Saturday 17 August 2019

Fix it up: A period terrace in Ranelagh

A period terrace in Ranelagh

The terraced property in Ranelagh
The terraced property in Ranelagh
The interior of the property
Mark Keenan

Mark Keenan

What is it? An elegant four bedroom at 9 Old Mount Pleasant in D6, spanning almost 1,900 sq ft. There's three reception rooms and a kitchen along with a very long 360 ft garden with a garage at the end of it.

Tell me more about the place...  

Old Mount Pleasant really is old - the first homes were built in the 1730s. Some of the doors are lower than usual as the average height of an Irish man back then was  5" 5'. 

The good news? 

Ranelagh is one of Dublin's hottest markets. This house is occupiable, large but a manageable family size. There's full planning to convert/rebuild the garage as a two-bed mews. 

And the bad news?   There's some water ingress so the roof will need work on the return. The bathroom is downstairs so one of those four bedrooms will need to be sacrificed. Rewiring, replumbing, new heating, kitchen, bathroom and so on. 

How much to buy it?  

It's listed at €950,000. 

And to fix it up?  

Try €200,000 for the house and another €200,000 to do the mews. 

What will I end up with?  

For €1.35m a period house with character in a top notch central location worth circa €1.1m, with a long garden and a modern mews dwelling worth €500k to sell or rent. 

Who do I talk to?  

Michael McDonagh of Youngs (01) 4975581 knows all about it.                                                                      

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