Price tag modelled on proximity to city
Steeplewoods, Carrigrohane, Cork
Well-heeled first-time buyers and prospective trader-uppers are the target market for Steeplewoods, a new development of 26 detached and semi-detached four-bed homes just to the west of Cork city.
The scheme, set around private cul-de-sacs off the Model Farm Road, is being built by prolific Ballincollig-based developer O'Flynn Construction, which built Ballincollig Town Centre and hundreds of residential units on a 90-acre site there during the boom.
The hefty price-tags (the cheapest home at Steeplewoods costs €425,000) are reflected by the development's proximity both to the city centre and major employment hubs such as University College Cork, Cork University Hospital, VMWare in Ballincollig and EMC/Dell in Ovens.
The showhomes to market the first phase of Steeplewoods will be open for the first time tomorrow, from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. The initial tranche consists of 11 homes. Seven are four-bed detached homes, with sizes ranging 1,840 sq ft to 2,885 sq ft - depending on which of the five styles are chosen - and prices starting at €620,000.
There are also four semi-detached houses, each of which extends over 1,438 sq ft.
All the traditional-style properties have a garden and patio to the rear and another garden and a cobbled parking area to the front. Inside, there is a fitted kitchen, a fireplace surround and solid fuel stove in the living room or lounge (depending on the house type), and ornate newels and balustrades to the staircase.
In the detached style, there are wardrobes in all the bedrooms and ensuites to three of the bedrooms.
The central heating in the A-rated properties is provided by an air-to-water heat pump and a mechanical air ventilation system. Enquiries to: Sherry FitzGerald New Homes (021) 4273041