Saturday 10 December 2016

Four of a kind for sale in Cork City

Published 20/11/2016 | 02:30

Moxley House, Blackrock Road, Cork: €1,295,000
Moxley House, Blackrock Road, Cork: €1,295,000
82 The Sonata at Harty’s Quay in Rochestown: €475,000
16 Elden on Maryborough Hill in Douglas: €450,000
Twohoots, St Luke's Cross,: €180,000

Four similar properties on the market in Cork city

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Blackrock Road beauty

Moxley House,  Blackrock Road, Cork: €1,295,000

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Moxley House is a fine Georgian period residence dating from 1835, within walking distance of Cork city centre. With 344sqm of living space there's enough room for a busy family - there are six bedrooms in total - but not so much as to be onerous to maintain. The house is clearly lived in and enjoyed, with bright and airy reception rooms with original period features including high ceilings with coving, picture rails, sash windows and working shutters, and original period fireplaces.

There are interconnecting doors between the dining room and drawing room with French doors from the drawing room to the patio and gardens beyond. The family room looks out onto the south-facing garden. The original butler's pantry adjacent to the dining room is still in situ and comes in handy for entertaining.

To the rear of the original house is a large extension with underfloor heating that houses the open-plan kitchen, dining and living area. Upstairs there are six bedrooms - one is currently used as a study - of which two are en suite. There is also a separate shower room. Most conveniently, the laundry room is located upstairs. Outside, the gardens are private and low maintenance. To the front, there is a gravelled drive and parking for a number of cars. The rear garden is fully enclosed and has a south-facing patio area with lawn, mature planting and a hidden area suitable for a hot-tub or home office.

There are primary and secondary schools plus shops, bars, restaurants and bus stops all within walking distance, and the Link Road network and Cork Airport are also convenient.

  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (021) 4273041

Twohoots tempting

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For those in the market for a renovation project, the charmingly named Twohoots is a three-/four-bedroom terraced residence "in need of some loving care to restore it to its glory days". Located just above St Luke's Cross, within eight minutes' walk of McCurtain Street, the house is described by the selling agents as an ideal starter home with the potential for "very profitable refurbishment". As currently configured, the house has 91sqm of living space with four bedrooms (two in the attic) and just one bathroom, but new owners will undoubtedly have their own ideas about how to make the best of the space that's available to them, and won't be paying too much heed to the BER rating, an F, or the two-piece coloured bathrooom suite that's included.

  • Agent: James G Coughlan and Associates (021) 425 1500

Rochestown redux

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82 The Sonata at Harty's Quay in Rochestown is a smart three-bedroom penthouse apartment with views out over the waterfront. The proportions are good, the interior is bright and it would make a fine family home or will equally appeal to affluent Leeside down-sizers. The 157sqm of living space includes an open-plan living/dining area with a balcony and views out over Lough Mahon - and there's a fully-fitted kitchen. Two of the three bedroooms are en suite and there is also a family bathroom. Harty's Quay is close to Douglas village, which has schools, shops and numerous bars and restaurants. The commute into the city centre is via the South Link Road network.

  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (021) 427 3041

Maryborough modern

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16 Elden on Maryborough Hill in Douglas, is a three-bedroom semi-detached house with a modern external design that has matured into the landscaped backdrop. Situated at the rear of the Elden development, the property has panoramic views over Cork city and beyond. Downstairs, the house has an entrance hall, lounge, and an open plan kitchen/dining/living room that opens out to the patio and garden, plus utility room and guest lavatory. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms, all en suite. The house has been wired for a multi-zone home entertainment sound system with speaker and control points located throughout. The back garden has a garden shed, outdoor fireplace, gated side entrance, limestone paving, and external lighting.

  • Agent: Savills (021) 427 1371

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