Monday 22 July 2019

Fix it up: A Victorian pile near the sea in south Dublin

4 Grosvenor Terrace in Monkstown
4 Grosvenor Terrace in Monkstown
Almost all the original features are intact
Mark Keenan

Mark Keenan

What is it? The house at 4 Grosvenor Terrace in Monkstown, Co. Dublin is one of an elegant terrace of eight late Victorians which has been subdivided into units.

Tell me more about the place...

Just on the market, it has already been viewed by numerous parties interested in returning it to a single private residence. With two floors over garden level it has almost 3,000 sq ft.

The good news?

Almost all the original features are intact
Almost all the original features are intact

Given its Pre '63 usage, it is simply staggering that almost all of the original features here are not only intact but in such fine condition, including covings, ceilings, chimney pieces and joinery. The location is superb and there's a garage at the end of the garden which, if recessed, can provide the off street parking it currently lacks.

And the bad news?

Despite it being in good condition generally, a big house needs big bucks spent. The stairs to garden level is gone. Rewiring, replumbing and reconfiguration. New kitchen and bathrooms. Understandably, this terrace is protected.

How much to buy it?

4 Grosvenor Terrace in Monkstown, Co. Dublin
4 Grosvenor Terrace in Monkstown, Co. Dublin

The agents want €1.295m.

And to fix it up?

No surveys yet. Assuming the above is all that is required alongside a modern kitchen extension, you're likely looking at another €300k.

What will I end up with?

A large trophy home of character for €1.6m.

Who do I talk to?

Miriam Mulligan of Sherry FitzGerald will take you back in time.

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