DescriptionSavills is delighted to introduce "The Folding House", a beautiful architecturally designed award-winning family home in the heart of Cork City.
This spacious three-bedroom detached futuristic design has an abundance light and space. It is undeniably private and peaceful within its walls and yet close to all imaginable amenities.
This unique home was built in 2012 and is decorated to the highest standards.
Upon arriving at the property you are greeted by a private automated gate that allows access into the parking area. Entering and walking along the sheltered path to the front door you will see the large windows that illuminate the interior and yet the space inside is truly private.
Entering the central double height roof light entrance hall you will look up and marvel at the abundance of natural light that illuminates the house, by design. There is a spacious kitchen/ dining/ family room to the left, that has a bespoke kitchen with a great selection of appliances and direct access to the south facing designer garden to the rear.
Just across the hall is the guest WC and cloakroom. Beyond is the master bedroom with its large windows, lovely proportions, and light. This room is serviced by an en-suite with a designer finish and walk-in wardrobe.
Going to first floor level up the minimalistic, yet beautiful staircase you arrive at the main living room for the house. This magnificent space is very generous and has superb views overlooking the Sunday's Well area across the river in the distance. This room is ideal for relaxing and entertaining. The large sliding glazed doors really opens the house to the huge private balcony from which to watch the world go by.
Also, on this floor are two other double bedrooms and a master bathroom, again finished to the highest standard.
To the rear is the landscaped designer garden, which is not overlooked and provides total seclusion, relaxing green space, ideal for those who love gardening, barbequing and entertaining! There is an exceptional selection of ferns, Japanese acers, miniature bamboo and more. The patio has been paved with both polished concrete and granite, giving a civilised finish that is low maintenance.
The local area is one of the most sought-after residential neighbourhood in Cork city. It is only a short walk to any amenities one may need, including the UCC sport arena and gymnasium, primary and secondary schools, UCC, CUH, shops, restaurants, bus and train service and the best that Cork city has to offer!
BER No: B3
BER Number: 114301245
Energy Performance Indicator: 138.75 kWh/m2/yr
By appointment with Savills Cork
(021) 427 1371 or email:email@example.com
Fitzgerald Park - 40m
Mardyke Sports Ground Arena (UCC) - 70m
Nearest Bus Stop - 120m
Cork County Cricket Club - 400m
UCC - 400m
The Kingsley Hotel - 950m
Bons Secour Hospital - 950m
River Lee Hotel - 1.1km
CUH - 1.4km
Washington Street - 1.4km
Apple Holyhill - 2.3km
Kent Train Station - 3.2km
Cork International Airport - 7.2km
Entrance Hallway A very welcoming large area with double height open ceiling and large windows allowing in an abundance of natural light. Solid maple timber flooring, light fitting on rail, sliding glass door to entrance, beautiful stairs to first floor and cloakroom.
Open Plan Kitchen / Dining / Sittingroom A beautiful large space with direct access to rear garden and surrounded by glass, maximising light.
This lovely room has an ultra-modern fully fitted bespoke designer kitchen, with a selection of appliances including, dishwasher, oven/grill, 5 ring electric hob, fridge, freezer, extractor, along with two sinks. There is a beautiful large island providing a focal point for the kitchen area, with additional storage and a Carrara marble worktop. The kitchen also has a beautifully tiled splashback, light fittings on rail, TV point and telephone point.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining and sitting area which are ideal for the whole family to congregate for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
There is a large sliding door providing access to the rear garden, giving a feeling that the room can extended if needed, especially in the finer months.
Utility/Pantry Located just off the kitchen this room has a tiled floor, a washing machine, dryer, and additional sink.
Guest WC Tiled floor, WC, WHB, recess light fittings, and mirror.
Bedroom One (Master) A beautiful large double bedroom located to the front of the house with multiple windows allowing in light and giving beautiful garden views. This well-proportioned room has a solid timber maple floor, a sliding door to the garden, blinds, TV point and telephone point.
En-suite A large room that is fully tiled, WC, WHB, a Vola Shower, cabinets, mirror with strip light, recess light fittings.
Walk-in Wardrobe A generous room with natural light, solid maple timber flooring, recess light fittings and plenty of clothes hanging facilities.
Livingroom This is by far the largest room in the house and a wonderful bright space. This magnificent open plan space has a solid maple timber floor, rail light fittings, TV point, telephone point, 1/3 sliding door opening the large, glazed window overlooking Mardyke Walk, and two double embedded power point in the floor.
Balcony from Livingroom From the livingroom sliding door is a very large triangular balcony, that overlooks Mardyke Walk, The UCC Sports Arena, 'The Shakey Bridge' and beyond Sundays Well. The special balcony is very spacious, private and ideal for watching the sunset on warm summer evenings. There are external power points and lighting here.
Bedroom Two Located at the rear of the house, this good-sized double room has a private hidden balcony that gets the southern sunshine, the balcony has external power points and lighting. This lovely room has solid maple timber flooring and recess light fittings.
Bedroom Three Located to the side of the house overlooking the approach, this lovely double room has solid maple timber flooring and recess light fittings.
Bathroom A bright room with a large skylight overhead, this room has a tiled floor, a Vola shower, WV, WHB, recess lighting and a strip light over sink.
Outside Entering the automated sliding gate to the front of the property you have a gravel set down area, perfect for two cars and a selection of plants and shrubs.
Passing along the polished concrete path to the rear you are greeted by a good-sized garden/patio area that is private and south facing, ensuring all day sunshine. There is a great selection of ferns, Japanese acers, miniature bamboo and more.
There are external light fittings and power points surrounding the house, an external tap and a video intercom to main gate.
- Beautiful Designed 3 Bed Detached Home
- Approx. 180 sq m / 1940 sq. ft
- Decorated and maintained to the highest standard
- Professionally landscaped garden/patio, extremely private
- UCC only a 400m walk away and CUH only 1.4km away
- GFCH/ underfloor heating
- Heat recovery ventilation / High speed broadband
- 2016: Award, RIAI Irish Architecture Awards - 'Best House’
- 2017: Nominated for Mies Van Der Rohe European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture
BER DetailsBER: B3
BER No: 114301245
Performance Indicator: 138.75 kWh/m2/yr
DirectionsFrom Cork City centre, Washington Street proceed down Western Road, passing the River Lee Hotel and at 725m (at the front gate of UCC) turn right and then immediately left onto Mardyke walk. Continue for 600m and 'The Folding House' is on your left. Alternatively, for Satnav or Google Maps input: T12 CDF3
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Savills Cork on +353 (2) 1 427 1371