Bath Avenue pad to wash its face?
Published 29/01/2016 | 02:30
To find the holy grail of a reasonable sized period home in Dublin 4 for under €600,000, you might just have to take on a habitable property that will require a thorough upgrade over time.
The elegant, low slung house at 26 Havelock Square was constructed in the 1880s and includes many of the period details that characterised the late Victorian era.
Today, the house is in need of modernising, and this could be carried out gradually, over time, by a party prepared to live with dated conditions until the cash becomes available.
The accommodation is laid out over three levels. Entering via the classically Victorian front door with overhead fanlight, stairs lead both up and down to the two other levels. The main reception room is immediately to the left. Downstairs takes you to the second reception room with understairs storage as well as a home office room, the kitchen, a breakfast room and the main bathroom. Remember that this unusual configuration is also helping to keep the price down.
Sandymount is currently D4's most sought after location with buyers, according to the 'How Much Is Your House Worth? 2016' local market price guide, currently available on a postcode by postcode and county by county basis on independent.ie.
On the upper floor are the two bedrooms, both with original cast iron fireplaces.
The rear garden is west facing, a bonus for the summer months. The windows are part glazed and the home carries a G BER rating.
There is obvious potential to transform this house, especially on the lower floor. At almost 900 sq ft, the current layout could easily be changed to configure a third bedroom at the expense of the existing study space. Aside from period character, the obvious benefit here is location. The house is within walking distance of Ballsbridge and Sandymount villages, and very handy for the city centre.