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Sunday 26 January 2020

Formal gardens for Eden near city centre

Eden, Blackrock, Cork

New Homes at Eden in Cork
New Homes at Eden in Cork

The first phase of semi-detached homes has been launched at Eden, a development in the heart of the upmarket Cork suburb of Blackrock built on a parcel of land once owned by the Ursuline order of nuns.

The three and four-bed homes in the complex are just 3km from the centre of the city, near the south bank of the River Lee.

The new semi-ds come after selling agent Lisney put refurbished apartments, duplexes and three-storey, four-bed townhouses at Eden on the market in June for receiver Grant Thornton. Of that tranche, there are still two garden terraces available, seven three-bed duplexes and 11 four-bed townhouses.

There are 14 units in the first release of semi-detached houses at Eden, four of which are already reserved. When this part of the development is finished, there will be 34 houses in all.

Prices start at €350,000 for the type 2 three-bed, which is laid out over 1,245 sq ft. The four-bed, 1,390 sq ft type 1 version costs from €390,000. Type 3, a three-storey four-bed with 1,648 sq ft of accommodation, will be available at a later stage. The three-beds are largely attracting first-time buyers, while the four-beds are drawing enquiries from those looking to trade down.

Eden is set around a series of landscaped courtyards and formal garden. The facades are finished in a mix of brickwork and render. There are cobbled driveways out front with parking for two cars.

Inside, the ground floor of the three and four-beds is laid out in an L-shape, with a separate living room to the front and an open-plan kitchen/diner in the middle that has a corner sunroom area to the rear overlooking a patio and back garden.

The internal finishes include traditional panelled doors with satin and polished chrome ironmongery, a staircase with white gloss painted spindles and newel posts with a solid oak handrail. The fitted kitchens are contemporary in style and feature quartz worktops and upstands, and soft-close drawers and doors. The bedroom wardrobes have shaker-style doors and colour co-ordinated cherrywood carcasses.

The A3-rated new builds is close to Mahon Point shopping centre, the Mater Private Hospital, and Citygate.

Viewings by appointment.

Enquiries to: Lisney (021) 4275079

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