Saturday 17 August 2019

Fix it up: A home with a granny house flat to one side in Churchtown, D14

The Churchtown property
The Churchtown property
The interior of the Churchtown property
Mark Keenan

Mark Keenan

What is it? A somewhat jaded house, likely dating from the 1950s, with an added granny flat to one side that has its own entrance. The latter wing has been fire damaged.

Tell me more about the place...

Located at 33 Braemor Road in Churchtown, Dublin 14, and next door to the local An Post sorting office, this house is clean and comfy and could be lived in until money is saved for its renovation.

The good news?

It's super large at almost 2,000 sq ft with six bedrooms and four receptions. It's located near the Luas and shopping at Dundrum. The fire damage in the granny flat seems to be superficial and confined largely to the rear, though a full survey will be required to properly assess this.

And the bad news?

While it's quite habitable, this house will need everything doing. Rewiring, replumbing, new kitchens and bathrooms fitted and so on.

How much to buy it?

The asking price is €525,000.

And to fix it up?

It is thought that the full monty here will set you back about €150,000, though once again a survey is required to be certain.

What will I end up with?

A property which houses a large family plus an elderly relation with their own substantial space. The side flat could extend upwards to create a 'granny house'. Otherwise, a property which can easily offer a self-contained additional house for some serious extra rental income.

Who do I talk to?

Ivan Tuite at O'Connor Shannon, (01) 4968111, will take you granny flat grabbing.

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