Trading up: Kerry Pike, Cork €375,000

The name of this Kerry Pike, detached bungalow home on a quarter acre of gardens is ‘Comme Je Trouve’, and it’s the Kilkenny Ormond/Butler family motto and crest of arms. 

Size: 1,600 sq ft+garage 

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 4 


It translates as “As I Find”, meaning to take things as they come, or one step at a time.

Will the motto be embraced by those house hunters for whom Kerry Pike is suddenly on their home-buying radar?

A new 144-house scheme, Clonlara, launches in Kerry Pike today, with O’Flynn Construction (see p2) and as viewers travel out of the city, they’ll pass Comme Je Trouve. Might they look at this one-off, as they are there, and like it, as they find it?

It’s a c 1,600 sq ft family home with 400 sq ft garage, in good order with central heating, sunny lounge, and has one of its four bedrooms en suite; its selling agent Con Nagle of Global Properties guides it at €375,000, and that’s about on a price point with Clonlara’s smaller, c 1,500 sq ft, but A-rated four-bed detacheds.

Mr Nagle says it’s 200 metres from the national school, has gas central heating, and a large convertible attic, plus a garage, along with well-kept landscaped gardens.

Agents Global Properties have this family home listed with 3D virtual tour/walk-though on their website, so come and travel through Comme Je Trove, invites Mr Nagle, adding “you don’t have to be a Butler to buy”.

VERDICT: Crest of the city, at Kerry Pike


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