Location the key for once cutting-edge home

ROCHESTOWN Rise in Cork was cutting edge when the development first appeared in the 1970s.

Then, three house types were offered the Rockall, the Valentia and the Finistere and the ground-breaking selling point was the ensuite master bedroom.

Twenty-five years later the country's awash with ensuites, but the location on the Rochestown Road is still a banker.

Which is why Billy Casey of Casey and Kingston expects Barlogue in Rochestown Rise to sell for a sum in excess of €450,000.

Now if you were a soignee, thirty-something couple with a penchant for things 70s, you could go a bundle on this house.

Shag carpet, G-plan furniture, raised baths, drinks cabinets, fondue sets, parana pine ceilings and your retro-modern home would be so cool it would be Ice Storm. For those with an eye to the nitty gritty, Barlogue offers over 2,000 sq ft of space in a cul-de-sac setting with just 11 other houses.

There are three reception rooms, a conservatory, kitchen and four bedrooms, with of course, the master ensuite.

The main entrance is through an enclosed, paved terrace, a typical flourish, and Barlogue comes with two garages.

Its large, mature site should also be a major attraction.

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