Fix it: A retro 1950’s quad in Drumcondra, D9

What is it?

1950s homes have recently become “retro-cool” for buyers, especially when they have all of their original carpentry, front doors, and chimneys (chimneys) intact. 34 Sion Hill Road at Griffith Avenue is a large four bedroom home built in 1950 and has all of these components in truly superb condition. It has three reception rooms, a garage and two bathrooms.

Tell me more about the place…

With the cost of retrofitting rising, many buyers are now choosing to purchase an older home, live in it for a few years, and then start saving again to fund the upgrade at a later date.

The bad news?

No34 receives a low E in its BER rating, reflecting the era of the house and early generation replacement windows that are clean but well past their sell-by date. The bathroom suites are mint green and lemon and the kitchen is 1980’s style and separate from the reception areas. You will likely need an extension for a modern kitchen/living space as the placement of the stairs will prevent you from backing into the garage to do so. Insulation finally, along with new windows.

The good news?

If you needed the perfect home to live in while saving years to modernize, this is it. The floors, carpets, kitchen etc. are all in immaculate condition. There is the garage to convert and a large garden. The space between the peninsula kitchen and the bathroom extensions is custom designed to fit the new one right in between. There is a large garden and also beautiful double doors, woodwork and an original tiled fireplace with a richly colored and polished hardwood surround. Tear that out and I’ll come find you.

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One of the reception rooms

How much should I buy?

The asking price is 750,000 euros.

And to fix it?

All of this will likely cost in the region of €150,000 with renewal and a B rating.

What will I end up with?

A modernized and very large forever home just a few minutes walk from the town center.

Who do I talk to?

Lisa Brown of KBD (01) 804 0500 gives you the full review.

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