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Monday 23 September 2019

Fix it up: Period town house in Galway


Dock Street Galway
Dock Street Galway
Dock Strreet Galway kitchen
Mark Keenan

Mark Keenan

What is it?  An early 1900s built period town house at 17 New Dock Street in the docklands area of Galway City, which is undergoing renewal. It comes with a large garden area which could be developed subject to access.

Tell me more about the place... 

The main house of 1,896 sq ft is listed and would make a decent prestige city residence in a reviving location. It has five bedrooms and a sitting room/living room with a kitchen.

The good news?

The property comes with a site of 0.124 acres in an arrangement which would provide an easy detachment and sale for development on the street adjoining.

And the bad news? 

Because it’s listed, the restoration will entail all the costs that this level of care demands. One bedroom is located downstairs and the internal configuration is unusual.

How much to buy it? 

It’s guiding €700k for an auction on June 8 next.

And to fix it up? 

To pristine condition, more than €200,000 to be spent.

What will I end up with? 

A trendy city family home in a very lively city.

Who do I talk to? 

Tony Joyce at O’Donnellan & Joyce will take you round. Get him at 091 564 212.

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