Kens­ing­ton, Rochestown €675,000

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220 sq m (2,369 sq ft)

Bath­rooms:

ZETLAND is an old name for Scot­land’s Shet­land; it’s also the name of a sub­urb in Sydney, Aus­tralia; it’s the name of a ship, and of a Dan­ish me­dia com­pany, and it’s also – in plain, black and white – a cross be­tween a ze­bra and a Shet­land pony, if Wikipedia is to be be­lieved. Closer to home, Zetland is also the name of a fine big, de­tached 2,350 sq ft five bed fam­ily home, mak­ing a reap­pear­ance on the sales mar­ket.

Now guided at €675,000 via agents Sherry Fitzger­ald, this Cork Zetland is at Up­per Kens­ing­ton, in Rochestown, and dates con­struc­tion wise about 40 years back, al­though decor wise it feels newer, or at least fresher, than its age might in­di­cate. It was last on the mar­ket back in 2015, guided at €590,000, and ap­pears not to have sold back then. Decor­wise, it’s been fresh­ened up and stripped back a bit for a sale now, and up­graded fur­ther.

It would have been an up­mar­ket build back in ‘78, and is still size­able in any­one’s book with two of its five bed­rooms en suite. Also more or less re­flect­ing mod­ern ‘ne­ces­si­ties,’ it has an L-shaped open plan kitchen/din­ing/liv­ing sec­tion, with dou­ble as­pect. Sep­a­rately, in­side in this two-storey home on ma­ture gar­dens, there’s a sit­ting room/study and a lounge, while off the kitchen is a util­ity, and a guest WC. Up the open tread tim­ber and wrought iron stairs are five bed­rooms, tow of them with en suites.

■ VER­DICT: ma­ture, well set­tled and sprightly.

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