22 Augusta Drive back on the market and in excellent order

No 22, Augusta Drive is in the upmarket Maryborough Hill and is of excellent quality, says Tommy Barker.

22 Augusta Drive back on the market and in excellent order

THERE have been two significant re-sales at Augusta Drive, on Cork’s Maryborough Hill in the past year: No 20 sold for €700,000 in mid-2016, and No 22 made €680,000 in late 2015.

Now, No 22 is for sale again, for €695,000.

Done up a decade ago by then-owner, Carmel Downey, of Village Interiors Douglas, No 22 had been previously floated on the market, and then was rented out, likely to have been for c€2,000 a month.

In the event, after it went to market last year, the tenant who’d enjoyed living here so comfortably bought it in 2015 for a reported €680,000.

Now, rather unexpectedly, it’s back on the market, this time as an executor sale.

Charged once more with the transaction in different circumstances is Malcolm Tyrrell, of Cohalan Downing Associates, who had it also in 2015, so it’s possible he’ll be back showing it to one or two more parties who viewed it back in 2015.

After all, there’s only been one other resale here since, No 20, a five-bed of similar floor area, which made €700k, via James G Coughlan Associates.

No 22, reduced from day one to four bedrooms from five, to make for a more gracious master suite with dressing room, has had several design tweaks and is in excellent order, testament to the good choice of fittings and quality furniture, as well as bathroom tiling that won’t date in a hurry, top en suite, and a berthed Jacuzzi in the family bathroom.

The two left-hand side reception rooms are linked via a broad arch, so there’s a 34’ deep run to the drawing room/dining room, with further links to the relaxed country-style painted kitchen/casual diner (with Belfast sink and granite tops) behind and to the side.

Then, there’s a family room/study, utility, guest WC, and a cloakroom, also, off the wainscoted hall.

Outside is a cobbled front drive, and behind, accessed off the dining area, there’s a small lawn, shed, plus a gravelled and paved main section a few steps below the patio, with pergola and boundary planting.

It’s set in the most upmarket section of O’Brien and O’Flynn’s Maryborough Woods development, overlooking Douglas Golf Course, and within a walk of Douglas village.

VERDICT: A pleasure to see, with a golf course view....if the boundary tress are hacked back.

Location: Maryborough Hill, Cork

Price: €695,000

Size: 212 sq m (2,290 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

BER: C2

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