THERE’S A CERTAIN pull a stone or brick-fronted property has these days – whether its the history that might come with it or how aesthetically pleasing it is.
From a farmhouse in Kilkenny to a modern lodge with fabulous views in west Cork, these four homes exude character and charm before you even step inside.
A house on a cul de sac is always a plus when living in the city, and No 23 Clonturk Park ticks this box. A 1920s build in Dublin 9, it would make an ideal family home.
The attic conversion adds to the space while the back garden is south facing and contains a lofted garage. And although the house is terraced, the garden has access from the back. Inside, there are two reception rooms with fireplaces and solid wooden floors.
The kitchen has been extended and works wonderfully as an open plan dining/cooking space that leads to the sunroom and garden. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms; two are en suite, while the single has use of the family bathroom.
Fulfil your dream of living off the land and check out Roughfield House in Kilkenny. It comes complete with stables and stone outbuildings and sits on 4.5 acres.
You can tell right away that this is a stone-fronted house in great condition. Inside this five-bedroom home is a modern kitchen that’ traditional in style, a dining room, a sunroom and sitting room. This gorgeous period building has great access to Kilkenny city and all of its amenities while letting you enjoy a quiet country life.
Built in 1933, 102 Iveragh Road embraces the charm and character associated with this era of architecture. The three-bed home is 175 m² in size as the ground floor has been extended at the back. There’s also a garage that can be entered from within the house.
Bear in mind, it’s a bit of a fixer-upper, so it would suit anyone who’s on the market for a project. The rooms are spacious and well laid out and the garden is west facing and accessed through double doors from the extension. Dublin city centre is only 3.5 miles away, too.
Marino Lodge is a three-bedroom home with unrivalled views of Bantry Bay in west Cork. The house is really energy efficient, enjoying a C1 BER. A modern heating system and gas central heating are already in situ, meaning little in the way of upgrading is needed.
The spaces are open plan and naturally bright. A double height windows maximises the sea views. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, two of which are en-suite.