Four on the market for refurbishment in Dublin 4
A choice of four properties for sale in need of refurbishment but offering significant potential in Dublin 4.
47 Leeson Street Upper, D'brook
€1.3m DNG Central (01) 679 4088
Number 47 Upper Leeson Street is not in bad decorative order but it has been in office use. This means if you want to turn it back into a family home you'll be needing a kitchen and bathrooms and not quite as many tiny toilets. It's semi-detached and 2,540 sq ft with two storeys and a garden level. It has two reception rooms at entrance level and two more at garden level, and there are three or, possibly, four bedrooms upstairs. Out the front is a quirky parterre-style garden, and the back garden gives vehicle access to a lane.
3 Serpentine Ave, Ballsbridge
€950k Sherry FitzGerald Sandymount (01) 667 2244
A browse of the census archives can introduce you to some fabulously specialist careers. In 1911, for instance, 3 Serpentine Avenue was home to a ballroom decorator named Joseph Mason. And Joseph must have been kept busy, because not only was he employing two of his sons, he'd also been able to afford a comfortable home for his wife and six children. Number 3 is now in three flats but many of its period features are intact and it should be a reasonably straightforward conversion to a 2,530 sq ft family home.
77 Strand Road, Sandymount
€1.2m McPeake Auctioneers (01) 827 2300
If you even glance through the photos of 77 Strand Road you'll realise it doesn't need refurbishment. It's actually in excellent condition but it's in office use, so if you want to reclaim it as a family home some reconfiguring will be needed. There are two basement rooms along with a kitchenette. The ground floor has two reception rooms and a small bathroom, and on the first floor are three putative bedrooms. Total floor area is 1,927 sq ft and most period features are intact. The back garden is gravelled for parking.
31 Tritonville Road, Sandymount
€895k DNG Central (01) 679 4088
The restoration of 31 Tritonville Road has been started, but before a new buyer gets on with finishing the job, they will probably want to consider whether or not to extend. At present it's 1,830 sq ft on two storeys. But out the back there's a 190ft garden, and nothing much by way of planting in it, so there would be no great heartbreak in filling up the space with a bit more house. There's pedestrian access from the garden to a back lane, and the property is less than 10 minutes' walk from Lansdowne Road Dart station.