Super setting for sizeable home

Tommy Barker eyes up a rare opportunity to buy into a niche development in a well-regarded location.

Super setting for sizeable home

Tommy Barker eyes up a rare opportunity to buy into a niche development in a well-regarded location.

THERE’s just a half a dozen detached homes, plus a few clustered apartments in two-storey builds, at Dunmahon, a niche development off Cork city’s South Douglas Road.

Carrying the same name as the long-established Dunmahon filling station on the main road, and likely to have originated from an earlier dwelling, Dunmahon’s built to the south of that setting, between Tramore Lawn and Belvedere Lawn, with Douglas village a five-minute way to the east.

Resales are very rare at Dunmahon, and No 4 now comes to market for the first time in its history, since it was built by its owners in 1990 on a corner site by the South Douglas Road.

Lavishly furnished over the years, it’s priced at €680,000 by estate agent Trish Stokes of Lisney, who says the 2,540 sq ft six-bed is impressive, and in an exclusive setting.

Centrepiece in the elaborately decorated west-facing property is a 24’ by 27’ L-shaped, double aspect living room, with ornate plasterwork ceiling and rose, and both it and another sitting room have grey/white marble fireplaces.

There’s also a kitchen with white units and breakfast bar, dining room and garden access, as well as a guest WC, and an attached garage.

Overhead, two of the six bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and two others have wash basins, while the main family bathroom has a sunken bath.

Lisney’s Ms Stokes says the 1990-built, brick-faced home has been extended and upgraded, and it has a C3 BER, gas heating, and monitored alarm.

No 4’s grounds are largely easy-keep, with paved and brick surfaces, patios, small lawn, pond and small glasshouse.

Overall condition is good, and the space is family-friendly, so new owners may only have to make personal, decorative updates, while the location is tops, near ring road access points, schools, shops, sports facilities and clubs, as well as bars, cafes, and more.

VERDICT: sizeable, in a super setting.

Douglas, Cork

€680,000

Size: 236 sq m (2,540 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 4

BER: C3

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