Four-bed semi in mature suburb

THE omens appear good for a sale of this Bishopstown, Cork semi-d, called Josslyn – its selling agent sold the house next door late in 2009, for around €430,000, and also nailed one of the year’s very few €1m-plus deals for a larger home, on an acre site, right around the corner.

Just listed for sale during the Christmas cold snap (hence the frosty garden shots on the brochure) is the mid-1900s, four-bed semi, Josslyn, at the Ridgeway, between the Wilton Road and the Model Farm Road, in Cork’s western suburbs, near the CUH. It carries an AMV of €430,000 with auctioneer, Timothy Sullivan, which is close to the successful selling price of its other half, the left hand house of this pairing, in a deal that went through in the last few months of 2009. The duo are around the corner from Mr Sullivan’s big ‘09 sale, of the detached house Kilconnor, of similar vintage but on an acre site, and that was bought by builder, Tim Lawton, who sought permission for four replacement dwellings on the plot.

Jossyn’s €430,000 price reflects the fact it is a bit of a do-er up, and, along with its attached side garage, it has about 1,650 sq ft of space, with gardens front and back (west-facing), and parking for one car in front of the garage.

It has two fair-sized, ground-floor reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, plus utility with guest loo. Overhead are two good double bedrooms, a marginally smaller double, and a single, plus main bathroom. It needs central heating, and the windows, at present, are single-glazed, so work on addressing these brrrrr-time BER issues might be uppermost in the minds of any prospective new owners.

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