DescriptionWhen describing a property of this nature, few agents could match the wit of the late Roy Brooks.
In London, Brooks advertised his properties for sale in the Sunday Times and Observer in the 1950’s and 1960’s prior to his passing in 1971.
Who could resist making an appointment to view a bargain described thus:
Someone with taste, means and a stomach strong enough to buy this erstwhile house of ill-repute in Pimlico. It is untouched by the 20th century as far as conveniences for even the basic human decencies are concerned. Although it reeks of damp or worse, the plaster is coming off the walls and daylight peeps through a hole in the roof, it is still habitable judging by the bed of rags, fag ends and empty bottles in one corner. Plenty of scope for the socially aspiring to express their decorative taste and get their abode in The Glossy, and nothing to stop them putting Westminster on their notepaper. Comprises 10 rather unpleasant rooms with slimy back yard, £4,650 Freehold. Tarted up, these houses make £15,000.”
If Brooks were alive today, perhaps he would suggest that No 9 Asgard Road is really only fit for knocking. It’s been vacant for some time and a rebuild appears more likely than a refurb.
Several neighbouring homes of similar age and condition have been demolished and replaced in recent years. Viewers will be suitably impressed by the architectural designs nearby. And it’s fair to state No 9 now represents an opportunity for those who wish to create something special in a quiet convenient location, beside Howth village.
Asgard Road is a quiet cul de sac. This property is located at the end of the road and occupies an elevated plot commanding pleasant views of Irelands Eye from here.
The garden has a perfect south westerly aspect although be prepared as “nature has fought back and won!“
The listed asking price represents an estimate of the site value and interested parties should expect to invest at least the same sum again to build a new home worthy of its location.
As Brooks would have said, “Tarted up these houses make millions.”
All enquires to Conor Gallagher, Gallagher Quigley 01-8183000.
Viewing strictly by appointment only.
RoomsEntrance Hall -
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 3.17m x 3.91m
Guest WC -
Living/Dining Room - 9.37m x 3.84m
Bedroom 4 - 2.76m x 3.76m
Car Port -
Garage - 7.05m x 2.7m
Bedroom 1 - 4.11m x 5.06m
Bathroom - 2.07m x 1.93m
Bedroom 2 - 4.36m x 2.35m
Bedroom 3 - 3.1m x 2.61m
Bathroom - 2.07m x 1.93m
FeaturesCirca 128.5 sq m / 1383 sq ft
Sunny south westerly rear aspect
Quiet cul de sac location
Wonderful viws of Irelands Eye and Lambay Island
Within a short stroll of Howth Village
Convenient to bus, Dart and all local amenities
BER DetailsBER: G BER No.112334206 Energy Performance Indicator:722.25 kWh/m²/yr