Savour all the old-world charm of Victorian home

Savour all the old-world charm of Victorian home

This period residence should offer plenty of appeal to first-time buyers and downsizers alike, according to Trish Dromey.

Some buyers want houses that are new but others prefer the maturity and charm of old-world properties such as 3 Hillview Villas in St Lukes.

An early Victorian three-bed mid-terrace house, it has working shutters, restored cornicing and picture rails and has been carefully restored as well as modernised by the current owners in 2007.

“They stripped and dipped the original doors and shutters and put on a new roof,” says Lisney’s Trish Stokes adding that the owners also installed new gas heating and new windows as well as an additional bathroom and a kitchen extension.

Launching it with a guide of €275,000, Ms Stokes says it’s attractively turned out and is in an extremely popular location just a five-minute drive from the city centre.

Savour all the old-world charm of Victorian home

Original features include a stained-glass door as well as geometric patterned tiles and an archway in the hallway.

The sitting room has picture rails cornicing and a high shuttered feature window as well as modern oak flooring, a fireplace with a stove, and a tall radiator. 

Beyond it is a tiled dining area with an archway opening into the kitchen which has oak units and iroko countertops.

The ground floor also has a bedroom with oak flooring and an original fireplace and a bathroom with a rolltop cast-iron bath. 

Upstairs are two bedrooms and a bathroom as well as a landing/study. 

To the rear there’s a patio area and steps leading up to a lawn at a higher level.

Verdict

Will appeal to downsizers and first-time buyers and anyone who likes the idea of living in a period home.

St Lukes, Cork

€275,000

Sq m 100 (1,076 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

BER: D1

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