Friday 18 October 2019

Fix it up: A tired Regency at Mount Pleasant Square, D6

The Mount Pleasant Square property in Ranelagh
The Mount Pleasant Square property in Ranelagh
The existing kitchen
Mark Keenan

Mark Keenan

What is it? A threadworn two-over-basement Regency terrace in one of the oldest locations in Ranelagh. Two interlinking receptions, a kitchen, a living room, three bedrooms and a bathroom.

Tell me more about the place...

This is the north side of the square, which was completed between 1811 and 1830 at a time when wealthy families were relocating from traditional city centre squares. The current owners just built a new house in the rear garden.

The good news?

A beautiful home in what has always been regarded as one of Dublin's prettiest 19th- century squares. With 1,743 sq ft, it's bigger than it looks and the remaining garden can probably do a modern kitchen/living extension.

And the bad news?

Original chimneypieces are long gone in the receptions. It has damp and everything needs doing. No surveys yet but the results of the roof checks will be crucial to costings. A strip out job.

How much to buy it?

The agents want €895k.

And to fix it up?

Hard to see change from €250k, maybe more.

What will I end up with?

An elegant 200-year-old trophy family home in Dublin's most sought after suburb.

Who do I talk to?

Deirdre or Barry at Sherry FitzGerald (01) 496 9909 will take you back to the Regency era.

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