Upgrade puts shine on semi in Douglas

Family home done up to a high standard, says Trish Dromey

Douglas, Cork
Size: 131 sq m (1,420 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2

The owners of 20 The Lawn, Greenvalley in Donnybrook have spent time and money upgrading their property from the standard three-bed semi they purchased four years ago.

During renovation, they put in a new high-gloss kitchen, fitted walnut flooring in the hall and living room , turned the box bedroom into a bathroom and also converted the attic.

New on the market with a guide of €240,000, the 1,420 sq ft house is being sold by Shane Finn of DNG Creedon who says it’s been finished to a high standard and is attracting strong first time buyer interest.

To the front there’s a sitting room with a gas fire and to the rear a completely revamped kitchen with high-gloss black units, a long breakfast bar and tiled flooring . The owners knocked a wall between this and the living room next to it to make it open plan and put down walnut flooring Upstairs there are three carpeted bedrooms including one with an en suite. During renovations the owners made the smallest bedroom into a shower room and turned the original bathroom into a bedroom. Up in the attic they put in a 12 ft long carpeted room which can be used for storage or as a play area or study.

The property has a driveway at the front with space for two cars and a lawned garden with a shed at the rear. Overlooking a green area at the front, it’s approximately two kilometres from Douglas Village.

The Property Price Register shows this house selling for €162,500 in June 2013. More recently it records No 17 selling for €240,000 in March this year.

Upgrade puts shine on semi in Douglas


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