THERE’S a back lane quaintness to this property at Sunday’s Well in Cork city and it is appropriately named Tree Tops. It’s half way up Wyse’s Hill and is a stone’s throw from the city, but you can’t see it or its neighbours.
Why? Because the hilly location means this and other Victorian properties are stowed away in clefts unseen from the road.
And the power of nature is showing – the retaining 20’-high walls are now safely shored up by City Council bracing as land slippage puts too much pressure on the old mortared sandstone.
And it’s like walking back in time going to No 1, the first in a row of coloured houses on Panorama Terrace, all of which are owner occupied.
Tree Tops – rewired, insulated, re-roofed and upgraded – has been has end-of-row privacy and is a sunny bright house with a terrace at the front.
The kitchen/diner opens into the living room and a simple hallway leads to a ground floor shower room and back yard, while the staircase leads to three overhead bedrooms with small bathroom.
Michael O’Donovan of Sherry FitzGerald is looking for offers in the region of €295,000 for the bay-windowed house.
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