In a gorgeous €1.05million home after a major makeover – but people say they’re ‘too scared’ to live there
A FORMER Methodist Chapel converted into a stylish two bedroom home.
Shay Lally, who features homes in need of restoration on his Instagram page @houses_to_restore, has shared some stunning images of this newly renovated home in Blackrock, Dublin.
This old Methodist church was built in 1847 and is located at 73 George’s Avenue.
The building was once one of Ireland’s first Methodist churches.
It later served as the church meeting hall and was converted into a joint office for three architectural firms around the turn of the century.
A few years ago, planning permission was obtained to convert this building into a two-bedroom house.
Known as a quiet residential area, George’s Avenue is just a two minute walk from the village of Blackrock.
The building now for sale blends in subtly with the historic houses lining the avenue, hidden behind wrought iron gates and a beautiful planted front garden.
You approach the main part of the house through a side door which opens into a magnificently tiled foyer that will take your breath away.
The towering stained glass windows let in light from above and the hardwood floors ensure comfort and style underfoot.
And this has allowed the architects to maintain the 5m high floor height of the original church, rather than dividing it into two floors.
This created a spectacular living ambience.
Although there is an upper floor, it is a mezzanine bedroom located at the back of the house.
And to really appreciate the size and spaciousness of the living room, you can look down on it from here.
Below the mezzanine is a sleek, modern kitchen and dining area with walk-in pantry.
At the rear of the house is a stylish, modern extension in anthracite brick clad in gray zinc.
And on the ground floor of the annex is the master bedroom with ensuite shower room.
The classic and modern parts of the house are connected by a short, light-flooded lobby.
And the master bedroom has a door that leads to a magnificent terrace where you can admire how the old church and the new building have been beautifully combined.
Although this home has already been sold, many people took to the Instagram post’s comments saying they were too scared to live here.
A charming Irish cottage has now hit the market for just €69,000, but there’s a big catch.
The three bedroom detached house in Meenakillew, Killybegs, Co Donegal sits on almost two acres of land making it a great purchase for someone looking to take on a project.
Surrounded by mature rivers, streams and tall trees, the home could become the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
On approach the property has an undeniable charm, painted yellow with three front facing windows and a door. An extension appears to have been added to the side to give the building extra space and height.
Inside it is clear that the house has not been inhabited for some time.
The kitchen features old wooden beams, whitewashed walls, black and red tiles and a stove embedded in the back wall of the room.
Tables and chairs are still in the house, books and picture frames are still on the built-in shelves.
The bedrooms also have a lot of potential and are flooded with light. They too have exposed beams and coveted high ceilings.
Elsewhere, in the bathroom, which like most apartments is in need of renovation, you’ll find a bathtub and a unique corner sink.
A stone lane, now covered with grass, leads up the quaint property.
The garden surrounding the house offers plenty of space but would also require some landscaping work.
It is a charming home currently on the market in Co Cavan for just €80,000.
The “Old School” offers miles of views over the surrounding countryside and a picturesque atmosphere.
The apartment has “excellent development potential” and comprises a veranda, living room with open fireplace, kitchen with solid fuel stove, bathroom and three bedrooms.
However, there is a big catch: the building needs a lot of work and urgently needs renovation.
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