BACK during the Celtic Tiger era, family homes swelled hugely in size, becoming as bloated as the tiger economy itself – some rising to 4,000 sq ft, 6,000 sq ft and sometimes even larger.
But, for most family uses, a round 2,000 sq ft is a good, adaptable size – big enough, without being too big: it works, and there’s no unused rooms, caverns and hard to heat spaces.
Weighing in at that sort of sustainable size (but looking larger than its 2,000 sq ft thanks to its wide front facade) is the four-bed detached house at 9 Glyntown Road, in Cork’s hilly Glanmire.
In tip-top order inside and out, and with a good split-level and sloping site which has a stand-alone home-office/play room up on a perch, this 1990s-built home has a €395,000 asking price with agent Sean McCarthy of ERA Downey McCarthy.
There’s a good deal of space and quality on offer for this sub-€400k sum. Two of its four double bedrooms are en suite, while the family bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath, the kitchen/dining room runs the full width of the back main portion of the house (a sizeable 32’ by 14’) with gas-fired stove, and leads into an adjoining family room, while there’s a good 18’ by 11’ front living room, along with play room, guest WC, and utility.
Heating is via gas, there’s double glazing, perimeter fencing, and expansive views.
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