Well, for a saving of €9,000 or so, isn’t it worth getting out the paint-brushes, the Brillo pads and the carpet cleaner?
Just last month a contemporary mid-terraced house in Clonakilty’s award-winning Glebe House Gardens was sold by local agent Martin Kelleher for €187,000, having guided at €180,000. Now, he has an end-terrace in the same superb town centre niche for sale for €178,000, and he marks it down by €9k from the sale of another two doors away because it has been rented for six years and is a bit tired decoratively. But, the bones are still excellent, and the setting’s sublime.
No 16 Glebe Gardens is in this highly-landscaped garden acre scheme just behind the revamped Emmet Square and the conserved Glebe House on the square in seaside town Clon. Developers were Hillback, to a design by architect Geraldine Coughlan, and the last house sold here last month, a similar 1,000 sq ft, but mid-terraced, whereas now No 16 has the same size, but extra windows on the side wall. According to Mr Kelleher, “one person who viewed No 18 quipped ‘the only problem I have with this property is that I can’t find any problems.’”
No 16 has a small private south west facing deck, plus a first floor balcony off the first floor en suite master bedroom, and one of the other three beds is downstairs.
Easy to restore the gloss to this townhouse pad with its high gloss kitchen, granite tops, good appliances, well-finished wet-room bathrooms, power showers, Jacuzzi bath, etc.