Model Farm Road, Cork €595,000
133sq m (1,430 sq ft)
Gardens were gardens when Mount Desert View was build on the Model Farm Road in the 1930s — not the small postage stamp-sized versions that we have now. You could roam around in them, plant them, spend time mowing the lawn and moan about the time it took.
The three-bed detached dormer bungalow was in the country when it was built, but now it’s moved to the suburbs where its location, close to amenities, and its site of over a third of an acre, are set to prove very attractive to buyers who would like a substantial family home in this part of the city.
Seeking offers of €595,000, selling agents Frank V Murphy say the 1,430 sq ft property has great potential. It has been modernised with double glazing, gas heating and timber flooring but it is in need of updating and renovation. The site size will give the buyer plenty of scope to extend.
The bungalow has quite a few original features including timber ceiling panels and unusual brass fireplace in the sitting room. There’s also a dining room, a living room, a kitchen with cream units fitted in recent years and a ground-floor bathroom. Upstairs there’s a WC and three bedrooms.
The property has an attached garage and lawned gardens at both back and front as well as a higher level garden at the rear which is overgrown.
Verdict: Within easy reach of schools, colleges and shops; families will want to live there.