Transformed from a drab, rundown terraced property into a stylish city pad, No 2 City View Terrace on Winter’s Hill is new to the market with a guide of €190,000.
Situated in a hidden-away pedestrian laneway which runs between Sunday’s Well and Blarney St, the two-bed house had peeling paint and and a very low BER when its owners bought it in 2017.
To turn the early-1900s property into a modern home, the young couple re-wired, re-plumbed, and insulated and also put in a new boiler and sash windows.
They rearranged the layout to create space for a small utility room and a small upstairs bathroom and brightened the interior with white walls and a few roof lights.
“It’s now in superb condition and has the luxuries of a new-build,” says Terry Hayes of Barry Auctioneers.
Particular effort went in to the creation of a stylish kitchen — which is grey with a hardwood countertop , a Belfast sink, and attractive patterned splash-back tiles.
The sitting room has new timber flooring and a fireplace and the guest WC has been upgraded. A newly-fitted spiral staircase leads to the first floor which has a single and a double bedroom and a small shower room.
Situated within a 10-minute walk from the city centre, City View Terrace has gates at either end which are locked from 5pm to 7am, during which time only residents can enter.
VERDICT: Perfect city pad for single person or a couple.
Sunday’s Well, Cork
Size: 50sq m (528sq ft)