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Fix it up: A tired bungalow in Sandyford, Dublin 18


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St Clare's is located on the Blackglen Road in Sandyford

St Clare's is located on the Blackglen Road in Sandyford

A new kitchen and diner needs to be added to the back

A new kitchen and diner needs to be added to the back

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St Clare's is located on the Blackglen Road in Sandyford

What is it? A once rural bungalow, St Clare's is located on the Blackglen Road in Sandyford, Dublin 18. This executor sale home has two bedrooms, a hall, a kitchen, bathroom and two reception rooms. It's a three-bed if you use one reception only.

Tell me more about the place...

St Clare's has a fifth of an acre behind and is a bit of a mystery house given the BER assessor estimates its period as 1890s. The style suggests 1930s to 1950s. But it may have been reworked back in the day.

The good news?

Given the surplus of land, the much criticised Bus Connects might actually do you a favour. The 2018 initiative seeks to widen the road and trim 2.5 metres off the front wall and garden. There is no parking with the property although there is parking on the road outside. So widening the road will open up the front garden for vehicle access.

And the bad news?

Needs to be stripped out, a new kitchen and diner added to the back and perhaps the attic opened up to provide a master bedroom suite. New bathrooms, rewiring, replumbing and heating required too. No survey yet.

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A new kitchen and diner needs to be added to the back

A new kitchen and diner needs to be added to the back

A new kitchen and diner needs to be added to the back

How much to buy it?

Sherry FitzGerald is asking €375,000.

And to fix it up?

A spend of €200k should cover all of the above.

What will I end up with?

A family home of character in a semi rural location but near Luas and the Sandyford Industrial estate, home to Microsoft, blue chip offices and the Beacon Hotel and Hospital.

Who do I talk to?

Sherry FitzGerald agent Greg Donnelly (01) 296 1822 will do a virtual walk through by appointment if you want to blitz this bungalow.

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