Trading up: Magazine Road, Cork City €725,000

It’s stating the obvious but... wow. There certainly is development potential and buying interest/profiles at the inner suburban, Edwardian Cork home named Dunleary.

It dates to the 1920s, and has been in the same family’s hands for over 80 years. But now, with its arrival on the market on a deep 0.4 acre site running along Dorgan’s Road, all’s set for change.

Hopefully, the early 1900s house itself will only see positive enhancements, as it’s a fine home, surprisingly modest in size at just about 1,900 sq ft, and its dark-timbered hall is a bit of a timepiece, set off with a parquet wood floor to match.

It’s got a part-timbered front gable, and deep single-story bay window next to a porch/roof shelter over the front door. 

Inside are three interconnecting reception rooms, all in a run from front to back with a kitchen/breakfast room off behind the hall to the right. Overhead, Dunleary has five bedrooms, WC, and shower rooms and, while it has a gas supply, heating is electric.

Selling agent Michael O’Donovan of Savills guides at €725,000 and says the house needs modernising. It has almost 100m of frontage to Dorgan’s Road, where the junction with Glasheen Road by Hartands Avenue has seen a pair of new semi-ds built in the past year on a former small cottage site. 

Magazine Road, Cork City


Size: 176 sq m/1,900 sq ft 

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 5 


VERDICT: Great ground


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