glass and walnut feature staircase, and in one of the two large reception rooms, a bay-windowed family room, there is a glossy parquet floor, and warming solid fuel inset stove.
The second 19’ by 14’ living room has an arch linking to a conservatory ringed with window seating and storage/display, and vaulted ceilings above.
Then there’s a contemporary kitchen with pale floor tiles and glass splash-back, stainless steel range-style cooker, and a staggered central island, with adjoining dining room, utility and a guest WC.
Upstairs the main bedroom has sliderobes, and an en suite, with multi-jetted wet-room shower and a raised Jacuzzi bath, while the other three bedrooms are served by a family bathroom, also with raised bath and mosaic surround.
Ardross is a collection of eight similar-sized dormer homes in a location between Ruden Homes’ ongoing Manor Farm, Mathew Hill and Coolkelure developments which have sold steadily over the past decade to establish this hill as a popular residential setting .
VERDICT: Shows the art of interior design
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