Diverse development at Silversprings, Cork for €250,000

Cork city and suburban housing development was never really known for diversity and the broadest range of house types: it’s been pretty much repetitive designs and semi-ds aplenty, for decades, to be honest.

But, when developers O’Brien and O’Flynn came to develop up in Glenmont, above the Silversprings hotel in Cork’s Tivoli, they thought outside the box, and included in their output were 36 distinctive duplex apartments, each with large garden/roof terraces.

Making those c 450 sq ft terraced useful is their full-south aspect, and views down towards the River Lee, Marina and southern suburbs (the near view at Tivoli’s still a bit industrial, but there’s medium to long-term hopes for considerable residential development here when port activities shunt downriver.)

Estate agent Gillian McDonnell of Sherry FitzGerald guides the two-bed/one en suite duplex No 7 Glenmont at €250,000, sort of squarely now in two-bed apartment price territory, and she’s expecting a range of interest, with a second open viewing planned for it at sundown, 5pm, Tuesday next.

While it will appeal price-wise to singles, couples and first time buyers, they may well be outbid by traders down who’ll savour the convenience, southerly aspect, parking and views.

VERDICT: refreshingly different.

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