O’Flynns move close to home
Description: Steeplewood will comprise 26 homes, 16 of which are detached Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Developer Michael O’Flynn is selling a new scheme on his home turf of Ballincollig, on Cork city’s west side, where tech giant Dell EMC, VC and VMware have all set up shop.
Set in Carrigrohane, on the city side of the town of Ballincollig, it is a part of Ireland’s other capital that the developer knows like the back of his hand because O’Flynn Group also built the town’s shopping centre. It is a part of the world with an attraction for the brothers Michael, John and Patrick, who all live on the west side of Ballincollig, as does Michael Kelleher, director of the company.
When complete, Steeplewood will comprise 26 homes, 16 of which are detached, with the remaining 10 to be semi-detached. All will be A-rated and have four bedrooms. Phase one, launching today, comprises 10 houses including four semis and six detached styles, four of which are slightly different in design and size.
The properties, designed by Doyle McDonogh Nash (DMN) Architects, are all two-storey and the estate is directly accessible from both the Model Farm Road and the Ballincollig Bypass and links with the South Ring Road network that takes in the airport.
The houses have air-to-water heat pump heating, fitted kitchens (no appliances) and fitted wardrobes. The semis measure 133sq m /1438sq ft and have an asking price of ¤425,000. Ballincollig-based interior designer Celene Collins, of Home Stager, did the showhouse.
The detached units start from ¤620,000. There are two at this price, each measuring 170sq m/1,840sq ft. Another property, measuring 196sq m/ 2 1 1 6 s q ft, is asking ¤680,000, while another detached style, 229sq m/2472sq ft, is asking ¤790,000. There are two more detached houses, each of whi c h is 268sq m/2,885sq ft in size. One is seeking ¤800,000, the other ¤820,000.
Steeplewood is part of an ¤80 million investment plan that will see the company build 184 homes in Cork’s suburbs this year, with 144 homes set for Kerry Pike, in the northwest of the city, which launched last May.
Prices for four-bed detached h o me s of about 185sq m/2,000sq ft s t ar t from ¤440,000 for phase two, which launches this weekend.
O’Flynn Group has built many landmark developments, but is probably best known for launching the ¤150 million Elysian tower. The 17-storey residential building on a site next to City Hall and comprising 211 apartments reached final occupancy at the end of last year.