Refit in fashionable Ranelagh offers the finished product in gated estate
8 Oakley Square, Ranelagh €595k
IF you're looking for value in Ranelagh, you're several years too late. The time to buy in this fashionable neighbourhood of Dublin 6 was immediately after the crash, as the owners of No8 Oakley Square did.
They bought the place back in 2011 and paid €325,000, according to the Property Price Register.
It's now back on the market at €595,000 - an increase of over 80%.
No8's value has not simply been borne aloft by a rising market, though, as the current owners have spent quite a lot of time and money on the place since they bought it.
They've upgraded the heating system with zoned controls, so that the BER is now C3, and they've also added a solid-fuel stove in the living room for homeliness.
They've fitted a new kitchen in a white high gloss finish, and added a powered and plumbed shed in the garden for use as a utility room.
The garden itself is neatly paved with raised brick flowerbeds, planters and hanging baskets.
There's really nothing left to be done with the place now, other than to keep it clean - a relatively manageable task as it's just 775 sq ft in total.
There were originally three bedrooms but the two bedrooms at the front of the house upstairs have been knocked into one to make a big master bedroom with an oak floor. The second bedroom is at the back.
Downstairs the kitchen and lounge are open-plan and dual-aspect, with oak floors and a brick fireplace housing the stove.
Oakley Square itself is a gated estate opening from Oakley Road, and the Ranelagh Luas stop is about five minutes' walk away.
The property comes with one designated parking space and management fees of €500 a year apply. It's for sale for €595,000 with DNG Central, (01) 679 4088.