THERE’s an all-around, international living feel to this mansion, with its crisp white walls, honey-colored terracotta underfoot, vibrant art and warm interior feel and custom joinery.
However, the views betray the fact that it is very much in East Cork, very close to the hundreds of acres of walled estates of Ballymaloe House and Shanagarry, and also looking over rich farmland to the coast and beaches at Garryvoe, Ballycotton Island, and its lighthouse.
It’s alive on the shore, close, a few miles inland from the shoreline as the gull flies, but the view of the water is enough to get you started, with the lighthouse beams swaying and swaying like a beacon in more ways than one .
They are about to trade in and already have a new build project near Midleton. They have given the sale of their house to real estate agent Adrianna Hegarty of Hegarty Properties, who is supervising it for €695.00.
All the wood is beautiful here and elsewhere, far from standard fittings or flooring, and even the doors have been upgraded in birch plywood with spalted beech inserts. The owners have also commissioned Homegrown to make their dining table and chairs very solidly crafted in native wood with eight upright chairs, all well-suited for an ensemble.
It’s a sort of Stephen Pearce aesthetic (though no relation to the sellers) popping up in various East Cork properties, both domestic and commercial – a design influencer of its time, even if the dreaded term is a more recent arrival in the world of interiors.
Also noteworthy is the attention given to lighting, with a range of striking lighting fixtures from a variety of sources, pendant, pendant, wall mounted and freestanding, including a nice one the owners have made themselves in a red laced, almost corset-like topped champagne bottle. of their marriage. Other fixtures came from the likes of Mimo, a much-missed furniture and design shop in Cork in the 2000s, run by German couple Michael Haberbosch and Monica Hary (hence the abbreviated trade name Mimo).
opposite the kitchen, has a hollowed out section for displaying art, a ceramic piece at the moment, and the makers and painters roll call is quite a gallery list of contemporary ‘names’ – plus a few one-offs done by the owners themselves, equal impact and quality.
There are no signs of corners being cut anywhere here (even if some rooms are off-center and refreshingly non-rectangular in shape), and the lateral thinking incorporated into the architect-supported design is seen in ideas as well. like an internal glazed wall above between the landing and the living rooms. Neat and clear, in more ways than one.
Aided by the many windows, white walls, sand and cement plaster – even the ceramic birdhouses on the side walls for sparrows and swallows, and the rough plastered low walls by the garden step to a lower parking lot give a trek-get-away feeling at this full-time home in near the coast in East Cork.