In prized Cork suburb on large site with potential

IT’S rare to find a site as large as that at number two, Bishopscourt Avenue. This detached corner house has a large back garden, but it also includes a sweep of extra ground on its right-hand side, maybe enough to build another house.

If not, the extra garden would allow imaginative uses for a new owner. The plot lies on the property’s south-western side and could allow a sunroom extension, or, with a high boundary, a private patio and entertaining spot.

The house is a bit dated, but, in terms of size, is a fine family home. Built by renowned firm, Denis J McCarthy, Bishopscourt climbs a hill towards Spriod Naomh College and has CUH grounds at its rear.

This style and size of house is very 1970s and marks a time of high employment in Cork city, before the loss of major industries like Fords and Dunlop’s. The houses still offer excellent accommodation in a key location.

John Barry, of Keane Mahony Smith, is selling number two, which has four bedrooms, two receptions, a kitchen and an integrated garage, for €750,000.

There’s scope to tinker around with the layout, but it is possible to move in immediately.

The main living room is an L-shaped space of 25’ by 17’.

The bedrooms show a generosity of space that’s rare nowadays, and all four are good doubles. Also, there is the potential to install two en-suite bedrooms at one side, because of the roof layout.

Likewise, the main attic would convert easily.


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