The majority of three-bed semi-ds in the county have a predictable layout — living room to the front off the hall, and kitchen to the back, so it’s a surprise to find something even a tiny different.
So it is with No 4, Manor Green, an end-of-terrace, three-storey home in Ovens, west of Cork City, where the 11’ by 8’ kitchen is at the front, overlooking the green.
Behind, linked by an arch (new owners might want double doors) is a 15’ by 11’ living room/dining room, with a garden window, and a single door to the rear, paved patio, with small lawn and second, paved seating area by a garden shed.
The houses here are quite slender (about 15’ wide, possibly prompting the decision to put the main living room behind) so the next floor up is home to two bedrooms, plus bathroom, and the dormer top floor has an en-suite bathroom.
Overall condition is very good, No 4 is clean and well-finished, with oak floors downstairs, quality tiling, gas heating, and an alarm. Selling agent is Andrea Whelan, of Sherry FitzGerald’s Cork City offices.
VERDICT: New owners will have to decide if they want to compartmentalise No 4 further by closing off the kitchen with double doors, or keeping the ground floor pretty much all as one room/open-plan.