Starter home: Shandon Street, Cork €159,000

There are lots of options for buyers of this venerable, characterful home, No 112 Shandon Street, in the heart of Cork City.

Starter home: Shandon Street, Cork €159,000

It has views of St Ann’s steeple from its upstairs living quarters, which is spread over two levels and has stripped and waxed floors and other old timbers.

The levels are as suitable for sub-division into two apartments as for use as one home, says agent, Trevor O’Sullivan, of Coldwell Banker Carlton Real Estate.

He prices the gable-fronted 1760s building at €159,000, noting scope to rent the ground-floor unit (previously a hair salon) for circa €400 per month; all-in, the building (with rear yard) could earn €1,700 a month in rent.

VERDICT: Interesting proposition.

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