Trading up: Blackrock Road, Cork €425,000

It’s less than a year since No 2 St Joseph’s Place appeared on these pages, laid out back then in old bedsits, and then was guiding €225,000 when we advised it needed getting the builders in. 

Size: 1,900 sq ft 

Bathrooms: 4 

Bedrooms: 4 


Trading up: Blackrock Road, Cork €425,000 

Well, this Blackrock Road mid-terraced four bed, four-storey (yep, it’s got a decent basement/lower ground level) got them, with engineering back-up, and has been redone top to tail, and is back for sale. 

It guides at €425,000 with the same selling agents, Fiona Waldon and Jeremy Murphy, but is pitched perhaps now into a whole different buying profile.

Trading up: Blackrock Road, Cork €425,000

No 2’s at the city end of the Blackrock Road, near Ashton School and the currently disused Springmount House old office block) and has walled and railed south-facing compact front garden, and rear garden all recently re-seeded.

Essentially, this reworked house is the fully-prepared yet blank, all-white canvas for a new owner’s personality and furnishings, as just about everything is shiny new inside, including wiring, plumbing and bathrooms, heating, flooring, carpets, plus skimmed and painted plasterwork. 

Trading up: Blackrock Road, Cork €425,000

The only thing missing is a kitchen at the spacious lower ground level. The crew reckoned its new owners would want to detail their own kitchen style and budget.

Thanks to its four levels, layout is adaptable, with entry level reception to front reception with fireplace, plus rear bedroom, the first floor has two bedrooms, one en suite, and the attic has a characterful and large fourth bedroom, also en suite.

Trading up: Blackrock Road, Cork €425,000

Reflecting the breadth of the upgrades, the BER’s gone from an F to a highly creditable B1

VERDICT: Like new.


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