IF you wanted to specify a great western suburban home option, the semi-detached Bunaros would rise to the top of many wish lists.
“It’s a keeper,” says selling agent John Barry of Keane Mahony Smith.
Bunaros is in a well-serviced and settled part of Bishopstown, on Central Avenue in Cork’s western quadrant, near CIT, Cork University Hospital, schools, sports clubs — the lot.
Its site is over-sized for the standard, at about one-fifth of an acre, and this allows the back garden run to 170’ in length. Add in south-facing to the back, with views leapfrogging over houses to hills by the airport and routes west beyond, and mature boundaries, and there’s a mini-kingdom here for a family or a trader-in.
Despite being launched in the late summer doldrums/holiday period, there’s nine viewings already and No 37, aka Bunaros, is going down well, Mr Barry says, describing it as a tempting canvas for a new owner to put an assured mark on.
It has been in the same family’s hands since it was built in 1964 and has recently had underpinning and drains work done on it. It is scrupulously clean, but needs a bit of upgrading inside, in the kitchen and bathroom for starters, and there’s an attached garage with promise too.
Eminently extendable behind too, in time or just with a simple sun-room addition, its south-facing rear garden has a glass house, some fruit trees, magnolias, and could also fit in some handy herb and veg beds: there’s lots of scope.
VERDICT: There’s a feel-good factor about No 37, and going on KMS’s recent sales activity in the western suburbs, this option mightn’t be around too long. Well worth a look.