Dublin Fixer-Uppers: 5 of the best property projects to get stuck into

By Christopher Jones

Every week, we take a good look at a selection of properties in need of a firm hand in order to help them fulfil their undoubted potential.

The latest selection takes us all over Dublin - to Ballyfermot, Lucan, Donnycarney, Phibsborough and Dalkey.

28 Cloverhill Road, Ballyfermot
3-bed terraced house

A deceptively spacious mid-terrace house, with an impressive hallway leading to a large living room at the front and an even bigger kitchen/diner at the rear of the house. Along with the three bedrooms upstairs, it looks ideal for a family.

The house is in good condition and a great location - right next to Le Fanu Park with facilities including a skate park, playground and leisure centre, and walking distance from the heart of Ballyfermot village.

Check it out on Perfect Property.

24 Hillcrest Walk, Lucan
3-bed terraced house

This end-terrace has seen better days and will require a full refurbishment, but as a classic three-bed semi in a desirable area, there's value to be had here.

The huge, double-aspect living room is a real selling point, and so are the garage to the side of the house and gardens to the front and rear. The back garden, in particular, is very extensive and will really appeal to families with young children.

Check it out on Perfect Property.

56 Clanhugh Road, Donnycarney
2-bed semi-detached house

This semi-detached house is located on a prominent corner plot in Donnycarney, just off Collins Avenue and therefore conveniently placed for access to much of north Dublin, including nearby Killester, Raheny and Clontarf - as well as the Malahide Road and Killester DART station.

The house, though small, is well-presented with a large living room, modern kitchen and gardens at the front and rear of the property.

Check it out on Perfect Property.

5 Leinster Street North, Phibsborough
3-bed terraced house

Owning a house like this is a dream for many people – gorgeous red-brick exterior, high ceilings, period features, three bedrooms and in the much sought-after Dublin 7 suburb of Phibsborough. It even has a large garage.

However this particular project is not for the faint-hearted – the house is in a poor state of repair and will require a full and thorough renovation and refurbishment before it is ready for someone to move into.

But if you have the time, money and inclination, what a project it could be.

Check it out on Perfect Property.

18 Church Road, Dalkey
3-bed semi-detached house

Houses in Dalkey don’t usually come cheap, and this one is no exception. But located right in the heart of the village, five minutes’ walk from the Main Street, it’s perfectly positioned to enjoy everything this beautiful part of Dublin has to offer.

A full refurbishment is required, but just look at that enormous back garden – a real selling point in itself, it also offers the possibility of extending the house to the rear. Worth considering if you really want to maximise the potential here.

Check it out on Perfect Property.

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