Trading up: Browningstown, Douglas, €325,000

On a great corner site in Cork’s Browningstown matrix of parks, this three-bed semi-d called Corbally is “your blank canvas, it’s waiting for someone to come in and make something special of it.”

Size: 105sq m (1,130sq ft)

Bathrooms: 1 

Bedrooms: 3 

BER: N/A

So says estate agent Dennis Guerin of Frank V Murphy & Co of this older-style home (an executor sale,) on a 105’ deep, wedge-shaped site near Eglantine girls’ NS, with detached shed/studio to the side.

It’s all in a quite original state, so new occupants will be spending a good bit on top of the purchase price, and it’s guided at €325,000 by Mr Guerin. 

Resales in the vicinity are moving quickly, given the inner-suburban location just off the Douglas Road, so expect bidding.

This is suburban extension heartland, and even casting eyes about a few yards will give ideas: the other half of this semi-d pairing has had two upgrades alone in the past decade or so.

Corrner-set Corbally has two reception rooms off an oak floored hall, each with fireplaces and tiled hearths, and one of the three bedrooms overhead also has a similar era fireplace.

The kitchen meanwhile, is basic, and has its original tiled floor, and attractive window/door ope to the triangular garden. 

Windows are the original of the Browningstown species, with small rectangular panels considered a feature, and replicated by neighbours if/when the wooden frames need replacing. There’s gas central heating, off street parking, a good wide front garden, and a back garden sharpening to a point

VERDICT : Blank canvas set to bloom.


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