In leafy Blackrock, an historic home has been given a glam GOLD makeover
It’s one of the swankier parts of Cork.
But if you ever doubted that historic Blackrock is one of the most glamorous suburbs in the city, one property has staked a claim on the title.
On the Blackrock Road, Mosely Villa has been painted, with the entire facade now swathed in a coat of metallic gold paint.
Originally built in the 1700s and architecturally re-designed and re-built around 2007, the luxury 3,200 sq ft property has had a number of dramatic exterior makeovers.
Purchased by the current owners five years ago, more recently the building was a sultry matte black:
The latest look has divided opinion locally, with some bemused residents applauding the bold design choice and others more taken aback by the spectacle of it, glinting in the afternoon sunshine.
According to the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, Mosely Villa’s eye-catching double-bow front is characteristic of the late 18th and early 19th centuries in Cork City, particularly the Blackrock area.
Now entirely gilded, there is no missing them from the street when you peer beyond the electronic entrance gates and the beautiful limestone landscaping on this unique home, which was last sold for €1.5m in 2017.