Trading Up: Smart, modern home in Ballincollig

Trading Up: Smart, modern home in Ballincollig

  • Ballincollig, Co Cork: €369,000

A smart modern four-bed semi with a high B2 energy rating, Number 67 Westcourt Ballincollig doesn’t look anything like the dated 1970s three-bed semi it used to be.

Since buying it two years ago, the owners have converted the garage and made major changes.

“It’s been redesigned, reappointed and refurbished as well as insulated and future-proofed, and is really gorgeous,” says Brendan Bowe of Bowe auctioneers, quoting an asking price of €369,000.

Trading Up: Smart, modern home in Ballincollig

In addition to high levels of insulation, the owners have put in triple glazing and upgraded the heating. High-tech innovations include a doorbell which triggers a camera and notifies the owners, wherever they are, that someone is at the door.

Downstairs accommodation includes a timber-floored living room with a modern insert fire, a kitchen diner with white high-gloss handleless units, a study, and a guest WC as well as a bedroom. The first floor has a bathroom and three bedrooms with Sliderobes. To the rear is a low-maintenance rear patio garden.

Trading Up: Smart, modern home in Ballincollig

Located close to Ballincollig Regional Park, Westcourt is within a ten-minute walk of the West Village shopping centre. Recent sales in Westcourt included No 55 which sold for €262,000 in August. No 67 is recorded as selling for €250,000 in 2018.

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