Trading Up: Ballincollig, Co Cork €355,000

Unless you are up with the lark and reading this in the dawning light, you might have to rush to the first open viewings of 52 Leslies Arch: This three-storey mid-terrace townhouse is an open book today, on view at 10.45am, for a half-hour window only.

Trading Up: Ballincollig, Co Cork €355,000

It’s a new listing in Ballincollig’s Old Quarter, part of the town’s dramatic new millennium makeover on the old barracks site.

Estate agent Norma Healy, recently appointed as a director with Sherry FitzGerald, guides the tall home with military bearing and gloss kitchen at €355,000.

No 52’s design type — tall, three-storey homes — came in to fashion locally and across Cork in the mid-2000s; like the better of them, this one’s got a full-width formal sitting room, up at first-floor level, graced by a Juliet balcony plus bay window.

At ground, it has a kitchen/dining room, with a family room a step or two down below, with garden access, and there’s also a guest WC, pantry, and utility. Ms Healy says it’s tastefully decorated.

There are four bedrooms, two en suite, spread across the top two floors. The top floor has skytubes for extra brightness on the landing, and in a loo.

Outside, there’s assigned parking, a railed front garden, paved and gravelled, with enclosed rear garden, which has been densely landscaped at the borders.

VERDICT: Full deck at 52

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