Starter home: Dillons Cross, Cork, €185,000

Trish Dromey says that with a little tender loving caring renovation, this home in Cork city could be transformed into a comfortable dwelling.

WITH a bit of TLC and an energy upgrade, 19 Mount View Terrace near Dillons Cross could make a very comfortable and attractive home.

Guiding at €185,000, the three bed mid terraced is well located within a 15 minute walk from McCurtain Street, and could be well suited to a first-time buyer.

Sherry FitzGerald auctioneers say it’s a gem with some nice period features and is ripe for transformation. It’s in a good mature area where several other properties have been renovated, says auctioneer Gillian McDonnell.

The entrance hallway has the type of high ceiling and archway that can’t be found in modern terraced houses. The living room at the front has timber flooring, ceiling coving, and an original cast iron fireplace while the dining room has chequered tiles, and a fireplace. Off the dining room at the rear is small kitchen with a Belfast sink which is likely to require upgrading and new units.

The bathroom is on the ground floor and upstairs there are three bedrooms, two doubles and a single — all with high ceilings. With double glazed windows fitted at the front and original sash windows at the back, the house has gas central heating and a G Energy Rating. There’s stepped access to a small lawned garden at the front and there’s a terraced garden enclosed by hedging at the rear. With a bit of effort and some paving slabs this could be transformed.

Ms McDonnell says she is getting good interest from both first time buyers and investors.

VERDICT: Has high-ceilinged potential

Dillons Cross, Cork

€185,000

Size: 92 sq m ( 990 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 1

BER: G


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