Room for expansion makes this a winner

A FINE fifties semi, just off Dillon’s Cross in Cork city, has potential, potential, potential.

As it stands it’s in fine fettle, according to Michael O’Donovan of Sherry FitzGerald, and provides 1,100 square feet of space, with a big garden.

However, the sweetener in this sale is the existing planning permission for a two-storey extension at the side which would take the house up to the 2,000 mark in terms of square feet and create a whole new house, really. Across the road from Keating’s Furniture, (a landmark for the homes/ interiors anoraks) Rosara is on the Ballyhooley Road, a leafy, mature enclave of houses running towards the shopping centre in Ballyvolane.

The location couldn’t be better for townies, as the city is only a short spin away, while the country is another five minutes in the opposite direction. The North Link road is minutes away. With some lovely original features and a comfortable interior, Rosara’s other main attraction will be the large site and, in particular, the private, rear garden.

The layout is just that bit different too, with a living room dining room and kitchen fanning out from the side entrance and three bedrooms and a bathroom overhead.

The guide price is in the region of €395,000.

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