There’s a dearth of house sites left in Cork’s affluent suburbs. It’s conquer and divide, says Tommy Barker.
THE spot occupied by this elegant home, Fenton, is, it could be said, in a parallel universe, a garden oasis filled with birdsong in lieu of traffic snarl, sandwiched between Cork city’s Blackrock and Boreenmanna roads.
THE city has crept in around Parkhurst, but this has been happening for a century and more, and it hasn’t bothered it yet.
Tommy Barker says Yew Lodge is a big home that whispers discretion.
HOT on the heels of news of O’Flynn Construction’s purchase of a five-acre site on the Boreenmanna Road in Cork city for e16 million, another property in the immediate area hits the market.
THERE’s posh and then there’s old decency: when it comes to the market, guess which wins out? Okay, the hint is Blackrock road/Ashton Park/Domestic Revival house.
Tommy Barker says Cork houses have broken the million mark by the dozen in 2005.
MELBOURNE isn’t as far away as you might think — depending on where you start from, of course.
WHAT is billed as “the closest new house to Cork city centre” has just hit the market and will be ready to move into by Christmas.
THE first house to be built since the 1930s in Ashton Park, off the Blackrock Road in Cork city, will cost you €500,000 - but decide to buy now and you’ll get a chance to have an input into the finished product.
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