Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €380,000

There’s a good mix of house types up at the lofty-sounding Kensington address, atop Clarkes Hill in Cork’s Rochestown, built back in the 1970s for the traders-up and the traders-out of that now-distant decade.

Size: 100 sq m (1,076 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 3 


Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €380,000

Updated and much-refreshed is 14 Upper Kensington, described by its selling agent Timothy Sullivan who guides at €380,000 as being in super condition, modernised and upgraded. 

It even gets C1 BER, a good strike for a bungalow as this single-storey house type is generally penalised for having so much exposed wall and roof area relative to internal floor area.

Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €380,000

Built day-one by Noel Parkes, it’s got quite an American feel to its very open plan layout, and was practically rebuilt in the past two to three years by its current owners who really shook up what had been a rental property, doing reroofing, reflooring, refinishing, insulation upgrades and more, says Mr Sullivan. 

Then, it was topped off with a fresh and bright decor, and glossy kitchen.

Trading up: Rochestown, Cork €380,000

The main living space is just off a tiled porch, and is 27’ by 22’ with sunken lounge area with stove and high-gloss kitchen, there’s a separate study, utility up stairs, three bedrooms, main bathroom plus a guest WC.

VERDICT: Ideal for singles or couples, young or old.


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