Starter home: Dominic Street, Cork €169,000

Renovation work and affordability draws the players, Trish Dromey finds.

84 sq m ( 907 sq ft)

bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 1


THIS renovated property at 30 Dominic Street near the city centre has, as might be expected, attracted viewings from first time buyers and investors, but also more unexpectedly, from a retired US rock singer. 

Auctioneer Joe Gavin of James G Coughlan says the three- bed property is getting interest because of its city centre location, its nice renovation job as well as its affordable guide price of €169,000.

The 907 sq ft three-bed terraced property was bought in very poor condition by the current owners in July 2015 for €50,000. Since then they have given it a complete overhaul. 

Starter home: Dominic Street, Cork €169,000

“It’s been completely upgraded with a new kitchen, bathroom, flooring, PVC double-glazed windows and gas heating,” says Mr Gavin.

Accommodation is spread over a number of levels. 

On the ground floor there’s a timber- floored hallway with under stairs storage as well as a modern kitchen with grey units, an integrated hob and oven and tiled flooring. 

The next level up has a bathroom and laundry room while the third level has two carpeted bedrooms. The last bedroom is up in the attic and has built-in wardrobes.

At present, the property doesn’t have a living room but one of the bedrooms could be turned into one. 

Mr Gavin says an owner occupier might want one whereas an investor mightn’t. Off the kitchen at the rear, there is a small yard. 

Situated around the corner from the Firkin Crane, the property is just minutes away from Shandon Street. It’s within a five-minute walk from North Gate Bridge and a ten-minute one from St Patrick’s Bridge.

Verdict: Affordable, renovated and central.


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