Trading up: Douglas, Cork €440,000

This four-bed home called Cara is one of a small handful of ‘new’ kids on the block at Trabeg Lawn, off Cork’s South Douglas Road, less than 1km from the suburban village’s plethora of amenities.

Size: 155sq m (1,670 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 3 

Bedrooms: 4 

BER: B3

Trading up: Douglas, Cork €440,000

Built in 2001, at the end of a short cul-de-sac of mainly 1950s semi-ds, it’s a smart, modern home with a lofty rear living space, with high-ceilings, pine panelled, and with an entire apex/gable end of glazing, overlooking a well-landscaped back garden.

It’s one of two similar detached homes at this end of the cul-de-sac, with Glencurrig over the wall and where one or two other detached Trabeg homes were also built as late arrivals. 

Trading up: Douglas, Cork €440,000

Estate agent Mark Rose of Rose Property Services guides Cara at €440,000, with large master bedroom en suite. He can expect it to go well in bidding, given the area’s popularity.

Although Trabeg Lawn is close to a good range of schools, it’s likely that most viewing and bidding interest will come from older families, couples or traders down, given the back garden’s low-maintenance design, with small central lawn and lots of paving, while the front is concreted for parking and turning. 

Trading up: Douglas, Cork €440,000

The main, back living/sun-room space has a wood-burning stove, and there’s also a dining area, kitchen, utility, and optional ground- floor fourth bedroom.

VERDICT: Modernity gives it an edge


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