Monday 14 October 2019

Fix it up: A D1 two-bed, mid-terrace with a saggy rear end

The two-bed redbrick on Healy Street
The two-bed redbrick on Healy Street
Mark Keenan

Mark Keenan

What is it? A 1908 built mid-terrace, two-bed red brick on Healy Street spanning 538 sq ft is located in a hidden lane off the North Circular Road in D1.

Tell me more about the place...

It's located off Rutland Place and Summerhill and within spitting of Croke Park.

The good news?

No 12 Healy Street is bright looking from the outside and has character. With work and an extension, it could become a three-bed with the parlour room downstairs used as an additional bedroom. The rear yard has space to provide a lengthy modern kitchen, dining and living area extension.

And the bad news?

The rear end is saggy - that lean-to extension at the back which houses the kitchen and bathroom was added since construction and is now leaking. Its side appears to be slapped up with what looks like road tar. This lean-to will require a sticky end to make way for a new extension. The main house will have to be stripped out and everything done. You'll need a survey to check out the main structure.

How much to buy it?

The agents want €195k.

And to fix it up?

You'll likely need to cough up another €120k.

What will I end up with?

An extended two/three-bed of circa 900 sq ft equidistant between the Mater and the Rotunda hospitals and close to the city centre.

Who do I talk to?

Lyndsay Byrne at Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500 will let you in.

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