Fix it up: An executor sale red-brick villa in Ranelagh, Dublin 6
What is it? This 1885-built red-brick is a good example of the Georgian and Victorian 'villa' style with one floor to the front and two to the rear. It has two receptions, a basement, three bedrooms, a kitchen and bathroom.
Tell me more about the place...
The classic version of the villa style has an entrance hall level with a stair going a half floor up and another going a half floor down. A surveyor will tell if there are structural issues but it appears to be 'clean' outwardly. There are some water ingress issues in the side passage.
The good news?
It's hard to find a better address than this, two minutes from the Luas at Beechwood in trendy upmarket Ranelagh. Now, thanks to the help of local Government politicians for this privileged community, there's no Metrolink coming through. Restored and extended versions on this stretch are asking €1.2m. A west-facing garden.
And the bad news?
A kitchen and bathroom lean-to will need to be knocked down. Rewiring, replumbing, new bathroom and kitchen. A two-storey extension will be needed to match improved homes nearby.
How much to buy it?
The asking price is €750,000.
And to fix it up?
For the two storey extension fix, €250,000.
What will I end up with?
One of the most sought after house types at one of the country's most sought after addresses.
Who do I talk to?
Ron Creggan of Colliers International, (01) 6333700 is your villa tour guide.