There are plenty of perks to apartment living.
It’s par for the course in other parts of Europe, where large family blocks are ten a penny, but Irish apartments tend to be smaller, which means they are often overlooked by house hunters seeking a forever home.
Now there’s one that might just change your mind.
Located smack, bang in the middle of Cork City Centre, Apartment 7, South Channel Court on South Terrace is a duplex home on a handsome Georgian street.
With three bedrooms, one bathroom, a large kitchen and living area and a private balcony, it’s just hit the market at €330,000, offering all the space of a suburban semi together with the convenience of urban living.
At 1,310sq ft, the property spans the third and fourth floor of the building and comes complete with a basement parking space.
Not that you’ll need it – the apartment is a stone’s throw from the bus station and train station, as well as being a five-minute stroll from the English Market, a selection of schools and supermarkets, gyms, leisure centres, pubs, restaurants and coffee shops.
Inside, the modern blue fitted kitchen boasts an island, rustic open shelving and plenty of space for a large family dining table.
A corner sofa creates a cosy area to enjoy the ornate fireplace, while built-in shelves offer ample storage for everything from books to crockery.
Everything’s in turn-key condition too; the subway-tiled bathroom features a proper tub as well as a power shower, while the bedrooms, one of which has been used as a nursery, are newly decorated.
One of the elements that will excite apartment dwellers is the abundance of extra space; as well as the bedrooms there is also a small study and a separate utility room, which is plumbed for washing machine and drier.
The sheltered balcony offers pretty city views and plenty of room for a sun lounger or two, as well as flooding the living space with fresh air and sunlight all day.
Fancy checking out this city-centre hideaway for yourself? Check out the listing and take a virtual tour online here.