Beaumont, Cork, €485,000
WITH such a choice location as Dundanion Road in Cork’s Beaumont, it’s almost an open question as to who’ll buy the extended bungalow at No 16. Its selling agent John Barry of Frank V Murphy & Co says he’s sold three other homes on the road in the past year. One went to a family, one on a corner site went to a developer who’ll knock and build several new homes, and another was bought by a downsizer... although Mr Barry prefers the term ‘rightsizer’.
The owners of No 16 bought in 2003, and upgraded and extended in 2006 over two levels as their family grew. Their works included newwindows, gas central heating, new bathrooms/en suite and going up and out, in extension. It has two front reception rooms with bay window, kitchen/dining room, utility, ground floor bedroom, TV room/bedroom, and shower room.
Overhead now has two more bedrooms, one of which has a triple aspect and an en suite, plus there’s a separate shower room, and a small room-sized carpeted store with Velux. Not only is the internal layout adaptable for families, and the standard good, but there’s also a 100’ long attractive and mature back garden, with two access points off the kitchen/diner to a raised patio, and the garden has fruit trees and a veg patch, while in front there’s offstreet parking.
VERDICT: Ideal for a family, as it’s close to schools, sports clubs, shops etc in the Beaumont/ballintemple/ Blackrock area.