Survey Data

Reg No

20868042


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Historical Social


Original Use

House


In Use As

House


Date

1960 - 1970


Coordinates

171022, 71658


Date Recorded

07/03/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Complex of thirty-six two-storey houses, built c.1965, set in ranges around two courtyards. Flat-roofs with aluminium trim, rendered chimneystacks having central clay pots and concealed rainwater goods. Concrete brick and painted cedar cladding to walls with smooth render plinth and expressed concealed steel beams to upper floors. Square-headed window openings with large windows comprising fixed lower section to floor level, aluminium band and upper section with side-fixed sliding aluminium window flush with wall surface. Square-headed recessed porch with square-headed door opening having timber door and sidelights with horizontal mullion holding letter box, approached via shared concrete paving through communal lawned area and concrete step. Enclosed yard/garden space to rear of houses with brick boundary walls. Open plan to ground floor of interior with central chimneybreast comprising square opening, cantilevered limestone mantelpiece and plinth, cedar doors and ceilings with aluminium door handles, openwell dog-leg stairs to first floor, cedar panelling to upper partitions with four bedrooms, bathroom and en-suite.

Appraisal

A unique example of a mid-twentieth century housing scheme in Cork City suburbs which was designed by Niall Hegarty and built by Daniel Hegarty & Sons builders. The architect was awarded an RIAI gold medal for this work. The design was heavily influenced by the Modern movement in twentieth century architecture, in particular, the work of Mies van der Rohe in the United States. The houses retain original detailing.