75,000 reasons to think Halldene

IT’S big, it’s detached and it’s been made over. Just a little, mind, but fresh paint and new carpets have gone a long way to show the best points of 8 Halldene Drive in Bishopstown, Cork.

It’s back on the market after a release in early 2007, but this time it comes with a considerably reduced asking price —€575,000 compared to last year’s €650,000 guide.

Selling agent is Terence O’Leary of Murray Browne who points out the 1,500-plus square footage, (without including the deep garage), the extra-large, corner site and the accessibility to the city, the Bishopstown roundabout and all of the cities major institutions.

Halldene is a mature and settled estate off the Curraheen Road and houses in this area are always in high demand.

No 8 is a four-bed, with two reception rooms, a dining room and separate kitchen, but it has huge potential. There’s scope to convert the garage to an en suite bedroom, or playroom and with the size and orientation of the site, (south/west), it’s crying out for a large, glazed extension. And it would also be possible to blaze a trail through all of the back rooms to create a huge, open plan living area.

Because of its aspect and its big picture windows, no 8 is a very bright house, which just needs some energy and a few bob to make it a trophy home.

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