- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 520 m²
Patricia Stokes Auctioneers and Valuers are delighted to present No. 3 Brookwood to the market for sale. Brookwood is a development of 12 detached bespoke homes within an extensive woodland setting, sitting above Drakes Pool on the road to Crosshaven and minutes to the town of Carrigaline. It nestles nicely against the farmland of Aghamarta as its backdrop giving each of these individual homes ultimate privacy in an area that feels rural once you are within its grounds, yet in a location minutes to conveniences and a short trip to the city. The homes here offer a tremendous range of shapes and styles, although difficult to even catch a glimpse such is the privacy they enjoy as you travel the winding woodland spine road which gives them access. Designed to preserve the woodlands back in early 1990s these home have a very unique position within the Cork residential property market.
No. 3, a lot younger than all of its neighbours, was built 13 years ago and future proofed to ensure this home stands the test of time. This 5 bedroomed detached property offering approx. 5,300 sq. ft of space on a site extending to 0.5 acres, with tremendous floor to ceiling height at each level, shows how every element of this home was well thought out at design stage and carried through in its construction. Built in traditional format with underfloor heating throughout, solar panels for heating of water, ducon floor slabs between each level and extra layers of insulation used at the time was significant and combined with heat recovery, air filtration system and air tightness tests to ensure this home was completely sealed. Greenlight Solutions recent upgrades with the installation of a heat pump have further halved energy costs and it's easy to see how this home would return a A3 energy rating. The accommodation within gives entrance porch, reception hall, open plan kitchen/dining/living room, lounge, family room, pop up sun room, play room, gym, home office, five double bedrooms (four en-suite) bathroom, guest wc, utility room, double garage and a host of store rooms.
The layout of No. 3 is second to none that this agent has seen recently with an easy and natural flow from room to room and floor to floor. It is difficult to get a home of this size which spreads itself over three levels to deliver four double bedrooms (all en-suite) at the one level while at the same time combining tremendous living accommodation at that same level. The fifth bedroom is located at the lower level and is supported by more living accommodation. The ground and upper levels are almost a carbon copy of each other offering approx. 223 sq. mt (2,400 sq. ft.) each. The pop-up Sun Room has a level and a life all of its own. The owners of this home were confident at the design stage to outline what they required but clever enough to listen and take onboard their architects experience. That combination delivered a home with such an easy layout that ensures every corner of its space is well used regardless of the age of those living within. Rooms are designed to be multifunctional capable of adapting from a smallies playroom to a grown-up snooker room/home cinema, or from dance or gymnastic practice in front of a mirrored wall to a grown-up gym.
The quality of materials used in the finishing are exceptional and designed to fit perfectly within this home. The kitchen was designed by House of Coolmore. While know more for their traditional style this contemporary kitchen is two tones taking on the colour pallet of the house itself. A cream porcelain tile runs within the open plan kitchen/dining/living room accentuating this room and with the underfloor heating is just lovely to walk on. It carries through to the lounge, entrance porch and reception hall. A combination of walk in dressing room and fitted robes by House of Design cater for storage within bedrooms. Bathrooms/wet room and en-suites enjoy quality sanitary ware and tiling. Internal doors are hardwood in walnut with chrome fittings and some have been customised with glazed panels. Skirtings are higher than normal. The external glazing offers fixed floor to ceiling panels as well as opening doors and sliding patio doors. The property enjoys a central vac and has a pressurised water system fitted.
A contemporary designed home comes into its own externally with minimal maintenance and where accentuated overhangs complete with recessed lighting can give tremendous shelter to the outside spaces directly adjacent to the house. No 3 has a beautiful limestone laid patio that wraps from the open plan kitchen/dining/living around to the lounge. This patio looks west, is sheltered and has a built-in fireplace at a raised level ensuring it gets maximum use throughout the year regardless of the weather. The roof shape and size allow for the pop-up sun room to have its own roof top deck where evening sunsets are spectacular.
There is a peaceful tranquillity to the outside of this home and a clear sense of being at one with nature when in the gardens. The wildlife at any one time can range from Deer, Red Squirrels, Rabbits Badgers, and Foxes. Arrival to No 3 is via electric gates where you pass beneath a canopy overhang of mature trees before arriving into the openness of the home itself. The driveway with borders of mature planting stops at three different entry points to the home from the double garage, the formal entrance and reception to the upper open plan kitchen/dining/living room. The gardens surrounding this home are designed to take full advantage of the layout of the site. There is a maturity beyond the properties relatively young age drawn in main for the original woodland in which the property is set coupled with additional planting of silver birch trees. The property is awash with wild flowers to include daffodils which have all been allowed to spread as nature would want. There is a more structured order in the planted beds directly adjacent to the home. These beds enjoy manicured box hedge enclosing the higher mature landscaped shrubs and plants within. There are meandering paths and sleeper steps into the wildness of the gardens, a children's paradise for creating hidden camps or tree houses. These gardens have been designed and laid out to give maximum enjoyment with minimum maintenance.
