Fix it up: A water-damaged Victorian in Phibsborough, D7
What is it? A Victorian red-brick, end of terrace at 48 Connaught Street, Phibsborough, D7 with three beds, two receptions, a dining room, a kitchen and bathroom. The garage has mews potential.
Tell me more about the place...
No48 is a good example of why you should get a leaky roof fixed. Long-time water ingress has damaged the ceilings upstairs, upper floors and roof beams, and structural issues have emerged.
The good news?
Exactly the house type and location for those seeking a prestigious period city-centric family abode. It could be extended at the rear. Additional income beckons from the rent/sale of a potential two-bed mews from the rear garage. Luas has arrived at Cabra. Grangegorman's new DIT will be one of Ireland's largest campuses.
And the bad news?
Needs a new roof, the sunken upper floors pulled out and the kitchen lean-to demolished. Rewiring, replumbing, the works. The external wall has been pinned but it is thought the walls are now okay. A specialist lot and not ideal for first time buyers.
How much to buy it?
The €425k tag has the builders sniffing.
And to fix it up?
A straight fix for €175k. A €250k splurge could get you the mews, an extension and the attic.
What will I end up with?
For under €700k all-in, a top 2,000 sq ft period home with a two-bed mews (subject to planning permission).
Who do I talk to?
Mark McKenzie of DNG, (01) 8300989, will walk the rolling floors with you.