Upside down wonder at Cappa

ONE step at a time: the first half of a pair of similar contemporary big semi-detached houses built at the end of a cul de sac at Cappa, Kilrush in Co Clare is a new market arrival, carrying a round €500,000 asking price.

This fully-finished out home, done to clearly high specification, has views over water, the Shannon estuary, Cappa and Scattery Island itself. And, to get the best of those views, the house has been laid out in an increasingly familiar ‘upside down’ format, with great living space opening to a viewing and outdoor terrace.

There’s about 2,200 sq ft of space in all, with three ground floor bedrooms plus en suite, and a fourth upper floor bedroom, with balconies and patios front and back.

The location, elevated above sea level, yet near Cappa Pier, sees a number of one-off upmarket houses as neighbours, and this being a semi-d is a bit of a different offering, via agents DNG O’Sullivan Hurley.

They see it as a large family holiday home. As proof there is some money at least in this market, the last two weeks saw the successful auction of the former holiday home of the late actor, the Billows, in Kilkee. That period home, semi-detached, made €580,000 at auction via agent Tom Crosse of GVM, who sold to a Limerick businessman for private holiday use.

So, some life and holiday home respite there in Clare.

This Cappa contemporary semi will have a different appeal with its glossy kitchen units, marble floors, and things like glass risers on the staircase.

Other features include under floor heating at ground level from an underground heat pump, raised fireplace in the large 26’ by 22’ living area with granite hearth, and there’s a fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances. Floors are either marble tiled or carpeted and bathrooms are to a high standard.


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