Four on the market: needing refurbishment in Dublin
If you want to buy a house that you can put your own stamp on, then here are four houses on the market in need of renovation.
35 Melrose Avenue, Fairview, D3
€375k DNG Fairview (01) 833 1802
Melrose Avenue is a tree-lined street of elegant red-brick houses just off Philipsburgh Avenue in Fairview. Number 35 is, like its neighbours, two storeys-high plus a substantial dormer level, complete with an imposing dormer window. It needs some work, not least a decent kitchen. The floor area is 1,195 sq ft, with two bedrooms on the first floor and one at the top. The ground floor has three reception rooms - a living room, dining room and lounge, along with a kitchenette. The back garden is paved.
30 Ranelagh Road, D6
€700k Young’s Estate Agents (01) 497 5581
At present, 30 Ranelagh Road is a four-bed house, with two bedrooms on each of the upper two floors. The ground floor has a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom, and the whole place needs a major overhaul. If you want more space than the current 1,800 sq ft affords, there may be scope to extend it out the back, as the garden is 80ft long. There's a walled garden out the front with a pedestrian gate, but you can park a car out the back as there's vehicle access. The Luas stop at Charlemont is a four-minute walk away.
11 Royse Road, Phibsboro, D7
€449k DNG Phibsboro (01) 830 0989
On the night of the 1901 census, there were no fewer than 10 people living at 11 Royse Road - a Manchester-born salesman and his wife, their five sons and two daughters and a boarder. As it stands today, the house is 1,227 sq ft with three bedrooms,. The three bedrooms are upstairs, and downstairs has two high-ceilinged reception rooms and a kitchen. The back garden has a shed with vehicle access, and it will be a 10-minute walk to the new Cabra Luas stop when it opens.
3 Eglinton Rd, Donnybrook, D4
€995k Hunters (01) 668 0008
You could do wonders for 3 Eglinton Road in Donnybrook by tidying up the front garden. It needs more work inside, but it's a house with excellent bones. The rooms are big and there are pleasant features including bay windows and fireplaces. The floor area is 2,120 sq ft and that includes five first-floor bedrooms, one of which might make way for an en-suite. Downstairs there are two large, interconnecting reception rooms, a kitchen, a study and a guest toilet. The back garden is 129ft long and there's also a garage.