Trading up: Magazine Road, Cork €295,000

There’s something pleasantly self-contained about a cluster of houses at the core of Lima Lawn, an estate of mostly semi-detached homes between Cork city’s Magazine Road and Glasheen Road.

Trading up: Magazine Road, Cork €295,000

Size: 94sq m (1,000sq ft)

Bathrooms: 2

Bedrooms: 3

BER: F

Houses ring the outside of the cluster, and at its core are six pairs of semis around a central block, all with irregular, triangular rear gardens which give a great, dense mass of hedging and green views behind.

The slight downside is the overlooking of back gardens from neighbours’ upstairs windows - but, even on a cursory or initial visit, the upside of that is any new owners of No 9 Lima Lawn will get ideas of how they might well extend their possible purchase, simply by seeing what the block’s neighbours have done in their time.

No 9’s a lovely solid, honest and well-cared home that still is quite original, and carries a guide price of €295,000 with Hugh McPhillips of Marshs Auctioneers.

A key feature in this home’s case is the wide and wedge-shaped site it stands on, easily allowing lots of scope for a sizeable side extension, and garden left over.

Its upstairs bathroom has been modernised, and it has a guest WC under the stairs; its kitchen is compact and basic, but could at a minimum easily be extended back into the attached side garage.

VERDICT: Near UCC, the Bon Secours, the Lough, schools etc and this particular section of Lima Lawn is very quiet.

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