SECOND, the sale of a multi-million dollar property in the village of Blackrock in Cork is in sight for a religious order, which sold its historic convent almost 20 years ago for 13 million euros.
Hitting the market this week, with a guide price of over 4 million euros, a 3.26-acre piece of land in the transformed suburban village of Cork Harbor, where hundreds of new homes and apartments have now been built. were built on former land belonging to a convent, and where the Ursulines Sisters have been present for 250 years.
The sale offer includes a walled site, accessible by Convent Avenue, of more than three acres, which currently contains a modern 8,700 square foot two-storey building, with 16 rooms (15 of which are en-suite) and facilities.
Following the construction of a new girls’ college, the old school, convent and chapel, on 32 hectares, were put up for sale by the Ursulines in 2001, sold for â¬ 13 million in 2002, bought by Lyonshall.
The developers then planned over 500 houses and apartments, based on a design by architects O’Mahony Pike (OMP Architects), then resold them for over 30 million euros, most of it to Pierce Contracting for new construction at high density, and the Convent at Firestone Developments.
They add that the apartments in the converted 18th-century Blackrock House fetched sale values ââof between â¬ 300,000 and â¬ 700,000, while the four-bed semi-detached houses in Eden’s Blackrock Crescent were selling for around â¬ 440,000 in 2019.
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