Sure, cash can snag you some serious style.
Yet, in today’s wild property market, scoring a vintage pad with all its cool quirks still intact might mean shelling out big bucks for future fix-ups.
However, if you’re keen to avoid the headache of getting the builders in, you might find the distinctive historic home of your dreams up in swanky Montenotte.
Guiding at €325,000, No. 6A Lower Montenotte Road is an 1890s Victorian two-bedroom, one-bathroom property boasting magnificent uninterrupted views over Cork City.
Inside, the place oozes character. This cosy family home retains all its charming original features, everything carefully preserved including the wooden stairs and handsome beams, original doors, stone walls, and sash windows as well as picture rails and fireplaces.
Its south-facing aspect offers views over Cork Harbour so you can watch the action below while you do the dishes – a rare treat in the city.
“The well-appointed rooms extend over three floors offering a large kitchen/dining/living area, two bedrooms, a family bathroom, office, and store room,” says Gillian Mc Donnell of Sherry FitzGerald, Cork City.
There is a large double bedroom at the front of the home with a built-in wardrobe and yet more elevated views. Another double bedroom offers the same vistas to your kids or your guests.
The attic space is an open plan area with two large Velux windows and plenty of natural sunlight, so it could be used as additional storage space, an office, or a spot for children to hang out.
“The location gets no better than this, enjoying close proximity to St. Luke’s, the city centre, as well as local schools (both primary and secondary); bus routes, shops, etc, are all close by. This property is easily accessible to the Northern Ring Road and Dunkettle Interchange.”
Mc Donnell believes the property will appeal to many home buyers given its layout, condition, and location: “It is a fantastic opportunity that should not be missed and must be viewed to fully appreciate what this home has to offer.” she added.
Interested in viewing this city hideaway? View the full brochure here.