Viewing of this home comes highly recommended and is strictly by appointment.
The entrance porch accessed via single door is fully enclosed with glazing and offers an instant welcome to this home. Finished with porcelain tiles in cream and recessed lighting.
The reception hall enjoys a vaulted ceiling double height is particularly bright taking lots of natural light in at both levels. Accessed from the entrance porch via double doors of walnut with glazing. This reception hall is finished with cream porcelain tiles. A half flight takes you directly to the open plan kitchen/dining/living room while a descending half flight accesses additional living rooms and bedrooms.
Open Plan Kitchen/Family/Dining Room 12.81m x 7.20m (42.03ft x 23.62ft)
A truly magnificent space occupying over approx. 700 sq. ft. The ceiling height accentuates the space further and the amount of glazing offered to each of the individual elements of this room was exceptionally well thought out at design stage. The kitchen itself is bespoke and made to measure fitting in perfectly to its space. Designed and fitted by House of Coolmore this contemporary kitchen is two tone taking on the colour pallet of the house itself. A handcrafted extensive island takes up a central position with a backdrop of wall to wall presses behind. This bank of units take care of storage needs as well as fitted appliances. The island measuring 3.1mt x 1.2mt is topped by a Silestone counter top with an overhang that allows for breakfast bar dining. It is also home to a 5 ringed hob with complimenting extractor fitted overhead allowing the chef to interact with all others in this space while cooking. The same Silestone sits as the counter top to lower level of the backdrop of units and sits below a wraparound of glazing. Double bowel sink unit with grooved drainer. Door leading to limestone patio outside with bar b que area and built in stove.
The dining area sits nicely between the kitchen and living functions and is placed inside a pop out of glazing which acts as a space for an easy chair or somewhere to drink morning coffee amongst the trees. The use of the same flooring throughout this entire room of cream porcelain tiles accentuates the space and light. A double-sided gas stove (remote activated) sits within a purpose built feature wall to create a divide (but open on both sides) to the living space. The use of a punch out colour coupled with light feature directly over the table creates all the ambience needed for a comfortable and lingering dining.
The living area is cosy and is arranged to enjoy the double-sided fire complete with alcove housing flat screen TV overhead. Double glazed sliding patio doors open into the canopy of trees outside complete with glazed Juliette balcony. The entire room is wonderfully comfortable utilising the underfloor heating, air filtration system and extensive glazing on all sides. Recessed lights throughout.
Lounge 5.80m x 5.52m (19.03ft x 18.11ft)
Located off the kitchen/dining/living room is this beautiful lounge. Access via double walnut doors complete with glazed insets this room is in constant use. Floor to ceiling glazing on two sides really does bring the outside into this room. The cosy tiled floor is a perfect finish and compliments the neutral paint colours. This room could with ease take another fireplace should a discerning purchaser wish as the structure is already in place. Doors to access the outside wrap around limestone patio.
Sun Room 6.90m x 5.28m (22.64ft x 17.32ft)
Stairs from the kitchen/dining/lounge passing a fixed glazed panel on the way arrives into this spectacular space. With commanding views out over the adjoining countryside this room brings you above the canopy of trees below. Measuring almost 7 meters by 5 meters it is wrapped in glazing with double sliding doors out onto a roof deck of the same proportions enclosed with fin walls painted with a punch out colour of pink.
Family Room 5.47m x 4.98m (17.95ft x 16.34ft)
Located at the lower level this family room over its time was taken over as the teenage space. Finished with a carpet in deep purple, recessed lighting and pained in a complimenting colour palette the room can take on any form or function. Double glazed patio doors lead out onto another patio which is completely sheltered and gives direct access to the gardens. An easy escape for small children.
Gym/Exercise Room 7.00m x 5.47m (22.97ft x 17.95ft)
Snuggled between the family room and the play room/ home cinema this whole area is an ideal space for a growing family. Mirrored wall to keep on top of those work outs and wall to wall floor to ceiling storage presses fitted. Finished with carpet.
Playroom 6.70m x 4.80m (21.98ft x 15.75ft)
Sitting below the open plan kitchen/dining/living room is a room that serves a multitude of purposes depending on the occupiers of this home's requirements. Perfectly square it is an ideal kids play room or could with ease become a cool snooker room. A second walk in room at this level acts as an overflow for storage and is arranged for wine storage.
