Colum O’Sullivan, co-founder of food brand Cully & Sully, has put his Georgian seaside home in Cork on the market for €4.9 million.
Affeen is an early 18th century private residence in Kinsale that is any watersports enthusiast’s dream as it comes with its own two-story dock and pier.
However, there is planning permission to renovate and change the use of the harbor, and it could be an amazing guest house.
The 550-square-meter property was purchased by O’Sullivan in 2013 with his wife Joan after selling Cully & Sully to US giant Hain Celestial.
O’Sullivan and his business partner Cullen Allen still run the company out of Cork, and in addition to their own branded soups and pies, they also oversee food brands like Hartley’s jelly and Linda McCartney’s vegetarian group.
The food entrepreneur bought the house for 1.3 million euros in 2013 and told The Irish Times that a massive amount of renovations had been made to the 1860s home.
“While it was cool,” he said, “it was old and cold. Pegasus cut us off from him.”
The house is south facing and has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and two reception rooms and is BER exempt.
It was brought to market by joint agents Colliers International and Engel and Voelkers, who describe the home as “the perfect family home where classic Georgian elegance meets modern comfort and convenience.”
The front of the house overlooks the waterfront and the garden leads to a private floating pontoon where the owners can enjoy unrestricted access to the water.
The real estate brokers said, “The house exudes character and beautiful energy, enhanced by its south-facing facades, waterfront and exceptionally high 4m ceilings.”
“At all times, the house feels light and bright thanks to the tall Georgian windows.
“It has been meticulously renovated by its current owners who have at all times been very conscientious about maintaining the integrity of the home, knowing that they have been looking after this one-of-a-kind property for generations to come.”
“Spécialiste de la télévision sans vergogne. Pionnier des zombies inconditionnels. Résolveur de problèmes d’une humilité exaspérante.”