Take a drive to Mathew Hill, you’re sure of a thrill

GIVEN the number of colleges providing courses, and the surge of new home building over the past decade it has been a good time to be an interior designer.

No 2 The Drive, on Mathew Hill in Cork city, has the input of, not just an interior designer, but an owner who has a flair for re-designing interiors.

The detached four-bed house, built four year ago by Ruden Homes, on a Togher hillside which snakes up to the back of Cork Airport and on to the Kinsale Road.

It is a house which has had more than design tweaks, it has physical changes made to the final building stages.

The kitchen and dining room are staggered to the back but inter-linked, with a utility behind, going 23’ across the full width of the house. Similarly, the owners decided to link two of the four bedrooms, to the front of the house, so that the smallest room, at 8’ by 6’ is off the main en suite master bedroom, and serves as a dressing room and wardrobe space. If a new owner needs a fourth bedroom, it would be perfect as a nursery. The decor is cool and calm, with tiles across the rear floors and carpets in the lounge, and there’s also a study to the front of the house, with guest loo.

In all, there is 1,340 sq ft of living space, very well kept, and extras include recessed lighting and dimmer switches, kitchen appliances are included. While carpets are obviously included, the curtains come under an extra, as does the furniture, which can be negotiated on separately.

Estate agent Johnny O’Flynn of Sherry FitzGerald seeks offers of €575,000.

His colleague Trevor O’Sullivan of Sherry FitzGerald has No 36 North Avenue in the Ruden Homes scheme also for sale, with an extra-long back garden.

This offering is a three-bed 1,050 sq ft semi, at €360,000.

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