House of the Week: Tip-top Beaumont Crescent, €495,000

House of the Week: Tip-top Beaumont Crescent, €495,000

  • Beaumont, Cork

  • Price: €495,000
  • Size: 205 sq m
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • BER: Pending

The size, spaciousness and overall tip-top condition of 19 Beaumont Crescent is down not just to its current owners, but as equally to its previous owners – while the appeal of the suburban location goes back far further, by a couple of generations, probably.

Originally built back in 1960 when Beaumont was a new suburb snuggling up to Cork’s southside ‘villages’ like Ballintemple and Blackrock, the niche Beaumont’s Crescent is home to a lovely mix of house types and sizes, from bungalows to large detacheds.

No 19 is a cracking good semi-d, opened up to the side, to the back, and up on top too, yet it all flows, and is utterly accommodating for a mix of family types, and has kept an honourable faith too with its 60 year old roots, original features, fireplaces and a whole lot more. It’s a charmer.

It last went for sale in 2006, then guided at €525,000 for its relocating family owners who’d decided to move to the countryside.

House of the Week: Tip-top Beaumont Crescent, €495,000

It was bought by early ’07 as a trade-down home, for an older buyer who was selling a period home across the river, but the price isn’t recorded as it was back in pre-Register days, but is likely to have gone well over that asking price, given the times that were in it.

Fast forward 12 years of mindful care, further spending, and add-ons, and No 19’s now for sale once more, this time as an executor sale, and launches this week at a quoted €495,000 via estate agent Andrew Moore and Co: he says it’s substantial, in turn-key order and “unquestionably one of

the most sought after residential areas of Cork city, thanks to ease of access, settled and mature environs, open green belt areas, and is but a walk via Ballintemple to the Marina and Atlantic Pond.” Since No 19 last transacted, there’s been a few infill new home developments around this Beaumont section, by the park, and at Dundanion Road, with A-rated detached new builds, priced in the €700k-800ks, and a former bungalow site has been cleared for four new builds of 1,700-2,000 sq ft by DOB Developments at Temple Villa on the other end of the Crescent itself.

House of the Week: Tip-top Beaumont Crescent, €495,000

There’s a sheltering canopy across the front entrance to the widened-out No 19, which now has a ground floor en suite shower room added to the left of the hall, useful as a bedroom, office, play room and more.

To the right is a sitting room with bay window and an old, salvaged stripped and waxed pine fireplace. Further back along the tiled hall is a 14’ by 13’ carpeted family room,

with cast iron fireplace, picture rails etc, and this tee’s into a full-width, 27’ by 12’ back kitchen/dining extension, with pitched ceiling, wood-sheeted ceiling and twin Veluxes.

This bright room faces south/south-east, and accesses the very decent sized immaculate back garden, and also at ground is a study, with old paint cast iron fireplace, and a utility room.

Up at first floor level, the stairs now splits right to the original first floor, with three bedrooms plus main family bathroom with bath/shower, and left to a side extension with an en suite bedroom.

House of the Week: Tip-top Beaumont Crescent, €495,000

A second stairs goes further, to an attic conversion with a multi-use room 12’ by 12’ with a Velux, plus attic/eaves storage, and adjoining WC/shower room, which, like other as rooms, is fresh and modern in feel after upgrades.

No 19 has double glazing all around, and gas central heating, and while a BER is pending, it seems to need no alterations if buyers want to just move on and, and then made personal choices or change of decor.

The adjoining ‘other half’ property is also extended to the back, and No 19 has off-street parking, excellent-sized private gardens (the back has a wide patio, block built shed and a larger timber shed plus play area, lawn and shurbbed beds), and is on a bus route, within a walk of several suburban ‘hot-spots,’ sports facilities, amenities, and schools. It should prove a popular home for hunters, across a broad spectrum, wherever the bidding takes No 19 Beaumont Crescent after it.

VERDICT:

One of the best, broadly affordable options in the ‘burbs right how, as the autumn season in this rocky year gets set to get into gear.

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