Trading up: Douglas, Cork €350,000

Size: 135 sq m (1,450sq ft)

Trading up: Douglas, Cork €350,000

Solid. That’s the semi-detached home called Knockatana, billed as substantial by its selling agent Anthony O’Regan of Keane Mahony Smith.

The four-bed, mid-1900s home at Trabeg Lawn off the South Douglas Road, Cork, weighs in at a surprising 1,450 sq ft according to the KMS auctioneer, and a share of that is probably thanks to the basic lean-to conservatory behind, with about 150 sq ft and west-facing to boot.

The location’s excellent, as Trabeg Lawn’s a cul-de sac across the road from Tramore Lawn, and shares the same style of distinctive high front boundary wall feature, making it quite private front and rear.

Traditional and largely unchanged, but maintained, in its c 60 years of being, it has two separate reception rooms with fireplaces, kitchen (with non-functioning Aga), guest loo, and four bedrooms upstairs, one with built-ins, and a sink.

With its existing space, a detached garage and a sense of enclosure and spot-on rear aspect for evening sun, Knockatana is guided at €350,000, and will respond to lots of bright extension ideas as all the basics are in place here.

VERDICT:

A cracker in inner Douglas, primed for a contemporary extension.

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