No 33 Tramore Lawn in Douglas is ripe for renewal

Old Douglas ‘showhome’ is ready to go for new owners to put their own stamp on, writes Tommy Barker.
No 33 Tramore Lawn in Douglas is ripe for renewal

A little bit bigger, and broader, than the average traditional semi-detached suburban home, is No 33 Tramore Lawn, coming to market in the last week after underpinning work is done, so it’s all good to go now for new owners who can put their own positive stamp on it.

Built by Denis J McCarthy, Tramore Lawn “is one of the best residential parks in the southside of Cork,” says selling agent Malcolm Tyrrell of Cohalan Downing, who seeks offers about €425,000 for the four-bed home on a nice, walled-in site.

Running between the main and south Douglas Road, the Tramore estate is home to several dozen semis, and a small handful of detacheds; in fact, No 33 is the first semi-d on the row when coming down from the main Douglas Road, and was a showhouse in its day.

The estate has high, surrounding front walls, creating a bit of a canyon feel when traversing the route, but giving extra privacy to the houses themselves.

No 33 is west-facing, and the 46’ long back garden is east and part-south oriented, and it’s set back a bit from the road, with a long drive leading up to a detached garage at the house’s back wall.

Overall condition is good, but dated, and new occupants will look at modernising, and perhaps opening up a few rooms into one another, either going front to back to the kitchen, or across the front for a double reception.

The two reception rooms are side by side, to the front, and one has a slight bay window, plus a 1970s marble fireplace, the other’s got an original tiled fireplace.

There’s a tiled fireplace in the compact kitchen to the rear also, and unusually right now this room is carpeted, while the nice, wide hall has parquet wood flooring in a herringbone pattern, with wrought iron balusters, mahogany bannisters and a high-up feature picture/plate display rail.

Mr Tyrrell says the property has been well maintained, was underpinned in 2012 and has a now-lapsed planning permission for extension.

The inner-Douglas location, he adds, is exemplary, near all services, primary and secondary schools and amenities and the ring road network is close to hand, with Douglas village a five minute walk away.

VERDICT: Ripe for renewal.

Douglas, Cork

€425,000

Size: Sq m 116 (1,240 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 2

BER: N/A

Best Feature: Top spot

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