TRADING UP

Trading up: Ballintemple, Cork €215,000

High stone walls line Churchyard Lane in Cork’s Ballintemple, but the duplex apartments at Templehill House manage to overlook them in any case. 

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Trading up: Well Road, Cork, €325,000

Many hundreds of apartments got built in the ‘noughties’ in and around Cork city and suburbs, but only a fraction of those were designed for full-time, owner occupation.

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Trading up: Frankfield, Cork, €400,000

East meet west in the suburban Frankfield, Douglas scheme Parkgate – the sizeable 1990s development by O’Flynn Construction is divided up into East and West Avenues.

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Trading up: Cobh, Co Cork €370,000

There’s a sweep of estuary vista from the Great Island, Cork home called Woodside - it could as easily be called Waterview.

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Ballincollig, Cork €380k/€450,000

It’s open viewing time this month out in Ballincollig, Cork, with agent Norma Healy, who had lots through the doors of No 12 Chestnut Crescent in the Ovens Classes Lake development on Saturday.

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Limetrees, Douglas €385,000

There’s lots and lots to like at Southwinds, or house No 3 on Limetrees Road, just east of Douglas village, off Rochestown Road.

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Ardrostig, Cork €495,000

This house called Hillcrest, near Dunnes’ Bishopscourt in Cork’s was only built in the 1980s, so shouldn’t need any huge sums spent on it - it just needs discretionary modernising in its decor and some contemporary updates.

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Moneygourney, Douglas, €250,000

Launched the week before Christmas and first shown to viewers the day after Little Christmas, 94 Fort Hill, Moneygourney in Douglas is expected to go sale agreed before the end of January.

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Douglas Road, Cork €310,000

And the last shall be first? The highest numbered house in Baltimore Lawn, No 20, is the first one you meet on the way into this niche, cul de sac park off Cork city’s Douglas Road.

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The Lough, Cork €500,000

You have to look beyond the existing house at 34 Hartlands Road to see where the €500k value is: it’s in the back garden.

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Cape Clear Island home for  €160,000

Had a Happy Isthmus? West Cork’s Cape Clear island is in two solid masses, linked by a narrowed section of land known as an isthmus between its north and south harbours - and that’s where this Cummer home now up for sale is set.

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Summercove, Kinsale €325,000

Set in almost a courtyard setting, the period era Revatto Lodge and Studio in Kinsale harbour’s Summercove is a manageable buy - for the location.

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Model Farm Road, Cork, €365,000

If you could, somehow, squirrel away €1,000 a day, you’d have this detached family home all paid for in a year’s time: Its €365,000 asking price is a grand for ever day in the year. Wouldn’t it be grand?

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Donnybrook, Cork, €230,000

There’s just a bit over 1,000 sq ft right now in the three-bed semi-d at 6 Springbrook – and it’s in quite its original layout.

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Bishopstown, Cork, €325,000

The four houses in Cork’s Limewood Court were meant to be a calling card for a far-larger Bishopstown scheme of houses, back in 2008 — but, the recession put paid to those plans.

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Killorglin, Kerry, €399,000

This dormer Kerry home at Ardmoniel, on 1.25 acres at Killorglin’s Annadale Road, is a bit two-faced.

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Ennis Road, Limerick €435,000

Evidence of the property pick up can be seen in Limerick where Rooney auctioneers are expecting a quick sale for this six-bed detached home at Cluain Dara on the Ennis Road.

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Rochestown, Cork €295,000

A bright cheerful interior, with lots of reds and whites and all easy on the eye, comes with 7 Abbotswood Avenue.

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Lavanagh House good to go

It won’t take much extra work to put a more modern shine of the grandly-titled Lavanagh House, a four-bedroomed, single storey bungalow directly opposite the Lavanagh Centre/Enable Ireland in Cork city’s Ballintemple.

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