Fabulous Fort Hill boxes clever

It’s the nicest three-bed semi I’ve seen in my 11 years selling homes says estate agent Mark Gosling of the immaculate family home, 109 Fort Hill.

If you’re looking for a true walk-in job in the greater Douglas area of Cork, then this Moneygourney house is perfect, he enthuses. And, if you are thinking of selling, then it shows just how to present a place ready to be snapped up, adds Mr Gosling, who recently joined the offices of Jeremy Murphy & Associates.

With their unusual half dormer upper box windows, even the outside of these Murnane and O’Shea-built homes is a bit different, but inside it has pristine decor, kept neutral with colour accents, and with a back garden (brick pavers, clipped lawn) just as neat. The front has similar pavers laid for off-street parking, with shrubs on either side border

The house has an oak-floored 14’ by 12’ front room with box bay window and open fireplace, a 19’ by 12’ rear kitchen/dining room with creamy tiled floor, utility and guest WC, and overhead are three carpeted bedrooms, one en suite, and main family bathrooms.

VERDICT: Priced at €228,500, this 1,100 sq ft house is a credit to its proud owners, says its selling agent, and is within the grasp of first-time buyers, or would suit house-hunters looking to trade to a comfortable and contemporary home.


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