Trading up: Montenotte, Cork €365,000

Done up to the nines is No 8 St Christopher’s Road, in Cork city’s elevated Montenotte.

Also known as St Jude’s (Jude is the saint associated with hope and impossible causes), this is a fully reworked 1930s semi-d of external and internal character, on a corner site, and now extended up to 1,500 sq ft.

Trading up: Montenotte, Cork €365,000

It last featured here in these pages almost a decade ago, before its garage was converted to playroom/ground floor bedroom and before much other work too was done, and back then it had a price tag of €450,000.

Now, Michael O’Donovan of Savills has it priced at €365,000, and he says it’s quite magnificent, has upgraded insulation, has a new kitchen, master en-suite bedroom with walk-through dressing room, and overall is in turn-key condition. 

Trading up: Montenotte, Cork €365,000

It has a polished terrazzo hall floor and elegant staircase and polished timber handrails, gas central heating and original fireplaces, alarm, off-street parking, and front and back gardens.

No 8 has a front sitting room with square window bay, rear 21’ by 17’ kitchen/dining rooms, with utility off plus a guest WC, and this 15’ by 11’ playroom (to the right of the attractive hall,) could be a home office or fourth bedroom, as retweaking upstairs to give a master bedroom suite has reduced the upper floor to three, from four, bedrooms of old. 

Trading up: Montenotte, Cork €365,000

VERDICT: Hey Jude, made to feel better


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