Renovating as it should be done

ITCHY building fingers were behind Bydon Lodge some 14 years ago, and now the vendor has repeated — and excelled — himself again.

This five-bed, well-finished and detailed home of 2,500 sq ft is on a quarter acre suburban site off Cork’s Glasheen Road. The site and gardens had been even bigger, but now half of it is given over to an even more lavish new home.

Moving “over the wall” is the reason why Bydon Lodge is coming up for sale, listed with estate agent Lucy Wolfe, who seeks offers around €820,000: the size of house, quality of build, and location just in a cul de sac opposite St Joseph’s Cemetery near Wilton, shops, hospitals and colleges will bring on sure-footed demand.

It is smartly finished externally in easy-to-keep brick and dash, with wine-coloured windows and concrete tile roofing.

There’s very good living areas, with a mix of kitchen/dining/living in a 17’ by 21’ cluster, with ash units, along with family room, an office/playroom, and guest WC with shower and utility.

Overhead, the master bedroom has an en suite bathroom, and most of the rooms at this level are dormers, with sloping ceilings. The main family bathroom has a separate bath, and shower cubicle.

The grounds have parking and a graveled drive, automated gates with an intercom, lawns and mature shrubs, plants and trees.

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