DescriptionVery few modern house-hunters would realise that a hundred years ago or so large employers built homes for workers all around Dublin. Cormac Terrace was built circa 1920 for Dublin’s tram workers. Trams went out of service by 1950, replaced by buses, and the homes were sold.
In 1958 number 11 was bought by the family of the current owners.
We handle homes that we describe as ‘doer-uppers’ and ‘fixer-uppers’, all of which can usually be lived in while renovations happen. This property is at a whole other level of dilapidation, not having been lived in for the last decade. There is absolutely no way that your uncle with a flair for DIY will bring this potentially gorgeous cottage to life. The new owner will need the creativity of an architect to make the most of the footprint, and the support of a building team with experience in this type of project.
The property is currently laid out with a sitting room, kitchen, w.c / wet-room, and three other spaces that have probably done duty as bedrooms in the past. We expect that, at some stage in the not too distant future, it will be a largely open plan space , bright and modern with additional light brought in from new skylights – but this is all in the future for someone with imagination and the patience to realise a vision.
Terenure has always been a desirable location, but in recent years it has reached a whole new level of notions, ‘peak avocado’ as you might call it! Food is the big recent theme. Not only is the village now home to three large supermarket brands, there are also a number of high-end grocers and a butcher that draws customers from miles away. There is a fantastic selection of restaurants and a wine shop and wine bar that has rapidly turned into a real ‘name’ in the wine world.
Outdoor space is available in the nearby Bushy Park, with sports facilities aplenty in the CYM on Terenure Road North.
The Bottom Line:
This little gem oozes potential, and the location is incredible. Don’t hang around!
BER DetailsBER: G BER No.114500945 Energy Performance Indicator:648.08 kWh/m²/yr
DirectionsIn the heart of Terenure village, just off the Rathfarnham Road