Join the line-out for No 50 - next door is Munster Rugby’s Musgrave Park

THERE’s a few line-outs and scrums of viewers locking heads together, at open viewings this week and early this afternoon at 50, Pearse Road, next to Musgrave Park’s rugby pitches and grounds.

The older-era end terrace house, No 50, is one of a three in a row – a front row, so to speak – yet the setting, as a shoulder-rubbing next door neighbour to Musgrave Park, is about to change as a brand new home is to be built in what was No 50’s old side garden and garage.

Estate agent Jeremy Murphy guides No 50 Pearse Road in Ballyphehane at €195,000, and he previously sold it just a year ago (making €140k according to the Price Register) to a builder/buyer who’s done it all up and is set to build anew after this top-to-toe renovation.

Double-fronted No 50 has been extended out the back, so now there’s 1,300 sq ft in all, with a bright rear ground floor add-on with vaulted ceiling, which is home to a new kitchen with wall cut-out section back to study/dining space, and there’s also two receptions, utility and guest WC.

Overhead, are three bedrooms, and a newly redone bathroom, in black and white with corner shower.

A BER is awaited, but is expected to be good and the fireplace can take a stove to boost energy efficiency. The house has been insulated, rewired, replumbed, has new joinery and carpets, plus new gas boiler.

VERDICT: Strong location near Turners Cross and the ring road, close to schools, shops, services and sport and leisure amenities.

Ballyphehane, Cork €195,000

Sq m: 122 (1,300 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

BER: Pending


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