Russet House, St. Lukes, Co. Cork

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€975,000 - Sale Agreed

Detached House
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Detached House


Contact Name: Hornibrook & Associates

Agent: Hornibrook & Associates

PSR Licence Number: 004529

Call 021 4886889
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Key Features

Highly sought after location in St. Luke's /Montenotte
Close to all amenities and travel networks
Secluded, mature private gardens
Gated driveway with parking for numerous cars
Unique property, beautifully decorated throughout

Property Description

Hornibrook & Associates are delighted to present "Russet House", Montenotte, Cork to the market. There are very few properties that can boast a location ten minutes walk from the city centre whilst retaining privacy and seclusion on a ¼ acre site. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a property of this calibre in Cork city.

This 4/5 bedroom, large, detached residence enjoys great privacy and a south-westerly aspect with beautiful, lush, mature gardens. Bursting with a variety of flowers and shrubs and with its water features and Liscannor stone patio and paths, the secluded and private gardens are ideal for parties or barbeques or for simply relaxing in your own haven of tranquility amid the bustling Montenotte/St. Lukes Cross area.

Built by the present owners as their family home in the mid 1990's, Russet House is situated on the former site of the old Saint Patrick's school where the well-loved Cork writer Frank O'Connor once studied. The textured red brick was carefully chosen to ensure that the house, although built only 30 years ago, blends well in to this old part of Cork, appearing as if it has been there for many more years. The main body of the house was designed as a perfect square to ensure that the rooms had classical proportions and no wasted internal space. It is most unusual in being a large family home within a short walk of Patrick's Street with secure parking for 4 or more cars behind electric gates.

The exterior walls have been upgraded with pumped insulation and the house is warm and cozy. The new high-spec. gas boiler is located in an out-house at the rear of the property and provides both heat and high-pressure pumped hot water to the building, controlled by internal thermostats. The house is wired for both a security camera and house alarm.


Russet House is on the doorstep of St. Luke's Cross. This area has a lovely village atmosphere with the warm and friendly John Henchy & Sons local pub, where you can people-watch outside or enjoy sports or live music acts inside; the charming St. Luke's Wine Bar with its delicious tapas; Cork Coffee Roasters with its artisan coffee and fabulous outdoor seating; the excellent Phoenix House Chinese restaurant; O'Keeffe's Grocery & Artisan Food store; Sheehan Family craft butchers; St. Luke's Pharmacy and a post office. St. Luke's Church which is now used for concerts and cultural events is just across the road.

The Address Hotel with its impressive Victorian facade, fabulous McGettigan's Cookhouse and wonderful views over the city is around the corner on Military Hill. The Montenotte Hotel with its private members' health club and swimming pool, wonderful afternoon teas, Panorama Terrace with views over the city and their Victorian Gardens is also within walking distance.

The fashionable MacCurtain Street and Cork's Victorian Quarter is just a short walk down the hill. This is where you will find The Everyman Theatre, the famous Metropole Hotel and many other pubs, cafés and restaurants including Thompsons restaurant and microbrewery; The Glass Curtain; Isaacs; Greenes; Son of a Bun; Cask and the MacCurtain Wine Cellar wine bar.

The property is on a number of bus routes and is close to the bus station, train station and all road links. It is within easy walking distance of both the prestigious Christian Brothers College for boys and Scoil Mhuire girls school.


Accommodation comprises the porch and entrance hall, living room, lounge (currently being used as a large office/study), kitchen, utility room, garden room, dining room, ground floor guest WC, 4 large double bedrooms (2 en-suite), family bathroom and large converted attic.


Entrance Hall
6.9 x 2m

The bright and elegant Entrance Hall is entered through the solid hardwood front door through the tiled porch. It features century-old reclaimed pitch pine solid wood flooring and a solid mahogany staircase fitted with high quality carpet. The hallway walls feature plasterwork dado rails with subtle striped wallpaper above and ecru paint below and cornicing to the ceiling, continuing up the stairs and throughout the first floor landing.

The doors feature classically-styled brass doorknobs and the hallway radiators are fitted with bespoke hand-painted wooden radiator covers. These doorknobs and radiator covers are featured throughout the house and reflect the bespoke nature of all the house's fixtures and fittings.

Living Room
4.2 x 5.1m

Glass french doors lead you from the entrance hall, down two steps to this spectacular, bright living room. This generously-proportioned room with extra-height ceilings and traditional plasterwork cornicing has an abundance of natural light and boasts a recently-laid engineered solid oak parquet floor which contributes to the classic ambience of the room. Ideal for entertaining, it benefits from 2 windows overlooking the front of the property as well as glass doors leading to the adjoining garden room. The beautiful cast iron fireplace is fitted with a gas fire insert and a custom-made solid marble surround. The room also features a large antique mirror over the fireplace.

Garden Room
3.8 x 2.8m

This lovely cosy room has a south/south west aspect with a warm "crema marfil" solid marble floor and a fabulous view of the gardens and waterfall. This light, bright room could have multiple uses. It is being used as an informal dining room at the moment. A door here leads to the garden with patio and pond.

