Former Rathgar rental for €995,000 ticks a lot of boxes

Three-bed redbrick could do with a refresh but is ready to be moved into

  • Address: 29 Frankfort Avenue, Rathgar, Dublin 6
  • Price: € 995,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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Number 29 Frankfort Avenue has been a rental for some years so seasoned househunters will know to expect a property that might need updating.

However, this three-bedroom redbrick could just as easily be given a lick of paint and moved into because when it was last renovated – by the looks of it over 10 years ago – it was modernised to include an extended eat-in kitchen, with maple flooring, which opens out to the rear garden, a good-sized family bathroom (enlarged by taking a slice of the bedroom on the return) and the general updating a Victorian house needs to make it a comfortable family home.

For many househunters looking for a period house on a popular Dublin 6 road, it will tick a lot of boxes: 134sq m (1,442sq ft), two interconnecting reception rooms with high ceilings and period features, a very large bedroom to the front with two sash windows, a second double to the rear and a single in the return. Though in this price bracket – Sherry FitzGerald is asking €995,000 – it’s likely that new owners will want to do more than freshen up the paintwork.

The kitchen layout is galley-style which could be changed in an enlargement of the ground-floor return, and the upstairs bedrooms are missing some period features such as their chimneypieces.

Also, the BER rating of D2 suggests that other improvements leading to greater energy efficiency could be worked on. Any work will be greatly facilitated by the access to the rear – there is a vehicular lane running behind the property and owners could drive in to the 24m (80ft) back garden if they wished. Otherwise parking is on street.