On the market: Three energy efficient homes in Cork
Three energy efficient homes to be snapped up in Cork.
Wood if you could
Woodbrook House, at Church Hill in Glanmire, has a C1 energy rating.
It also has views out the back over Glanmire Wood, to make you feel even better about the environment.
It's a detached house, built in 1995, with a slightly unusual layout. The entrance is on the first floor, where there's a lounge, a study, and a reception room with a fireplace and corner windows.
The ground floor has the kitchen, with a vaulted ceiling and feature window, a dining room with a fireplace, and a sunroom, as well as a utility room and toilet.
The five bedrooms, all en-suite, are on the second floor, and above that there's a converted attic with two rooms. Total floor area is 3,713 sq ft.
The house is on three-quarters of an acre with a patio, a pond, a lawn, trees and shrubs.
It's for sale for €675,000 with Irish and European in Cork, (021) 427 7606.
A life in the pink
On the corner of Bendemeer Park and Magazine Road in Glasheen is 'Rosemarie', a two-up-two-down detached house that's been done up to the nines by the current owners, and given a B3 energy rating.
It's 1,110 sq ft with, on the ground floor, a living room with a black marble fireplace and a bay window, as well as a white gloss fitted kitchen and dining room with double doors to the garden.
Upstairs, there are two bedrooms with original wooden floorboards. One bedroom has an en-suite shower room, and there's also a main bathroom with a free-standing cast-iron bathtub in shocking pink.
Outside, the gardens have been landscaped with a lawn and a gravelled parking space.
The house is about a 10 minute walk to UCC, and a 15 minute walk in the other direction to Cork University Hospital.
The agent is James G Coughlan, (021) 425 1500, and the asking price is now €330,000.
One to fall in love with
Though Lovers' Walk in Montenotte might sound romantic, its real name is Siúl na Lobhar, or Lepers' Walk, as there used to be a leper colony in the area.
Falcon Hill is a cul-de-sac off Lovers' Walk, with views over the city, and not the kind of place where you'd expect to encounter the sick and indigent.
Designed by an architect and built in 1990, Number 2 Falcon Hill is a C1-rated house measuring 2,190 sq ft.
It has a split-level ground floor with an open-plan kitchen, dining room and lounge, as well as a study, utility and guest toilet.
There are three bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor, while the lower ground floor has another two bedrooms, a bathroom and a family room.
It has about a third of an acre of gardens with ornamental shrubs and trees.
Savills in Cork, (021) 427 1371, is handling the sale, and the price is €535,000.