Trading up: St Luke’s Cross, Cork City €200,000

Live and work, and live easily, at what sounds like a particularly posh Cork address — how does having one’s residence and possibly a place of business at 1, Wellington Road strike one?
Trading up: St Luke’s Cross, Cork City €200,000

Size: 93 sq m (1,000 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 6 


It’s right in the heart of St Luke’s Cross, a period era c 1800s now mid-terraced building in a much-rejuvenated area of the venerable city ’burbs a half mile from the Victorian Quarter on MacCurtain Street.

St Luke’s has been exalted in decades and centuries past, but was down low too after a plague of flatland colonisation in the mid 1900s.

Happily, it’s firmly marching back as a des res location for all those who cherish city living, all conveniences, a boho atmosphere and a rejuvenated neighbourhood feel.

Bringing No 1 to market, and guiding at an even €200,000 for an adaptable c 1,000 sq ft building, local St Luke’s area resident and estate agent Andrew Moore says it’s “within minutes’ walk down to town in a long-established residential area which is constantly improving and evolving.”

With both established residential and commercial uses to date, it has six rooms plus several bathrooms, street/cross profile, as well as a bright c 180 sq ft rear yard.

It’s right next door to an artisan food store, and near wine bars, cafes, shops, butchers, and even significantly revamped hotels, the Ambassador and the Montenotte, plus an eclectic concert venue at the former St Luke’s Church.

VERDICT: Very much back in favour as a location for the years to come

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