Starter home: Capwell Avenue, Cork, €250,000

Three-bed semi’s within walking distance of city, writes Trish Dromey.

Size: 89sq m (957sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2


The key attraction of St Catherine’s on Cork’s Capwell Avenue is its convenience, within walking distance of the city centre, in this residentially mature, suburban location.

Starter home: Capwell Avenue, Cork, €250,000

Built in the 1920s, the three-bed semi was decorated for another era, but has been carefully maintained.

Seeking offers of €250,000, Conor Lynch of James G Coughlan auctioneers says the interior is as pretty a doll’s house.

Accommodation in the 957 sq ft house includes a front sitting room which has all the signs of being a mid-20th Century “good room” reserved for receiving visitors. 

Starter home: Capwell Avenue, Cork, €250,000

With floral carpets and furnishing, a chandelier, cornicing, and a display cabinet for china and glass, it’s the type of room you don’t see in many modern three-bed semis.

To the rear, there’s a more functional TV room with laminated flooring and a fireplace. 

A single storey extension at the rear, added at a later stage, provided space for a kitchen with a small number of modern units, a small utility area and a good sized bathroom.

Starter home: Capwell Avenue, Cork, €250,000

The first floor has three bedrooms including one with an en-suite WC.

Keeping the décor of another era means that the house doesn’t have one of the main comfort comforts of modern times — there are fireplaces but there isn’t central heating. 

It has been fitted with aluminium double-glazing and has G BER rating, which obviously needs upgrading.

In keeping with the well-kept interior, the property has well maintained gardens with lawns, shrubs, flowering plants and old shed. In front, there’s parking, and to the rear, a patio for sitting out.

Starter home: Capwell Avenue, Cork, €250,000

VERDICT: Viewers may want to update the décor and modernise — but they won’t find fault with the location — exactly 1km from Cork City Hall.


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