SOME PROPERTY BUYERS love the sense of potential that comes with a fixer-upper – the prospect of putting your own stamp on a home as you bring it up to the right condition.
But plenty more would rather have a place that feels like home from day one. The sort of home that’s in perfect condition and just needs furniture to make it yours.
This week, we’re looking at four homes around the country which come ready for moving day.
Derrinturn, Co Kildare – €395,000
An impressive family home on an attractive site, Dreenane is a four-bedroom property sitting on a large footprint with some 357 square metres of space in total. It is close to the village of Derrinturn, with good access to the M4 and M7 motorways as well as a number of nearby towns. The home is decorated in muted neutral tones and in very good condition.
Unusually, the ground floor is centred around a striking feature staircase which has a room to itself. Adjoining this are a large kitchen, dining and family area, a separate sitting room, one bedroom and the family bathroom. On the first floor are the master bedroom with its own balcony, the two remaining bedrooms, and a study.
Malahide, Co Dublin – €495,000
Just a short stroll from the sea, 16 Seabury Wood is a family home that has been thoughtfully extended with considerable attention to detail. The entrance hallway opens into a spacious kitchen, dining and living area that is tailored to family life as well as offering good possibilities for entertaining, with skylights that keep the space bright. Throughout, the home is tastefully decorated and in walk-in condition.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, with the master en-suite, and a family bathroom; while a landscaped garden is to the rear.
Tullamore, Co Offaly – €465,000
The spacious five-bedroom home at 7 Clonminch Avenue in a well-established area of Tullamore has been well cared for, with each room fitted to a high level. A light-filled kitchen and dining area is the centrepiece of the home, with cream-coloured cabinets that contrast attractively with the thoughtful green walls. This room opens out to a south-west facing garden perfect for summer entertaining.
Above the ground floor – which also offers two reception rooms – are four double bedrooms and one single which could serve as a perfect home office. One of the bedrooms is en-suite, and there is also a family bathroom.
Ladysbridge, Co Cork – €295,000
Positioned conveniently between the town of Midleton and the beaches and coastal walks at Ballycotton and Garryvoe, 4 Na Banta is a five-bedroom home that has been kept in good condition since it was built in 2007. It sits a short walk from the village of Ladysbridge.
The downstairs accommodation is made up of a kitchen and dining area which opens out to a sunroom, leading in turn onto the lovingly maintained rear garden. There are two reception rooms, one of which is currently in use as a home office. Upstairs are five bedrooms, one en-suite, and a family bathroom.