There’s going to be strong trading-up interest in this quality family home, says Tommy Barker.
Grange, Douglas Cork €470,000
Size: 230 sq m (92,485 sq ft)
Coming up to its 21st birthday, and maturing nicely thanks to a sympathetic facade of stone and brick and quality interiors, is Grange Erin Lodge, just above Douglas village in Cork’s outer suburbs.
Built as one of two one-off detached homes close to what at the time was a traditional local shop in 1997, this family home runs to almost 2,500 sq ft, has four bedrooms, and a deceptively large back garden, landscaped and well-planted up, but with a paved surface instead of a lawn.
Selling agent Jeremy Murphy guides at what must be a very achievable €470,000, noting it’s striking and individual looking, well-finished and on a private site, within walking distance of Douglas village’s amenities, and to the ring road via Frankfield.
Internally, this two-storey build has a large and bright hall, two reception rooms, study, large kitchen/diner with double aspect and bay window to the front, with solid wood units, a tiled floor and glazed door to the rear garden and a sit-out area.
There’s also a cloakroom, guest WC and a portion of the rear extension (with further WC) can be used as a home office, with good off-road parking, suggests Mr Murphy, adding that the location is very sought-after, so close to Douglas.
Overhead are four bedrooms, one of which is en suite with walk-in robes, and the main family bathroom is has extensively-tiled mosaic walls.
VERDICT: There are very few one-off detacheds in and around Grange and Frankfield, so strong trading-up interest is anticipated.
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