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The exterior of the period cottage located at 32 Maxwell Street

The exterior of the period cottage located at 32 Maxwell Street

The exterior of the period cottage located at 32 Maxwell Street

What is it? A period cottage located at 32 Maxwell Street, off Eugene Street and Cork Street in Dublin 8. At 360 sq ft it has been unoccupied for a number of years and requires some work. The property is just under two miles walk to the city centre and includes a tiny yard.

Tell me more about the place...

it comprises a living room/kitchen, a hall, a bedroom and a bathroom. At some point it was extended into most of the original yard space and it is thought the bathroom was the original bedroom.

The good news?

The small size of the property makes it that bit easier to renovate. Neighbours have opened out the roof to provide mezzanine bedroom spaces. Good uPVC windows and gas heating.

And the bad news?

There's a damp problem at the back of the house and the roofline might have to be looked at.

How much to buy it?

The agents are seeking €175,000, making this one of Dublin's cheapest homes right now.

And to fix it up?

It depends on what you want to do. No survey yet but a spend of €80k should cover a refurb with a mezzanine.

What will I end up with?

For €255k all in, a characterful cottage for a single or a couple.

Who do I talk to?

Roger Berkeley of Berkeley & Associates (01) 626 4433 is admitting one at a time for views.

 

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