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Saturday, July 21, 2012
Dating to the early 1900s, The Gables, is an eye-catcher, says Tommy Barker
There’s lots to admire in the architecture and details of the Edwardian era compact Midleton home called The Gables. Dating to about 1900, and built on the Cork Road approach to the east Cork town’s main street, this 900 sq ft home has huge visual appeal and charm, especially in its roofing. It appears in National Inventory of Architectural Heritage’s lists as being of artistic and architectural interest.
And, now the eye-catching house with terracotta tiled gables, ornamental roof ridges and a hipped corner sprocket roof with finial tip and an oriel window underneath can be the place you call home, for a price around the €115,000 mark.
It’s new to market with Clare O’Sullivan of Savills, who says it needs upgrading, but has huge potential and is in close proximity to the town centre.
There’s a sturdy entrance porch with square Doric columns, hall, 17’ by 11’ living room, kitchen, dining room and back hall with shower room at ground level, with access to the back yard, while the ‘front’ garden is to the side of the house on its triangular site.
Upstairs has three bedrooms, each with a slightly different feature: one, the largest at 11’ by 10’, has a cast iron fireplace, another has a WC and wash basin in it as the house’s main bathroom with shower is downstairs, and the third bedroom has that novel bay window over the front door, with its witch’s hat roof.
VERDICT: It’s an eye-catcher.
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