Starter home: Grange, Cork City, €197,000

A house in Grange, Cork, is a rarity of sorts as it’s on the market for less than €200,000 without needing major work, writes Trish Dromey

Size: 65 sq m (700 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

BER: D1

AS A two-bed semi detached house No 21 Glenview in Grange is something of a rarity.

Starter home: Grange, Cork City, €197,000

And as a recently renovated property with a guide of €197,000 it’s also quite rare to the market in Douglas, where it’s hard to find a house costing less than €200,000 that doesn’t require major renovation.

Built in the 1980s, it was given a major overhaul by the current owners in 2014. 

Starter home: Grange, Cork City, €197,000

They rewired and re-plumbed it and put in new floors, doors and fittings and almost made a new house of it.

The kitchen, which is now at the front of the house, has modern cream gloss units with integrated appliances and a chrome extractor fan. 

Starter home: Grange, Cork City, €197,000

To the rear there’s an oak-floored living room with a solid fuel stove set in an attractive Liscannor stone fireplace. 

Additional features added during renovations include radiator covers, ceiling cornicing and glass paneled internal doors.

The first floor has a renovated bathroom and two carpeted bedrooms with built in wardrobes.

Starter home: Grange, Cork City, €197,000

Fitted with double glazed windows, the property has a D1 energy rating.

To the front there’s a good sized driveway and a lawn and to the rear, a sheltered patio and on a higher level, a long south west facing garden.

Selling agent Jeremy Murphy says this owner occupied, tastefully renovated property would be perfect for a first-time buyer or a downsizer. 

Starter home: Grange, Cork City, €197,000

“It has 700 sq ft of living space and has a good sized garden and space at the side which could be used for an extension.” 

Situated close to shops in Grange, it’s within a 15 minute walk from Douglas Village.

The Property Price Register records that it sold for €130,000 during the depths of the slump in 2012.

VERDICT: Very saleable


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