Looking for a home with character?
High above the Cork city, in one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in town, a new property has hit the market… and you might not even have known it was there.
Guiding at €495,000, Crownend in Montenotte is a hidden gem, with plenty of dreamy architectural surprises inside.
The rear of the property backs onto the Middle Glanmire Road, with gated pedestrian and side access to an enclosed courtyard. To the front of this period home, a large patio area looks onto a long walled garden, which borders the Montenotte Road.
With four bedrooms and two bathrooms, this is a house with serious views from almost every window.
Guests are welcomed via the arched entranceway with petal glass panelling into a light-filled hallway, warmed by solid wood floors.
The large kitchen is ideal for busy family life, with plenty of counter space and storage as well as original shuttered panelling and a three-oven Aga.
This floor also boasts a cosy study with wall-to-wall shelving and a fitted stove (perfect for homework or settling in with a good book on a chilly winter’s evening). It could also be used as a playroom or a guest bedroom.
There’s also a large room that leads to the patio and utility room. With a little TLC, this space could make a stunning sun room – complete with French doors to the enclosed patio.
On the first floor you’ll find two good sized bedrooms, a large bathroom and a lounge with two sash windows that enjoy sweeping views of the city.
A further two bedrooms can be found at the attic level.
“There are numerous and original architectural features from the period of its construction, which have been retained,” say agents Andrew Moore & Co.
“It is truly a light filled home and a number of improvements have been carried out in more recent times. Whilst the house is suitable for immediate occupancy it also allows for the possibility of a discerning purchaser, placing their own mark and style, therein.
“With spacious accommodation throughout, this atmospheric property is an ideal family home.”
If you fancy it, you could take a leaf from your new neighbours’ book and create a parking bay at the lower end of the garden.
To view more images of Crownend or arrange a viewing, visit the Andrew Moore & Co. website.