Contemporary living in Georgian style
Blackrock House, Blackrock, Co Cork
THE old-world charm, sash windows and high ceilings at Blackrock House, an 18th-century building outside Cork city that has been restored and converted into 27 high-end apartments and penthouses, has attracted both well-heeled returning ex-pats and downsizers seeking a low-maintenance home.
The landmark building on the Mahon peninsula was once an Ursuline convent. It is approached via a tree-lined avenue and residents have access through private gates to formal gardens.
The apartments were launched in September and five are still on the market. Selling prices range from €240,000 for the single ground-floor one-bed available to between €370,000 and €470,000 for each of the four two-beds.
Many of the original Georgian features have been retained throughout the building, including the original stained-glass windows. But there are plenty of modern conveniences, too, including lifts, a district heating system and cabling for internet, TV and audio. Each apartment has an individual layout and comes either with a fitted kitchen or a kitchen allowance, as well as Villeroy & Boch and Hans Grohe bathrooms.
Blackrock House is located just 3km from the centre of Cork and is close to access to the South Ring Road.
Viewings are by appointment.
Enquiries to: Lisney, (021) 4275079