Location, location... and lots of work to do in D8 for €650,000

End-of-terrace at corner of South Circular Road and Dufferin Avenue has potential

  • Address: 216 South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Price: € 650,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald

Buyers looking for a turn-key home, steer clear: No 216 South Circular Road in Dublin 8 isn’t for you. It isn’t even for anyone keen, in that most annoying estate agent speak, “to put their own stamp” on a property, This house needs a great deal of work – the Ber rating of G is the first sign, so buyers need to budget for that. What it does have is considerable potential that goes beyond a decorative revamp of a period redbrick.

The four-bed house, with 156sq m, is at the end of a terrace at the corner of the South Circular Road and Dufferin Avenue. It has a long garden – about 24m with a garage at the end – which is good news for young families wanting a play-friendly lawn but it also likely to attract buyers who see some development potential. That could be to seek planning permission for an additional house or some other structure.


The house is presented unfurnished and over the years it has lost many of its period features, including original chimney pieces which have been replaced with tiled mid-20th-century versions that have fallen out of fashion. There’s unattractive porch doors and new owners will probably want to change the replacement windows too, to sash ones or at least more energy efficient ones – but that will be just one part of a larger renovation programme. The house has been in the same family since the early 1970s and while there is a relatively new fitted kitchen in place – a maple shaker model – refiguring the return which has an interconnecting breakfastroom and kitchen will probably be part of the new plan. Downstairs there are also two interconnecting reception rooms with good proportions. Upstairs there are four bedrooms and a dated bathroom.

As well as the potential, the location will appeal to buyers looking for houses near the city centre. Just opposite the Dublin Mosque and near Griffith College the house is in a convenient location where prices have bounced back. Sherry FitzGerald has put a price of €650,000 on 216 South Circular Road.