Inching along up the price and value scale over the past two decades has been the Coast Road, between Fountainstown and Myrtleville in south Cork, just around the bend from the mouth of Cork harbour, and a spot where ocean watching is an all-consuming passion.
This high-up, sea-scanning spot, is now home to more than a handful of very high-end private family homes.
When older properties come for sale, they tend to get massively altered and upgraded, or just obliterated and replaced.
The moneyed trend of knock and rebuild started, of course, in Cork terms further west along the coastline in Kinsale harbour, where the Ardbrack strip from the town of Kinsale to Summercove became Munster’s top ‘Golden Mile,’ with homes often selling for €1m and more, over €3m in one or two cases, and some even made that ‘Big Note’ sum only to bite the dust, and get resurrected as modern
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