Wednesday 18 September 2019

Fix it up: Four-bed semi-detached in sought-after Dalkey

1 Sorrento Drive
1 Sorrento Drive
1 Sorrento Drive

Alison Gill

What is it? Built in the 1950s, No 1 Sorrento Drive is just a short stroll from Dalkey village so is sure to garner plenty of interest.

Tell me more about the place...

It's got a floor area of 1,372sq ft, with three reception rooms, two bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs, and two more bedrooms upstairs. In the back garden there's a detached garage and a side entrance to the front. The garden at the front is mostly laid in lawn and has a driveway for off-street parking, which is always important when living so close to the village.

The good news?

It is the first house in a cul-de-sac of nine other dormer bungalows. Many of these have already been sold and upgraded over the years, so it might be an idea to pop in to the neighbours to introduce yourself and perhaps rob an idea or two.

And the bad news?

Demand is high for homes in the heart of Dalkey and viewings have been very busy so far, with 30 'interested parties' at the last one.

How much to buy it?

The asking price is €545,000.

And to fix it up?

It would probably need about €150,000-€200,000 injected into it for a new kitchen, bathrooms, floors, the works really.

What will I end up with?

The money invested into it won't go to waste because No 6 Sorrento Drive, after a complete renovation, sold for €905,000 in late 2017.

Who do I talk to?

Ciara Brassington at Sherry FitzGerald in Dalkey (01 2751000) will be happy to walk you through this village home.

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