Life Home & Garden

Thursday 19 September 2019

Fix it up: A mid 20th Century bungalow in Cabinteely D18

Granville Road
Granville Road
Mark Keenan

Mark Keenan

What is it? Thought to have been built in the 1950s or 1960s, it has three receptions, four bedrooms and a substantial lower floor at basement and rear garden level.

Tell me more about the place...

The house is spotlessly clean and surveys thus far haven't unearthed any structural issues.

The good news?

The much abused 'deceptively spacious' line of brochurese really does apply to the house at 26 Granville Road. A floor space of 1,443 sq ft is one and a half times the size of an average three bed family home. This is a great neighbourhood and you could live in this house comfortably for a few years if you needed to postpone the renovations until you can raise the cash.

And the bad news?

No 26 is a show house for the 1970s and so retro it's almost cool. But for most buyers, the lurid psychedelic carpets, the wood panelling and the horseshoe reception layout will need to go the way of Betamax and Teasmade. Needs a new boiler, upgraded wiring, walls knocked to rearrange layouts and likely a modern living/kitchen space downstairs.

How much to buy it?

The asking price is €550,000.

And to fix it up?

An outlay of €150,000 is most likely.

What will I end up with?

For €700,000, a decent sized modernised four bed in a great South Dublin location.

Who do I talk to?

Tiernan Doherty of Sherry FitzGerald (01) 2844422 will boogie on down with the keys.

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