Trading up: Frankfield, Cork, €420,000

There’s a strong architectural look of its time to 4, Woodlands, in Cork’s Frankfield suburb: the detached brick and much glass-fronted home with a strip of vertical cedar cladding is 1970s in its demeanor, and now an even more serviced southside suburb.

Size: 142sq m (1,500sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 4 

BER: Pending

In the same family’s hands since day one, it’s a detached four-bed that’s bright and handily placed just off the main Douglas/Grange-Frankfield road, directly opposite the 19th century stone Church of Ireland church, as well as being close to the Moorish-looking, all-brick RC church, a modern national school, and shops like an Aldi and a SuperValu.

No 4’s on a large, corner site, with an adjacent garage and front, walled-in side and back garden, and is listed with estate agent Michael McKenna, who guides at €420,000. 

Mr McKenna describes the location as mature and well-serviced, and internally No 4 has a wood-parquet floored hall, the same wood floor is in the guest WC, and the carpeted principal living room is particularly large, at 29’ by 13’, with an open fireplace.

Also at ground is a kitchen, with utility and shower room off, and overhead are four bedrooms (none en suite) and main family bathroom. 

VERDICT: There’s a bit of distinction in the design, but it will need upgrades.


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