A lovingly-minded family home in Carrigaline

Tommy Barker sees a ready-to-walk-into home with outstanding design, colour scheme, and finish

Carrigaline, Cork - €275,000

Size: 112 sq m (1,200 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3

BER: C3

THERE’S a stand-out interior design, colour scheme and level of finish to No 14 Oakdene, a lovingly-minded family three-bed home in the Herons Wood schemes in Carrigaline.

Set just over the boundary from the rapidly-emerging Janeville development, another Stephen McCarthy/Astra Construction project on the Cork side of the town by Shannonpark, No 14’s in showhouse condition, is in move-in order, and carries a price guide of €275,000.

Decorwise, it’s full of soft greys and pale pastels, plus attractive wallpapers, and much of the flooring is wideboard maritime pine, while feature wood doors are painted ladderback-style, an unusual and effective touch.

There’s a very attractive porcelain-tiled kitchen with Belfast sink and painted units. Overhead, the master bedrooms is carpeted, as is the stairs and landing, with the lower stair portion a mix of painted steps and carpet.

There’s about 1,200 sq ft within, all done to a uniformly high standard, and externally there’s a concrete drive, while the back garden is neat, fenced-in and has a sunny seating section and paved patio at the far end, bookended by mature trees.

Selling agent for the dash and brick-faced No 14 Oakdene is Carrigaline-town based Michael Pigott who says it’s simply a superb property, and he adds that it’s accessible, within walking distance of all of the town’s services as well as being an easy commute back to Cork city.

VERDICT: Top order, high-end decor yet affordable for a range of buyers.



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