The second viewer who looked at 2, Ard Patrick in St Luke’s liked it so much that they immediately put in a bid of the €250,000 asking price.
St Lukes, Cork €250,000
Size: 85 sq m ((920 sq ft)
Despite heading into the traditional summer market lull, No 2’s selling agent Property Partner’s Matt Fallon says that the interest in this mature three-bed semi-detached house has been high, both because of the location, in a quiet residential area within walking distance from the city centre, and also because it has recently been refurbished and redecorated to a very high standard.
“Most of the viewers are first- time buyers but we are also showing it to people who want to move closer to the city,” says Mr Fallon.
He says that good quality houses in good locations, like this one clearly is with a super-convenient setting , are now in short supply.
It is an older property with high ceilings and some original features and has been completely revamped by the current owners.
The interior walls are now crisp white and modern and the kitchen in an extension at the rear has been brightened by two skylights and fitted with white, high-gloss units.
Alongside the kitchen is a newly fitted bathroom which doubles as a utility area.
Accommodation in the 920 sq ft property includes a timber floored living room at the front with 9’ high ceiling and an original cast iron fireplace.
To the rear there’s 10’X10’ ft square tiled dining room opening into the kitchen. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two doubles and a single.
The master bedroom measures 10’ by 10’ and has a front-facing window with views over the city.
Fitted with double-glazed windows and gas central heating the house has an E energy rating.
A new owner might want to look at the option of improving the insulation.
Located in a cul de sac, it’s one of two houses which share a gated entrance. It has a garden at the side and another at a higher level at the rear.
Mr Fallon says its nex occupant might well consider using the site alongside the house for further development.
Designated parking is available. Located within a five minute walk from St Luke’s it is a kilometre from the city centre.
VERDICT: The almost immediate offer of the asking price tells how good it is.
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