THERE have only been a handful of house sales in recent years in Cork city’s Windmill Road, and now, here comes the long-time family-owned home, No 11.
Windmill Road, Cork City €220,000
Size: 72 sq m (770 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 2 plus attic
Fringed on much of one side by an old convent building (and a hidden, walled-in quarry with a one-off house perched on its rim by the adjacent High Street) Windmill Road is a narrow sliver of street and hill, between Quaker Road/Summerhill south, and the start of the Douglas Road.
No 11 Frankfield Villas is towards the flat/plateau part of the hill, a short walk to the city centre and it’s a well upgraded two-bed mid-terraced home of 770 sq ft, with solar panels for water heating, and a cosy, attractive attic level room, with feature old exposed red brick in the chimney breast as it reaches the roof.
Estate agent Michael O’Donovan of Savills guides No 11 at an achievable €220,000, and he notes the quality of the recent refurb work done as making it very attractive for buyers who don’t want to take on renovation projects: it impresses from the first moment, he suggests.
Off a side hall is a front-to-back, 21’ by 11’ open plan living/dining room with front bay window and garden access behind, plus also at ground is an upgraded kitchen, with main bathroom beyond.
Overhead there’s a shower room, and two compact-enough double bedrooms.
No 11 has c 750 sq ft at its two main levels with almost 150 sq ft more at attic/den level, reached by a spiral staircase from the landing.
There’s outdoor space too, with a rear patio/gravelled and landscaped garden with elevated views over the southern suburbs and Capwell, as well as a walled-in, gravelled and planted front garden, and while car parking is on-street with residents’ permits, many would-be occupants won’t want or need a car given its proximity to the city centre.
VERDICT: A very tidy package indeed.
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