More than meets the eye
Dunmore House €825k
The exclusive Hilton estate in Cork is a cul-de-sac off Model Farm Road, about six kilometres west of the city centre at Carrigrohane - an area that's still relatively pastoral although it's only seven kilometres from the city centre.
At the very end of the cul-de-sac is Dunmore House, a modern, imposing, flat-roofed property which can be reached from Carriganarra Road as well.
It's a 2,450 sq ft detached house with a large balcony off the master bedroom upstairs, taking in long views to the south and west over what is still largely rustic countryside. There's an en-suite and walk-in wardrobe off the master bedroom, and there are two more bedrooms upstairs with one en-suite, as well as a main bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath and separate shower.
Downstairs there's a big, open-plan kitchen, dining room and sitting room, impressive in its scope. It measures some 39ft by 18ft and has double-height floor-to-ceiling corner windows, so it's on a great scale in all three dimensions.
The kitchen has a marble-topped island with a breakfast bar, and the dining area next to this has doors to the patio outside. The seating area is where the vast window is and there are French doors leading out, as well as a fireplace.
Also on the ground floor there's a family room with more patio doors, and this room might reasonably be used as a fourth bedroom as it has an en-suite shower.
The entrance hall has a half-turn stairs lit by a double-height window, and there's a utility room, laundry room and guest toilet off the hall as well.
The patio is surrounded by herbaceous borders, and elsewhere there's a gravel driveway for parking, as well as a garage.
Dunmore House is for sale for €825,000 with Sherry FitzGerald Cork (021) 427 3041.