Stylish semi in Carrigtwohill has been transformed back to showhouse standard

The house-proud owners of this three-bed semi at 4 Castle Avenue in Carrigtwohill have done up their 1970s-built home to showhouse standard.

Carrigtwohill €260,000

Size: 130 sq m 1,400 sq ft

Bedrooms: 3/4

Bathrooms: 2

BER: D1

In the 31 years since they bought it they have redecorated all the rooms several times, and more recently added an extension at the rear and put in a stylish new kitchen.

Guiding the now 1,400 sq ft property at €260,000. Adrianna Hegarty of Hegarty Properties says this is a beautifully presented, stylishly decorated house situated in a mature and desirable residential development. 

It’s well located within a five minute walk from the local schools and shops and is only six miles from the Jack Lynch tunnel and eight miles from Cork city,’ she adds.

In 2015, the owners added a 165 sq ft single storey extension at the rear. 

During the process they refurbished the 19ft-long kitchen dining room, fitting it with cream units, timber worktops, integrated appliances and cream porcelain floor tiles.

Open plan with this at the rear is a newly-created bright and modern living/ TV watching area with Velux windows, porcelain tiled flooring and French doors. 

On the end wall there’s a striking, almost full wall height, feature fireplace made of Ballygarvan stone, fitted with a Stovax insert stove. 

Other ground floor rooms include a utility room, a guest WC and a room at the front for office/fourth bedroom.

Accommodation upstairs includes a bathroom and three bedrooms including one small one, which is currently used as a dressing room.

Out front there’s a small garden area with parking space and at the rear there’s a large low-maintenance garden. 

This has a good sized patio as well as a shed and graveled area which is now being brightened up by clusters of daffodils, bluebells and crocuses.

VERDICT: stylish, spacious and affordable trade up

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