A smart, very well integrated and contemporary ‘box’ ground floor extension was grafted onto Oaklands, or 39 Dundanion Road back in the 2000s, bringing this four-bed home up to 1,345 sq ft of quality living space, all on the one level.
And, now, with the owner’s permanent relocation to Dublin for work reasons, it’s for sale.
Set just off Beaumont Drive in the heart of Cork’s southside suburbs, No 39’s a walk-in condition home, with a wide appeal and likely to be eyed up by well-heeled traders-down in the main, and is already under offer at €490,000 after a few weeks on the market with agent Dennis Guerin of Frank V Murphy & Co.
Not only is there good living space, and four bedrooms with one en suite, it’s on a decent site, 70’ wide and 150’ deep, so buyers can extend or develop further if they wish, Mr Guerin suggests.
Right next door, development is set to put this suburban corner even more on buyers’ radars, as the adjoining corner-set bungalow property, No 37, is set to be replaced by four new-builds.
No 37 Dundanion Road sold over a year ago to developer/builder David Walsh of Rockforest Homes, also via Dennis Guerin, for €550,000.
No 37 was on an even bigger site/grounds which, on development values, drove its price upwards but also sounded the death-knell for the existing mid 1900s bungalow on the site.
So, while change is afoot alongside, there’s enough ground at No 39 to remain sufficiently impervious to it, and intending buyers will just have to note there’ll be four ‘new kids on the block’ next door in a year’s time.
No 39/Oaklands stands on its own merits, in any case, with a recently built garage/work room, redone bathrooms, and a bright, open-plan rear kitchen/living/dining room, 24’ by 18’ at max measurement: it has a south/east aspect, while the original living room to the front of the house faces west.
No 39 has been rented for a period, after the owners moved to the capital and it’s been well kept, and has gas central heating and double glazing, scoring a C3 BER rating.
Given all its space is on the one level, with a good en suite master bedroom, it’s quite the perfect fit for a trader-down from a larger home and the area around Beaumont, Ballintemple and Blackrock has seen some strong sales in the past year (and more on the way,) so bidders here could include one or two parties with well-padded wallets or packed purses.
: Already gone over the asking price, and more to go.