IT’S plain and unpretentious — but what a location.
Dun Esk has the distinction of being the very first house to be built on Monkstown, Co Cork’s salubrious, Scotsman’s Road.
And it’s a simple, solid four-bed, which, while it needs some TLC, stands on a fine, quarter acre site, making it perfect for those with “extensionitis”.
It’s on the market with Conor Flynn, of Conor P Flynn and Associates for offers in the region of €350,000 and offers a reasonable starting point for a private, detached residence at this address.
The house has good space on offer despite its apparent size — it comes with two reception rooms, a kitchen, four bedrooms and a main bathroom.
According to Conor Flynn, the property could be viewed for its site potential only, but says it shouldn’t be knocked and could be improved with an extension.
The right architect and builder could make a superb job of the house, he says, especially as it’s private and has a split level, mature site with views over the lower harbour.
It’s an easy commute to Cork city, but has village life on offer at Monkstown, with its sailing, tennis and golf clubs, a good pub/restaurant and the option of big shopping in Carrigaline.
So to sum up — good house, great development potential and perfect address.
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