Extended family home

THERE’S rooms aplenty at the five-bed family home 21, The Gates.

Up above Cork city’s western suburbs and the ring road, at the side of the Airport Hill, this large Lehenaghmore scheme on Mathew Hill has been a steady, on-going success for developers Ruden Homes.

The company is still selling away its new stock in a different portion, effectively a separate development although linked, and sales are aided by the dearth of new available supply in this section of Cork city. Resales are always consistent too, albeit at ‘market adjusted’ prices.

And that’s exactly where this good trader-up home, the brick-facaded No 21, comes into the fray. It’s a large 2,500 sq ft family home par excellence, extended, on good gardens and with a very well priced AMV, joint agents Darragh Taaffe of Keane Mahony Smith and Michael McKenna guide it at €495,000.

The standard five-bed houses here punched in at about 2,200 sq ft when launched in the early 2000s, and No 21 has been extended out to the back with a single storey sun room added on with pitched room, making for a sheltered patio space as well.

The ground floor has two reception rooms with wood floors, a dining area, smart contemporary kitchen/breakfast room, and behind a good sun room, with gable wall mounted fireplace. Floor plan is good, and ground floor rooms all have corniced ceilings. Overhead are five bedrooms, one en suite, plus main family bathroom with bath and separate shower.

Location is just half a mile above the ring road.


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