Detached Cork city house ripe for picking at €485,000

With a mature apple tree in the back garden No 35 is one of the picks of the crop in a mid-1900s Cork estate, reports Tommy Barker.

Detached Cork city house ripe for picking at €485,000

With a mature apple tree in the back garden No 35 is one of the picks of the crop in a mid-1900s Cork estate, reports Tommy Barker.

IT seems to be both apple and home harvest time at Tramore Lawn, a mid-1900s estate between Cork’s main and south Douglas roads.

Newly listed for sale is the detached four-bed No 35, carrying a €485,000 price guide via agent John Barry of Frank V Murphy & Co, who says there’s a mature apple tree in the back garden with an east/part south aspect, ready for an autumn bountiful crop.

No 35’s been a family home for years, and he gauges the floor area at close to 1,030 sq ft (excluding the adjacent garage and stores) which on the face of it seems small but Mr Barry says “there’s no waste, or big halls, it’s a good square block of a house you could do anything with.”

While the kitchen and shower room have been improved, overall No 35 needs further updating, and while the BER isn’t yet finalised, it’s likely to indicate insulation work and more to be tackled, ever before extension plans are drawn up.

But, in its clear favour is detached status, and add-on scope, in an inner Douglas location, close to a huge range of services, shops and schools.

If more space is created in place of the garage/exterior WC/boiler room section to the back, there’s lots of southerly light to be captured in an imaginative design, and a number of Tramore Lawn’s other homes have had sizeable extensions in the recent past.

Also within Tramore Lawn, Sherry Fitz had a four-bed semi with a larger footprint at No 29, which had a similar aspect and an asking price of €475,000: No 29’s now sale agreed just shy of that sum.

Meanwhile, at the top of Tramore Lawn, Irish & European are also sale agreed on a five-bed Hazelgrove, needing some updating and directly accessed from the main Douglas Road by the traffic lights at Endsleigh.

It’s understood to have made about €480,000, under its €495,000 AMV and needs work.

VERDICT: Only a handful of detacheds in Tramore Lawn, and so No 35’s one of the picks of the crop.

Douglas, Cork

Price: €485,000

Size: 96 sq m (1,029 sq ft) Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 2

BER: Pending

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