Utility Room 3.40m x 3.00m (11.15ft x 9.84ft)
Fitted with a host of under counter units as well as tall larder press. Single drainer sink unit. Plumbed for washing machine and vented for tumble dryer and finished with tiled floor
A two-piece white suite with interior designed two tone wall paper. Extra-large wall mounted vanity sink with vanity press beneath and mirror overhead. Porcelain tiled floor. Velux window throwing plenty of natural light.
Home Office 3.40m x 3.22m (11.15ft x 10.56ft)
Located at the lower level for maximum quietness and privacy away from the main living functions. Fitted with carpet this is a fine airy and bright room.
Meandering hallways to bedrooms and lower-level reception rooms are finished with carpet and neutral pain colour. The use of floor to ceiling glazing maximises the natural light within the hallways of this home.
Main Bedroom Suite 6.10m x 4.20m (20.01ft x 13.78ft)
This suite is beautifully bright and give space in each of its elements. Finished with carpet the bedroom offers as a fine double room with plenty of areas for free standing furniture. Recessed lighting.
A beautiful walk-in dressing room completely fitted from floor to ceiling and wall to wall with hanging pull out drawers and open shelving units. Velux window for natural light.
En-suite 2.70m x 2.40m (8.86ft x 7.87ft)
A fine en-suite arranged as a wet room with extra-large walk-in shower complete with glazed upstand offering both fixed and adjustable showerheads. This room has extra-large wall hung double vanity sink fitted beneath vanity mirror. Wall mounted WC. The room is fully tiled in a neutral appealing choice.
Bedroom 2 3.90m x 3.59m (12.80ft x 11.78ft)
A beautiful double bedroom finished with carpet and a pop of colour in the use of a featured wallpapered wall. Double fitted slide robes. Window looking out into the canopy of trees within the garden.
Finished in tones of black and white this en-suite is fitted with three-piece white suite to include WC, wash hand basin and corner entry shower cubicle. Fully tiled shower and tiled over sink.
Bedroom 3 3.50m x 3.30m (11.48ft x 10.83ft)
Arranged with a back drop of New York in the choice of wallpaper here this is a lovely bright double bedroom with wide picture window looking out onto the front garden. Fitted slide robes take care of all storage needs here.
Fitted with three-piece white suite to include corner entry shower, WC and sink. Tiled floor
Bedroom 4 3.50m x 3.30m (11.48ft x 10.83ft)
This double bedroom has an extensive window looking out onto the gardens and is flooded with natural light through the day. Finished with carpet.
Three-piece white suite fitted with corner entry shower, pedestal sink and wc. This en-suite sports a hint of pink.
Bedroom 5 4.40m x 3.64m (14.44ft x 11.94ft)
The only bedroom located at the lower level offers an ideal guest room. Double in size with carpeted floor this room enjoys double sliding patio doors to the garden outside.
Acting with a double function this bathroom is adjacent to the guest bedroom and could become en-suite with ease and installation of a door. The bathroom offers a three piece white suite with corner entry shower, wc and pedestal sink. Finished with tiled floor and floor to ceiling opaque glazed tilt and turn window.
Double Garage 6.90m x 6.57m (22.64ft x 21.56ft)
With plenty of natural light thought the use of upper glazing. Double automatic roller shutter doors. Finished with painted polished concert floor. Direct access to lower internal hallway.
Plant room/Services Room 3.50m x 2.70m (11.48ft x 8.86ft)
Located off the home gym this room has direct access to the outside. All the workings of the home are carried out here from water storage, boilers, central vac system, pressurised system and heat recovery units.
At each level of this home there are a range of walk in storage rooms offering easy access to coats, wellies, buggies, cushions for outdoor furniture, golf clubs.
Outside : There is a peaceful tranquility to the outside of this home and a clear sense of being at one with nature when in the gardens. The wildlife at any one time can range from Deer, Red Squirrels, Rabbits Badgers, and Foxes. Arrival to No 3 is via electric gates where you pass beneath a canopy overhang of mature trees before arriving into the openness of the home itself. The driveway with borders of mature planting stops at three different entry points to the home from the double garage, the formal entrance and reception to the upper open plan kitchen/dining/living room. The gardens surrounding this home are designed to take full advantage of the layout of the site. There is a maturity beyond the properties relatively young age drawn in main for the original woodland in which the property is set coupled with additional planting of silver birch trees. The property is awash with wild flowers to include daffodils which have all been allowed to spread as nature would want. There is a more structured order in the planted beds directly adjacent to the home. These beds enjoy manicured box hedge enclosing the higher mature landscaped shrubs and plants within. There are meandering paths and sleeper steps into the wildness of the gardens, a children's paradise for creating hidden camps or tree houses. These gardens have been designed and laid out to give maximum enjoyment with minimum maintenance.