Trading up: Montenotte, Cork €350,000

There’s kerb appeal to the front of this 1920s Montenotte semi-detached home up at 27 St Joseph’s Drive - and, if you were to pass by the back garden, it’s even more appealing.

Looking good for a 90-year-old suburban home, the three-bed is in very good order, inside and out, with lots of retained original features such as the hall’s floor tiles, stripped stair newel posts, fireplaces, and picture rails. 

It has already been extended at ground floor level to the back, has an attached garage, and the attic is converted and easily accessed, says selling agent Michael O’Donovan of Savills, who guides at €350,000.

Trading up: Montenotte, Cork €350,000

Located within a good haul of Cork city centre via St Lukes Cross and the Middle Glanmire Road, it has an 18’ by 13’ living room, with bay window and polished wood floor. 

Behind is a small second reception/family room, again with fireplace and off it is the full-width kitchen/dining extension, with tiled floor and French doors to the landscaped back garden, complete with a small water feature, curved lawns and gravel paths with shrubs.

Back inside, there’s also a utility room, guest WC/wet room, and a study/bedroom four.

Up a level, No 27 has three bedrooms, two of which are double and one has a bay window, the other a cast iron fireplace, plus main family bathroom and attic level access to a room almost 12’ square, with Veluxes.

VERDICT: Pretty good, and pretty.


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