Period-style homes with historic links in Cork
Dundanion Place, Blackrock, Co Cork
According to some sources, Sir William Penn departed from Dundanion Castle, a Tudor tower house in the Blackrock area of Cork, on one of his journeys to the Americas, where he founded what is now the state of Pennsylvania.
The ruins of the 16th-century building sit on the grounds of Dundanion House, which itself was built in the 1830s by Sir Thomas Deane, the Cork architect responsible for designing the quadrangle at University College Cork, the Imperial Hotel, and the Kildare Street Club in Dublin.
Dundanion Place, a small development launching in the Beaumont area of Blackrock on April 21, is named after the house. Developed by Lucen Homes, Dundanion Place consists of just four five-bed, three-storey homes, with prices starting at €650,000.
The largest style in the scheme is a 2,497-sq ft detached home with a side driveway. Its neighbouring property is also detached, but is slightly smaller at 2,169 sq ft and has a driveway to the front. The two semi-detached houses at Dundanion Place each measure 2,012 sq ft and have front driveways.
The exterior of the homes, which are already constructed to a builder's finish, have period-style features with a modern twist, such as bay windows to the front of the ground and first floors and brick detail to the façade. The A3-rated homes feature air-to-water electric heat pumps and underfloor heating.
Cork city centre is 4km away from Blackrock and access to the N27 link road network is nearby.
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