American Style Houses in Cork

American Style Houses in Cork

Postby golconda » Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:02 pm

We are looking for Modern American Style Houses in the general Cork Area. Preferably beside water for a film project...... Can you help??!!
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Re: American Style Houses in Cork

Postby phil » Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:46 pm

How do you define a 'Modern American Style House' Golconda?

Are your referring to houses of the modern movement (not simply American)? Or are you referring to the sort of neo-vernacular of American films and TV shows?
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Re: American Style Houses in Cork

Postby lexington » Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:57 pm

There are some lovely American colonial-style houses along the Western Road. Red brick, copper roofing with the old-style white porch fronts along their own private cul-de-sac called Annaville - built in the 1930s. There are 6 of them, each with the same basic design but with varying characteristics like larger balconies or a rounded porch etc. The small little estate is across the road from the Castlewhite Student Village.

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Re: American Style Houses in Cork

Postby phil » Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:02 pm

On the other hand when thinking of modern Cork houses there is DIrk Cove by Niall McLaughlin architects:
http://www.irish-architecture.com/tesserae/000002.html

Also, the Weekend house in Kinsale or the Boat House in Skibbereen
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Re: American Style Houses in Cork

Postby corcaighboy » Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:07 am

Also, you might want to check out the old American consular office in Cobh. Quite a striking location on the hill overlooking the train station and harbour. Would be a stunning location site. Dates from the time of the transatlantic liner trade in Cobh. Lex or someone else will have to fill you on the style as I have no idea.
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Re: American Style Houses in Cork

Postby golconda » Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:15 pm

The houses we are looking for is exactly the neo-vernacular of American films and TV shows. The picture of the house in Annadale is good but we are looking specifically for a larger detached house at least 3,000 sq ft and at least 1 acre of garden. Maybe with swimming pool or tennis court and in the West Cork area.
We've checked out the old American Consular Office in Cobh and taking a look at Dirk Cove..... any more suggestions are really welcome!
Thanks for all the help!
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Re: American Style Houses in Cork

Postby phil » Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:17 pm

golconda wrote:We've checked out the old American Consular Office in Cobh and taking a look at Dirk Cove..... any more suggestions are really welcome!
Thanks for all the help!


Now that you have clarified what it is you are looking for I dont think the Dirk Cove house is suitable, but have a look at that link and article to decide for yourself.

Good luck with it.
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Re: American Style Houses in Cork

Postby phatman » Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:45 pm

There are 2 properties in Millcove, Rosscarbery, one of which is right beside the water, and has a swimming pool, the other which is elevated above the water and has a tennis court.Both are detached and definitely meet the acre requirement, well secluded too. The one with the swimming pool is probably more the style you seem to be advocating.
If they're not quite what you're looking for, I suggest trying either Glandore or Schull, some fine properties there, esp. on the Colla Road in Schull.
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Re: American Style Houses in Cork

Postby golconda » Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:09 pm

Thanks for that will definitely check them out.
Our Area has been expanded to Kenmare and down the Beara Peninsula if you have any more ideas!!
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Re: American Style Houses in Cork

Postby golconda » Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:22 pm

Hi Phatman,
Just wondering if you knew of a contact for Millcove, Rosscarbery...sounds very interesting.
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