Trish Dromey reports on an ideal suburban starter home in Cork city.
Sq m 83 (900 sq ft)
THIS two bed house at 27 Kilbrack Lawn in Blackrock/Skehard Road has what it takes to interest first time buyers in terms of location, price and condition.
Guiding at €195,000, it’s a modern two bed townhouse with 900 sq ft of living space, off the Skehard Road within easy striking distance of Douglas and Mahon Point.
Garry O’Donnell of ERA Downey McCarthy says he showed it to 23 people at its first open viewing last week: “We now have a bid of €196,000 and viewings are continuing — the majority of interest is from first time buyers.’’
He says No 27 has been owner-occupied since it was built in the mid-2000s and is tastefully decorated and in excellent condition.
Ground floor accommodation includes laminate-floored living room with a timber fireplace as well as a guest WC, a utility room and a tiled kitchen/dining room at the rear.
Fitted with modern timber units and an integrated hob and oven, the kitchen has a large feature window.
Upstairs there’s a main bathroom and two bedrooms with laminate flooring including one with built-in wardrobes.
Fitted with gas heating and double glazed PVC windows the house has a B3 energy rating.
To the front there’s an open plan garden area with off street parking and to the rear, is a lawned garden enclosed by walls and fencing.
There haven’t been any recent sales in Kilbrack Grove but the Property Price Register shows No 28 selling for €205,000 in January 2010 and No 12 for €220,000 in March 2010
VERDICT: Modern, well-kept and well located — not expected to be too long on the market.
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