When launched to the market back in 2018 the new development of Aylesbury tag line was ?Appreciation for Living? followed with ?a fantastic opportunity to purchase a truly special home in a highly sought-after location. With No 4 now coming to the market the owner of this home can attest to those promises made. Built to the highest specification with a host of energy efficiency features it is easy to see why this home returns an A2 energy rating. Finished in St Ives cream rustica brick complimented by a smooth plaster painted in a pleasing colour trend scheme along with some punches out zinc elements this home is appealing from the off. The owner spared nothing when finishing this home inside and out and the quality is in evidence at every twist and turn. There were three key decisions taken at the time of fit out. The first to lay a herringbone composite wood floor throughout the rooms to ensure all spaces are maximised and the meander from room to room without door saddles makes for an easy transition. The owner went one step further to ensure the laying of these floors followed the same direction, a small and subtle detail that pays huge dividends on the eye. The second was to install plantation shutters in rooms regardless of their function. These shutters are an appealing feature particularly on the floor to ceiling bay windows. The third and probably the most rewarding was the detail that went into planning and planting the garden to give almost immediate maturity. There are over 80 plant species in the ground and they have been carefully planted in such a way that they eye is drawn from space-to-space meandering from low level cover to medium and high range plants. It is a myriad of colours differing from season to season and complimented further by the clever lighting plan from downlighters to uplighters picking out bespoke and unique species. The accommodation of this home extends to approx. 1,819 sq. ft. and is laid out over three level. The entry level opens up an inviting reception hall, living room, open plan kitchen/dining/family room, utility room, guest wc and walk in cloak room. The first floor has three bedrooms with a beautiful main bedroom suite, a fine double bedroom and a cosy third bedroom along with family bathroom while the top floor is given over to a suite all of its own with impressive bedroom with en-suite off. Storage was well thought out at design stage and appears at ground floor (in the walk-in cloaks) to the two attic stores at top floor level. These stores are easily accessed, fully floored with lights fitted and well cater for any and all storage needs. This home enjoys full alarm system fitted. The location of Aylesbury is second to none nestled in the neighbourhood of Ballintemple with the parishes of Blackrock and Ballinlough on its doorstep. It is steeped in Corks history with one of the oldest standing stones in Ireland standing less than a 2 minutes? walk from the house at Ardmahon Estate. For those who may not be familiar with the location the amount of open green spaces, recreational activities, sporting clubs and schools are probably the most expansive Cork has to offer. The open greens range from the renowned Beaumont Park directly across the road from No 4. This park has meandering paths and big open greens set against the backdrop of the old quarry. It gets its name after the creation in 1792 of Beaumont House established by William Beamish of Beamish & Crawford, Beaumont is the French derivative of Beamish meaning beautiful view. The area was also renowned in the past for the extensive market gardens reaching from here to the city. The Japanese Gardens with Gus Healy swimming pool along with the tennis club and community grounds at Ballinlough are all within an easy walk. The adjacent bustling village of Blackrock offers cafes as well as its popular weekly farmers market. There is leisurely recreation catered for at the 8km loop of the Blackrock greenway walking and cycling path which extends from the city to Passage . Cork city with all that it has to offer is within walking distance of this home. This property is a smart home in every way possible from the heat recovery system fitted within to the clever use of bespoke Evonic E-series fire (controlled from an app), to the Bora counter top carbon filter extractor in the kitchen when operating feeds into the overall heat of this home. As mentioned already the most spectacular unique feature of this home is found in its outdoor spaces. The front of the property has cobble lock drive way with ample parking for two cars set inside low walls finished in the same St Ives brickwork. An electric car charger is already in place here and wall lights enhance the overall look and feel. The front is planted with two tall Sycamore trees reacting nicely to the seasons together with Cotoneaster ?Pendula?. Three Sango-Kaku Acers (translated to coral-painted) take up position to the other side of the driveway planted behind a row of Purple leaved Pittosporum ?Tom Thumb?. It would be difficult to accurately describe in words the rear garden of this home. Arranged with an extensive limestone patio adjacent to the house the rear garden offers a lush lawn against the backdrop of extensive and well-planned flowering beds. Framed by two large planters arching across the double sliding garden doors is a wandering Jasmine ?Officinale? flowering white when in full bloom. The planted beds draw the eye from ground to higher levels and with the 2,000 spring bulbs strategically planted this garden will become a Mexican wave of colour from March right through to October A community spirit (second to none ever seen by this agent), was quickly established within this development at the very early stages and is now beginning to pay dividends. The open greens are well tended as are the common planted areas when on the second Saturday of each month those who are available come together to tend. Grants from city council are available to communities vested in maintaining their areas and Aylesbury has taken full advantage with a shed now well stocked with all tools required. A professional designer will further assist the community in the design of the green spaces and thousands of spring bulbs have already been planted. Viewing of this home is a must to appreciate all that it has to offer.
