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Fix it up – a millworker’s terrace for €95k in Portlaw, Co Waterford

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8 Brown Street in Portlaw, Co Waterford

8 Brown Street in Portlaw, Co Waterford

The interior of No8 Brown Street

The interior of No8 Brown Street

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8 Brown Street in Portlaw, Co Waterford

What is it?

This millworker’s mid-terrace is in need of doing up at 8 Brown Street in the pretty village of Portlaw in Co Waterford. It’s a 20-minute drive from Waterford city and within reach of Tramore and a slew of great beaches.

Tell me more about the place...

Thought to have been built in the early 1900s for workers attached to a local cotton factory, the house is a two-bed but with an additional downstairs reception which could make a third. There’s a bit of room to extend at the back and the neighbouring house was done up by a builder recently and made into open plan. It sold with an asking price of €175,000.

And the bad news?

It will need rewiring, replumbing, some replastering, reconfiguration to open plan downstairs and perhaps a small kitchen extension. You’ll have to stump up for a new bathroom and some insulation to bring it up to a cosy living standard.

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The interior of No8 Brown Street

The interior of No8 Brown Street

The interior of No8 Brown Street

The good news?

Although a survey is required to check, No8 seems structurally sound and lends itself to being an affordable and attractive family starter home in an area which has recently been targeted for the development of a five-star hotel by Paddy McKillen Jnr’s Press Up Group. The terrace is a bright, colourful and attractive location. This is a manageable renovation.

How much to buy it?

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The price is €95,000.

And to fix it up?

A spend of €60,000 will bring it to a high-quality finish.

What will I end up with?

A cute terrace family starter home within reach of Waterford city and lots of beaches.

Who do I talk to?

David Cusack of Brophy Cusack (051) 511333 will show you that Brown Street definitely isn’t run of the mill.


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