Trading up: Ballyvolane, Cork €295,000

Sq m: 222 (2,400 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4/5
BER rating: B2

There’s extra space top and bottom at the large family home 1a Barnavara Close — it’s got both an attic conversion and a basement.

Built on a cut-away corner site in Cork’s Ballyvolane, it’s a very much a one-off within the development, says agent Garry O’Donnell of ERA Downey McCarthy; he reckons that there’s 2,400 sq ft in which includes about 400 sq ft at basement level.

It’s perfect for families, and those with storage needs, as the basement with external access is part store, and part play room. The back garden is more of a yard, fully walled in with rear gated access and ramp. Lawns are to the front and side only.

Internally, spec is very high, with top joinery and a feature oak stairs. The living room is almost 18’ by 12’ and the open plan kitchen/dining behind is 23’ by 16’ with walnut tops on the units and island.

The first floor has four beds with one en suite, the main bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath and the attic level has another very well finished room under sloping ceilings, with guest WC and shower.

Extra touches include a high electrical spec, solar panels and energy efficient K glass.

VERDICT: Big corner site and extra internal space top and bottom.


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