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Fix it up – a period home off Dublin’s South Circular Road


No14 Dolphin Avenue, Dublin 8

No14 Dolphin Avenue, Dublin 8

No14 Dolphin Avenue, Dublin 8

What is it?

No14 Dolphin Avenue is a four-bed Victorian red brick located in a quiet cul-de-sac at the Dolphin’s Barn end of the South Circular Road in Dublin 8.

Tell me more about the place...

It’s one of the largest houses on the avenue at over 1,560sq ft. Accommodation comprises a hall, two reception rooms with steps down to the kitchen. Upstairs, there is a bedroom and bathroom on the first-floor return and three more bedrooms on the second floor. A staircase leads up to a big room in a converted attic.

The bad news?

There’s a lot of work required. It needs new windows, a new bathroom, a modern kitchen/living extension, rewiring and insulation. A new heating system was installed over 20 years ago, and while it works fine, it could probably do with an upgrade.

And the good news?

Most houses on this road have already been restored. There are no signs of damp or structural issues and the roof appears solid along with the floors; although a survey would be required to confirm this. The west-facing garden offers plenty of space for an extension and, with a bit of work, the garage at the end of the garden could make a home office.

How much to buy it?

It’s on the market for €775,000.

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And to fix it up?

Without surprises, No14 would need at least €140k to restore as is, or in the region of €200k with a modern kitchen/living extension

What will I end up with?

A big family period home of character in an area last year named the 15th ‘coolest neighbourhood in the world’ by Time Out.

Who do I talk to?

Rory Crerar from Hermon White Estates

(01) 496 60192 will take the time out to show you around.

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