- Reception Hall ( ) Painted front door complete with zinc finished canopy and glazed panel leads you through to a bright and welcoming reception hall. This reception is reflective of the quality, attention to detail and level of finish to be expected from the rest of the home. Herringbone wood composite flooring runs uninterrupted and gives a tremendous sense of space. The entire area is finished in �Resting Place’ colour trend with the paint colour taking on different effects as you move within the space. Recessed lighting enhance the natural light here. Door leading to under the stairs with light fitted acts as cloak room and storage cupboard.
- Living Room (4.40m x 3.80m 14.44ft x 12.47ft) Located to the front of the property with extra deep bay window bathing the room with lots of natural light. A raised Evonic log effect feature fireplace sits at the heart and has a dual function in creating an ambience as well as enhancing the warmth and comfort of this room. Finished with �Silver Birch’ paint colours, herringbone wood composite flooring, recess and pendent lighting plan and plantation shutter.
- Kitchen/Dining/Living Area (7.80m x 4.05m 25.59ft x 13.29ft) This is a spectacular room located to the rear of the property and directly connecting with the patio and garden outside. The kitchen is styled and fitted by Kube renowned for bespoke designs and layouts uniquely customised for the space. It compliments and merges perfectly with the additional functions of this room. Finished in an appealing matt tone giving handle less surfaces and finished units with extensive storage. The entire kitchen is topped with a Celest Polished Quartz Stone worktop complete with mitred Shark head edging. The worktop is mirrored in the backdrop between the floor and eye level units and a double bowel sink unit with grooved drainer set into the counter top. This kitchen is well fitted with DE Dietrich appliances for the double ovens/microwave, (with Pyro self-cleaning functions) fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The hob is from the Bora range and has a sophistication all of its own complete with extractor. Fitted at worktop level this induction cooktop has a quiet operation extractor, is effortless in cleaning with an activated charcoal filter which neutralises all odours and through its innovation converts heat back into the space itself. Floor level units offer pull out drawers, larder presses and carousel units. The eye level units have bespoke downlighters onto the kitchen work top and hob complete with remote controlled lighting to create an ambience dependent on the mood. A Quooker tap and all the convenience it offers finishes off the kitchen here. An extensive breakfast counter acts as a transition to blend the functions of this room and adjoins the dining/ family room element here. This part of the room is framed against a wall of glazing which leads out to the magnificent rear garden. Almost perfectly square in shape the room can adapt and change its layout easily. This entire space is finished with herringbone flooring and enjoys a recessed and pendent lighting plan.
- Utility Room (3.80m x 1.50m 12.47ft x 4.92ft) Mirroring the units fitted in the kitchen by Kube this utility room takes care of any and all overflow storage required. It offers tremendous counter top space finished in wood. The utility has a floor to ceiling press housing washing machine and tumble dryer. The air to water heating units is contained in a second floor to ceiling press keeping clean clear lines throughout the room. Additional storage is catered for at under counter level.
- Guest WC (2.37m x 1.40m 7.78ft x 4.59ft) Located off the reception hall this is a lovely guest bathroom. Fitted with two-piece white suite to include wall hung WC and sink with half pedestal. Gable window for natural light.
- Stairs and Landing ( ) The stairwell from ground to first floor is beautiful with feature gable window located at the half landing. This extensive window floods light below and above. A monkey tail finish to the handrail at ground floor level is unusual and attractive. Painted newels and handrail in keeping with the rest of the colour theme of this home. Finished with carpet and wall lights.
- Main Bedroom (3.80m x 3.47m 12.47ft x 11.38ft) Located at the first floor and to the front of the home this is a spectacular bedroom. With the backdrop of a deep-set bay window looking east waking up in this room is easy. Fitted with floor to ceiling Plantation Shutters and finished with herringbone laid floor this room is arranged just for sleeping and will appeal to all. A walk-through robe with recess lighting takes care of all of the storage needs here offering extensive hanging and shelving space.
- En-suite (2.02m x 1.71m 6.63ft x 5.61ft) Fitted with three-piece white suite to include corner entry cubicle with pressurised shower offering both fixed Raindance as well as moveable shower heads. Wall hung WC. Wall mounted sink complete with funky vanity mirror and under drawer storage. Tiled in neutral floor tiles matching those in the shower cubicle and fully tiled backdrop wall.
