Get on up the Gardiner’s hill

7 The Crescent is in good shape, says Tommy Barker.

There’s a Victorian elegance to the mid-terraced home at 7, The Crescent, a niche run of lovely homes at the lower, city end of Gardiner’s Hill, in Cork’s St Luke’s Cross hinterland.

Listed with agent Michael O’Donovan of Savills at €260,000, it’s an upgraded home with lots of attractive, original features, all kept snug now under a newly re-done roof.

It has 1,150 sq ft over its two levels, with a bathroom on each level too, and faces west in front, with a bay window to its front reception room. There’s a simple path to the front door, next to a neat section of lawn and shrubs.

Within, behind the front drawing room is a separate dining room, back again is a kitchen, and there’s a storey and shower room under the stairs, while the hall has kept its original Victorian era among its other retained architectural details such as corbels and ceiling plasterwork.

Overhead, is a laundry room and a bathroom by the stairs return, while the first floor proper has three bedrooms.

Overall condition is excellent, and there’s lots of charm, although the E2 BER rating it has scored reflects its age more than its condition. It has gas central heating, and the location is top-notch, nice and quiet yet a ten-minute walk to the city centre.


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