Fix it up: A 1920s terrace home in Dublin's Old Marino
What is it?
In the early 20th century, a new approach was taken to planning in Marino, Dublin when aspects of the Garden City movement were deployed. This mansard roofed two storey terrace at 34 St Aidan's Park Road is among the varied house types constructed at that time.
Tell me more about the place...
Dating somewhere between the mid 1920s and late 1930s, No 34 has been in the same family for decades. It has a parlour room, living room, small galley kitchen and a pantry. Upstairs is the bathroom and three good sized bedrooms.
The good news?
While No 34 is in 'original' condition, a start has been made on the refurb. It was rewired and replumbed five years ago. The location is hugely sought after. The garden is 65 feet long.
And the bad news?
The roof has asbestos in it which will likely require from €5k to treat, remove and dispose of. The best option would be to open out the lower floor and extend back to provide a big kitchen, living room and dining space.
How much to buy it?
The asking price is €395,000.
And to fix it up?
For all of the above, between €70k and €100k.
What will I end up with?
A cracking family home near the sea and the city centre, with period difference, plenty of character and a great post-extension garden.
Who do I talk to?
Johnny Lappin of Property Team Lappin (01) 8825730 will give you the grand tour.