4.2 x 4.2m

The traditional country-style kitchen can be entered from the garden room and the main hallway. The kitchen with its oak fitted units and custom-built dresser boasts a warm honey hued solid granite countertop with Neff appliances including two full-sized stainless steel fan ovens, a large ceramic induction hob and a traditional Belfast sink. It benefits from the same solid marble flooring as the Garden Room.

3.4 x 2m

With ample cupboard space for all types of storage and boasting a washing machine and dryer with a large chest freezer, this utility/larder leads to the back garden. The heating controls for the property are also housed here.

Formal Dining Room
5.1 x 3.6m

Bespoke solid oak wooden wall panelling lends an air of old world charm to this spectacular dining room. With solid reclaimed timber flooring, plasterwork ceiling cornicing, antique Murano Glass chandeliers and brass light switches and sockets this room will impress all your guests.

Lounge/ Office/ Study
4.1 x 4.5m

This bright spacious room boasts new warm walnut laminate flooring and has a gorgeous cast iron fireplace with a solid slate stone hearth and gas insert. This room facing the front of the property is being used as an office/study but could have multiple uses including a 5th bedroom, den or games room.

Guest WC
1.9 x 0.8m
Sink with mirror and WC.

Bedroom 1
4.0m x 4.1m

This spacious dual aspect double bedroom faces the front and side garden of the property (south and west). This restful bedroom has 3 windows and an attached dressing room/large walk in wardrobe. This room has a warm solid wood floor, curtain poles and curtains, centre light fitting, radiator and multiple power points.

Dressing Room/ Walk in Wardrobe
3.3 x 2.3m
This large walk-in-wardrobe has solid wood flooring and extensive built in shelving and generous hanging space.

Bedroom 2
4.3 x 3.6m

This large bright double en-suite bedroom has 2 windows overlooking the garden to the rear of the property. It has solid timber flooring, 2 curtain poles with curtains, centre light fitting, radiator and power points.

1.8 x 1.25m

Fully tiled ensuite bathroom has a large shower enclosure benefitting from high pressure hot water system with sink and WC.

Bedroom 3
4.1m x 3.9m

This generously sized en-suite light, bright double bedroom with new light oak laminate flooring has 2 windows facing the front of the property. It has 2 curtain poles and curtains, centre ligtht fitting, radiator and power points.

1.7 x 1.25m

This fully tiled ensuite bathroom also has a large shower enclosure with high pressure hot water along with sink and WC.

Bedroom 4
4.3 x 3.2m

This generously sized bedroom has 3 windows and a north-westerly aspect. There is new light oak laminate flooring here with built in solid fitted shelves and storage units with a computer desk. It also has curtain poles and curtains, centre light fitting, radiator and power points.

Family Bathroom
2.8m x 2.4m

This generous sized family bathroom is fully tiled and boasts a large vanity with inset sink, There is a bath, electric shower, mirror, WC, radiator and centre light fitting.

Converted Attic:
8.3 x 9.6m

Recently fully renovated, the solid reinforced floor here with brand new hard-wearing laminate flooring means that this very large attic space could be used as a gym, games room, den, office etc. This is a fabulous addition to the property with newly installed low-energy electric radiators, centre light fitting and multiple power points.

Exterior of Property

Hidden behind the walls and gate to the front of the property there is parking for multiple cars. The gardens need to be experienced in person to appreciate the novelty of such a peaceful outdoor space in the middle of the city. The gardens are carefully landscaped and were professionally designed and originally planted with a curated mix of trees and plants which have matured into a very fine garden. Stone steps lead up behind the waterfall to a raised walkway along the rear of the garden.

All paths around the house, the front entrance steps, as well as the patio area perfect for secluded summer breakfasts, are made from Liscannor solid stone cut slabs. The garden features multiple seating areas as well as a pergola and decorative raised bed and walkway, built from the same textured red brick as the house itself.

There is an out-house to the rear of the property containing the boiler and pressurised hot water system, with ample space for storage.


Viewings of this special home can be arranged at a time convenient to you by appointment, please contact by reply to this ad or contact Mark Hornibrook at this office.

BER Details

BER No. 103586483

Energy Performance Indicator: 166.75 kWh/m2/yr

This property was last updated: 104 days ago

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Hornibrook & Associates
Unit 8, Grenagh Commercial Centre, Grenagh, Co. Cork

Contact Name: Hornibrook & Associates

PSR Licence Number: 004529

Call 021 4886889
This Detached House located at Russet House, St. Lukes, Co. Cork is currently for sale. This property was last updated by Hornibrook & Associates 104 days ago. Russet House, St. Lukes, Co. Cork is priced as: €975,000 and has 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms. View all properties for sale in St. Lukes, Co. Cork. View properties for sale with 4 bedrooms in St. Lukes, Co. Cork.
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Russet House,, St. Lukes, Co. Cork