There’s a bit of style to the back extension of 10, Maryborough Heights, a family home in this long-bedded down estate within Lissadell, a short up-hill haul from Cork’s Douglas village.
As a result, there’s now about 1,650 sq ft here, with a very good mix of ground floor rooms to be filled, plus four overhead bedrooms (most with wood floors) and with one en suite, plus main family bathroom.
Quite traditional in looks to the front, which faces west, with painted finish and plaster quoins, it still has its interconnecting front and back reception rooms with garden access from the rear one.
The kitchen’s on the compact size, but links into the sun room, and there’s also a play room/den and guest WC. The added-on sun room (projecting a bit from a lean to wing to the back of the house) has a high end gable which is all glass. This lofty room is also extensively lined with cupboards and is, effectively also a utility, as the Shaker-style presses also house the washing machine/dryer, matching those in the adjoining kitchen.
Selling agent is Jeremy Murphy, and he seeks offers about €320,000 for this detached buy at No 10 within/behind Lisadell. He notes that it’s been kept in very good decorative order (lots of wood floors and pale colours such as creams and taupes,) plus it’s in very popular area close to Douglas’ amenities and also near the ring road network and routes towards the harbour, with the Slí Carrig Dhoun running beyond Maryborough Heights to the east.
No 10 has off-street parking in front, where there’s also a small lawn area, and behind is a private garden, with semicircular lawn and patio in an eye-catching shape, with path and garden shed, all bedded down by shrubs and small trees.
VERDICT: Showing well for its age and early 1980s vintage, kept well up to speed and the sun-room to the back is a bit of a brightening up bonus.
Maryborough Hill, Cork €320,000
Sq m: 154 (1,640 sq ft)
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