- Bedroom 2 (0.98m x 3.92m 3.22ft x 12.86ft) Located at the top of the house this room is just as easily suited as the main suite. Wall to wall fitted robes take up one side of the room offering plenty of hanging and shelving space as well as additional shelving to the side. Window looking out over the grounds of Cork Con. Finished in calming tones.
- En-suite (3.77m x 1.82m 12.37ft x 5.97ft) An exceptionally large and bright room with double window. Fitted with three-piece white suite to include corner entry cubicle with pressurised shower offering both fixed Raindance as well as moveable shower heads. Wall hung WC. Wall mounted sink complete with over vanity mirror and under drawer storage. The room offers clean uninterrupted lines and is tiled in neutral floor tiles. The shower cubicle is fully tiled as it the backdrop wall of the WC.
- Bedroom 3 (3.97m x 3.10m 13.02ft x 10.17ft) Located to the rear of the property this is a fine double room with wall to wall fitted robes. Looking out onto the rear garden and the grounds of Cork Con beyond this room is painted in neutral appealing colours.
- Bedroom 4 (2.65m x 2.39m 8.69ft x 7.84ft) Located at first floor level and looking out to the front, this is a cosy bedroom. Double fitted robe offering storage this room is currently being used as a home office.
- Bathroom (2.50m x 1.60m 8.20ft x 5.25ft) An appealing family bathroom arranged as a wet room complete with walk in shower. This room is tiled with punchout stone effect tiles within the shower area. Pressurised shower fitted offering both fixed Raindance as well as moveable shower heads. Wall hung WC. Wall mounted sink complete with over vanity mirror and under drawer storage. Additional storage is catered for with floor to ceiling built in press.
- Stairs and Landing ( ) Finished with carpet and keeping the same colour theme the staircase to the second floor arrives at a landing space with overhead Velux window ensuring maximum brightness at all times.
- Attic Space ( ) Extensive storage area located off the landing at first floor level. This store is fully floored with light and insulated to the same high level as the rest of the home. The store is easily accessed via Fackro panel door this area is extensive and can take any of the additional storage needs.
- Attic Storage Space ( ) There is access to one of the two attic stores from the en suite off Bedroom 2. The store is fully floored with light and insulated to the same high level as the rest of the home. The store is easily accessed via Fackro panel door this area is extensive and can take all of a family’s storage needs.
The gardens are the most spectacular unique feature of this home. The front of the property has cobble lock drive way with ample parking for two cars set inside low walls finished in the same St Ives brickwork. An electric car charger is already in place here and wall lights enhance the overall look and feel. The front is planted with a tall Sycamore reacting nicely to the seasons together with cotoneaster pendula to one side. Three Sango-Kaku Acers (translates to Coral-painted) take up position to the other side of the driveway planted behind a row of Purple Leaved Pittosporum. There is access to both sides of the property via limestone pathways and privacy gates.
The rear garden of this home is enclosed with walls and gives maximum privacy. It enjoys both south and west aspects capturing its own microcosmic of a growing climate with many tropical species of plants surviving here with ease. Arranged with an extensive limestone patio adjacent to the house the rear garden offers a lush lawn against the backdrop of extensive and well planned out flowering beds. Framed by two large planters arching across the double sliding garden doors is a wandering Jasmine flowering white when in full bloom. The planted beds draw the eye from ground to higher levels and with over 2,000 spring bulbs including Crocus, Snow drops, Iris, Blue bells, Muscari, Primula, Daffodils strategically placed this garden will become a Mexican wave of colour from March right through to October. The beauty of this garden is that all the hard work is now done and is ready for the next owner to enjoy. A quick prune in spring and again in winter should allow this garden to remain as is with years to come. Some of the unusual, unique and stand out plants range from Chusan Palm, Tasmanian Tree Fern, Yellow Stemmed Bamboo, Musa Basjoo Bananna Plant, Ginger and Canna Lilly, Rhodendron, Towering Echium, Fatsia, Hostas, Witch Hazel, Artichoke, Ginko Biloba, Hydrangea, Pussy Willow, Magnolia Grandiflora. A bespoke pond in the corner of the garden comes to life with sounds of frogs creating an oasis seldom found this close to the city. The use of uplighter and downlighters focusing on specific plants and trees adds a nocturnal ambiance to this garden and ensures it is a place to be enjoyed at all times of the day and year.
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