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This Leeside home brings high drama to the hill

Georgian mansion in Sunday’s Well has magnificent views of Cork city.

Source: Colliers International

FANS OF ‘DE BANKS’ will be familiar with the line, ‘Beautiful city, my home by the Lee’.

The lyrics were not penned in this two-storey Georgian-era house but they could have easily been inspired by the views from its terrace and balcony.

Woodlawn, perched on the height of the prestigious Sunday’s Well area of the city, sweeps right down to the edge of the River Lee, with the iconic ‘Shaky Bridge’ visible to the right and Fitzgerald Park straight across the water.

Not that you need to roam outside the property’s gardens for a riverbank idyll – the 5,300 sq ft house is set on 1.2 acres, where you can take a rest on the several terraces and patios…

Source: Colliers International

Source: Colliers International

…or climb through rhododendrons, camellias and laburnums…

Source: Colliers International

The interior is completely modernised with sitting and drawing rooms on the ground floor, with polished timber floors and double French doors from both opening onto the large terrace:

Source: Colliers International

Source: Colliers International

It’s not all about grandeur – although everything is finished with bespoke craftmanship and fine materials. The kitchen/dining/family room is large and functional with a solid oak island unit, marble worktops, Miele accessories and fitted furniture by Pat Ahern of Glenline (his work can be seen throughout the house):

Source: Colliers International

The entrance hall sets the tone, but there is also an inner hall with spacious utility room and a concealed office:

Source: Colliers International

Upstairs is all parquet floors and double bedrooms with walk-in airing cupboard and en suites:

Source: Colliers International

Source: Colliers International

 

Source: Colliers International

Oh, and a gym.

Source: Colliers International

And a bridge, of course.

Source: Colliers International

There is also a turntable on which you park your car so it can swivel around to face back up the driveway for when you want to make a quick getaway.

The house is on the market for €3.8 million. In other news, Saturday night’s Lotto draw is bound to hit a few mill.

See the whole brochure for Woodlawn, being handled by Colliers International, here>

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