Original in top-drawer location

BACK up for sale after necessary drains work has been done, and combining a nice mix of modernisation and 1930s originality, is this house in the Cork suburb of Douglas, Ardgroom.

It has a €635,000 price guide, so likely buyers know they’ll be into 9% stamp duty territory.

Location is top-drawer here, opposite the new AIB bank and Reeveswood development a couple of hundred yards from Douglas village, and this older-style semi has plenty of space for family occupation, says John Barry of Keane Mahony Smith, acting jointly in the sale with Casey and Kingston.

Ardgroom has an optional fourth bedroom or study, which has access to the large attic area overhead, with plenty of head height so conversion could be a tempting possibility.

Accommodation includes two reception rooms which could be opened up and inter-connected. The original kitchen behind is now a further reception/dining room, and the new kitchen extension to the back is 17’ by 14 with built-ins, exposed beams and a central island.

All three ground floor rooms have fireplaces, and a few more fireplaces surface in the bedrooms. There’s a garage/store alongside the house which could open up in some form and tie in to the landscaping work now needed and post-remedial drains work in the back yard. Ardgroom has a private 35’ back lawn, side garden and parking for up to four cars. It has oil heating but mains gas to the six ring cooker, and windows are PVC.

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