Model Farm Road original bungalow in prime western suburbs spot

House values vary widely - and wildly - along Cork’s Model Farm Road, running just west of the city suburbs from Dennehy’s Cross right out towards Ballincollig.

They’ve recently enough ranged from the modest, right up to €1.3/1.5 million, even during the past few years of downturn, given its enduring locational appeal. A house on two acres directory across the road from Duncearma sold back in depressed 2010 for close to €1.4m – and was knocked, replaced by a large contemporary energy efficient new home– a different world from this more modest €450,000 market offer.

Agent Michael O’Mahony of O’Mahony Properties has the 2,150 sq ft bungalow Duncearma, with five bedrooms, newly on his books for its owners, on a half acre site just beyond the hill up from Inchigaggin Lane, and with the setting, size and location, he should be busy with eager viewings.

It’s longer than it looks from the road frontage, and is single storey, with a rear facing south-west, overlooking farm fields (unzoned) to the back. It’s dated internally and any new owners will plan on spending more, with obvious temptations to go up a level, subject to planning permission.

Any extra spending is justified given green-belt location near UCC, CUH and CIT.

VERDICT: One of the Model Farm Road’s originals.


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