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Fix it up: 1940s house in Dublin 9

 

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33 Hamstead Park exterior

33 Hamstead Park exterior

33 Hamstead Park living room

33 Hamstead Park living room

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33 Hamstead Park exterior

What is it? A solid family home in an area of Glasnevin that is very popular due to the location of the road just off Griffith Avenue and overlooking Albert College Park. No33 Hampstead Park on The Rise is, if you'll excuse the brochure speak, definitely in a leafy part of Dublin.

Tell me more about the place...

These houses were built in 1946 and the builder decided to keep No33 for himself. The current owners bought it from him in 1950 for £2,300, which was £700 more than the neighbouring houses because it was deemed to be on the best site.

The good news?

Houses on The Rise don't come to market too often so this could be an opportunity to invest in a family home for life, with a new Educate Together a short walk away on Griffith Avenue and Anderson's cafe at the top of the road.

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33 Hamstead Park living room

33 Hamstead Park living room

33 Hamstead Park living room

 

And the bad news?

Because the house has been in the same family for 70 years, it will need a bit of work to bring it up to today's standards. Along with insulating, rewiring and redecorating, there is plenty of space to convert the garage to the side and add another bedroom. You could also extend to the rear to create a big kitchen.

How much to buy it?

It is on the market with a guide price of €675,000.

And to fix it up?

The question is, how big do you want to make this house? Because of the site, there is plenty of space to build out and up. You wouldn't be long spending €150,000, but that could very easily rise as the wish list builds.

What will I end up with?

It's the kind of house you invest the money in and then rest easy knowing you've created a home for life for your family.

Who do I talk to?

Ronan Crinion of Move Home Estate Agents in Drumcondra (01 8844690).

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