Modern semi-d makeover

A GOOD, light modern makeover has been given to 41, The Rise, a four-bed semi-d in Cork city’s Bishopstown suburb.

Just off the start of the Waterfall road and near the south city ring road, the smartly and slightly extended family home has 1,500 sq ft of space, including the attached garage: the main extra bit added on to date has been a small, rear south-facing conservatory.

Carrying a €430,000 asking price with agent Johnny O’Flynn, he says it is one of the nicest family four-beds on the market in the area right now (they’ve a five-bed detached on the Curraheen Road just gone over its €580,000 asking price in swift competitive biding), and has as an added bonus a neatly-tended south-facing back garden.

With its sturdy hardwood porch doors a feature No 41 has its original two reception rooms interlinked, so now the main space runs 25’ through from front to back, with solid oak floor and contemporary-styled new stone fireplace, and beyond is the lean-to sun room addition with garden access.

Off to the left is a very slick new kitchen, with oak units, neutral beige tiling and eye-catching lights over a breakfast bar, adding to the main recessed lighting. Off to one side is a utility, with Belfast sink and hardwood block tops, and there’s a guest WC near the door to the back garden.

Overhead, No 41 has four beds plus a very good bathroom – no en suite, but there’s always options to build up over the attached side garage.


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