What will €450,000 buy in Dublin, Russia, South Africa, Italy and Sweden?
Take5: From a two-bed apartment in Dublin 8 to a beach house in Scarborough
This elegant, stylish beach house is the stuff of dreams, located on South Africa’s most sought after coastline.
This third-floor two-bedroom apartment at 35 Castle Way on Golden Lane, Dublin 8, was constructed in 2007. The property, extending to 72sq m (775sq ft), overlooks Chancery Lane and is located just a short walk from St Stephen’s Green.
RUSSIA: ST PETERSBURG
Two/three-bedroom apartment extending to 150sq m (1,614sq ft) located in the Russky Dom area overlooking Korolenko Street and the historic part of St Petersburg. The property is close to Tavrichesky Garden and the theatre district.
Price: $549,018 (€439,781)
SOUTH AFRICA: SCARBOROUGH
This elegant, stylish beach house is the stuff of dreams, located on South Africa’s most sought after coastline. Open-plan living areas have jaw-dropping views of the ocean with access to outer decks from all three bedrooms and living areas. The property is already a well-established holiday rental home so has income potential.
Price: 9,300,000 South African rand (€449,495)
Located in a tiny hamlet of restored properties, this period house would suit those who want a restoration project but a place to live at the same time. The property is divided in two: the restored part of the house offers three bedrooms over two floors adjacent to a larger area which requires restoration3, but has a new roof and windows. The house is set on a site of almost seven acres and features a swimming pool and olive groves.
SWEDEN: VASTRA GOTALAND
Modern, chalet-type, four-bedroom home constructed in 2018 with superb lake views. The open-plan floor space is bathed in light and beautifully decorated. In addition there is a separate double garage which is insulated and would work well as a home office or business. The aspect of the site allows for magnificent sunsets from the terrace overlooking the lake.
Price: 4,495,000 Swedish krona (€446,910)