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Sunday 26 January 2020

Fix it up: Run down red brick in Ranelagh


The exterior of 6 Oxford Road in Ranelagh
The exterior of 6 Oxford Road in Ranelagh
Oxford Road, Ranelagh
Mark Keenan

Mark Keenan

What is it? A handsome mid terrace red brick at 6 Oxford Road in Ranelagh. Constructed in 1877 it has been rented out and is  in need of some tender loving care of the financial kind.

Tell me more about the place... 

The house measures a decent 1,313 sq ft with three good-sized bedrooms, two receptions, a decent-sized kitchen, a guest WC and shower and a main bathroom.

The good news?

Oxford Road, Ranelagh
Oxford Road, Ranelagh

Ranelagh is the go-to neighbourhood for the younger wealthies with central location, trendy eateries and the Luas. A restored version on the street recently sold for €1.1m. The property is not listed and can be extended significantly — there’s precedent on the road.

And the bad news? 

Despite looking chipper enough inside, it needs a root and branch renovation, a kitchen extension. Rewiring, replumbing, reconfiguring and the roof needs looking at.

How much to buy it? 

The estate agent wants €695,000.

And to fix it up? 

A tip top job will cost €150,000.

What will I end up with? 

For just under €845,000 a walk in abode in swish Ranelagh.

Who do I talk to? 

Michael McDonagh at Youngs has the answers and will take you around the place (01) 4975581                                                                   

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