Called Ritaville, this Sunday’s Well detached home has a trump card or two up its sleeve – in fact, it’s got something like gem status in local terms.
Sunday’s Well, Cork
Sq m 210 (2,250 sq ft)
Why so? Well for starters, it’s south-facing, has captivating views, has a long pedigree, good off-street parking for several cars –and, its previous owners were the Keane family, of jewellery shops fame.
The Keanes sold well over a decade ago, when Ritaville was next acquired by the clergy at St Vincent’s Church, directly across the road and slightly to the city side, so its occupants got to keep an eye on the church, while still having long views out the city towards St Fin Barre’s Cathedral and UCC through various gaps and over the roof of a contemporary-styled home by the church’s car park.
The century-plus old house has over 2,200 sq ft on a site of almost 0.2 of an acre, was further invested in by the church, and now all five of its bedrooms are en suite, and overall condition is excellent, says selling agent Anthony Quinlan of Downing Commercial.
He guides at €450,000, and says it has kept many of its original features, has high ceilings, leaded stair window, fireplaces, and two reception rooms, plus breakfast room and office.
One of the five bedrooms is at ground level.
It has been re-roofed, hits a decent D2 BER, good for its era, and has gas heating and double glazing.
Most of Ritaville’s gardens are to the front, in two sections and there’s stepped pedestrian access as well as a winding drive to the front door for car/passenger access. Behind is a wall screening the property from the pretty, neighbouring cul de sac, Lower Janemount, home to a quirky collection of family homes.
Busy already with viewings, Mr Quinlan says the views are panoramic; it’s within a walk of the city centre, UCC, the Bons, Mardyke and County Hall.
VERDICT: Always a bright, well-kept house.
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