You can’t put a price on style.
If you have a budget upwards of €375k to spend on a new home however, you could find yourself living in one of the most stylish properties in Cobh.
With four bedrooms and two bathrooms, No. 40 Harbour Row has just hit the market, having had a magnificent makeover throughout its four floors of living space.
The current owner, who purchased the building as a block of five flats in 2015, cleverly retained the original Twomey & Son Groceries & Provisions shop facade on the ground level (unearthed during the renovations), giving it a 2019 update in fashionable grey paint.
Inside, the kitchen would give any Manhattan loft a run for its money, with exposed red brick, glistening marble effect worktops and trendy brushed gold hardware.
An eight-seater dining table stretches the length of the room, artfully placed under vintage-effect pendant lights in front of a salvaged fireplace.
They’ve worked hard to retain other original features too, including the original entrance hall tiling, the original staircase and the panelled ceiling and original 18th Century column designed by engineer Robert Merrick in the kitchen.
The views from the bedrooms are picture book perfect – on any given morning, you’ll be greeted by a passing cruise ship or a sparkling horizon.
The terraced Georgian property boasts panoramic sea views from each front sash window and the old chimney stack from the landmark public baths (c. 1875) is visible from almost every floor of the property.
Accessed via stylish double glazed patio doors, the garden is an al fresco diner’s dream; fully enclosed with paving for furniture, raised lawn, landscaping and wood paneling.
Thinking of moving to Cobh? No 40 Harbour Row is listed with auctioneer James Colbert.