20 Main Street, Howth, Dublin 13
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Property Description:The late Roy Brooks was affectionately known as the "honest estate agent". He will be 42 years deceased this September. His witty descriptions printed in the small adds of the Sunday Times and Observer became famous due to his unique humour in describing the run down properties he sold in 1960's London.
20 Main Street Howth is a "fixer upper" and we wish to quote Trevor Kent, who wrote a lovely article in 2006 remarking of Mr Brooks "who could resist making an appointment to view a bargain described as thus" ;
Do not be mislead by the attractive exterior of this double fronted village cottage with its dirty sash windows and rickety hall door; all is not well on the inside.
Not entirely devoid of plumbing, there is a grotty kitchen with a cold tap. Not much of a bathroom although Howth has excellent public bathing in the nearby Balscadden Bay !
Untouched by the 21st century as far as conveniences for even the basic human decencies are concerned. Although, it is still habitable judging by the bed of rags, fag ends and bottles that used to adorn one corner.
The décor of the six principle rooms, some of which hangs inelegantly from the walls is revolting. Daylight peeps in here and there and the lack of insulation has encouraged the insects to move elsewhere.
The slimy rear garden is over grown although it appears to have a decent amount of space. It gets plenty of afternoon sun if you'd care to idle out there !
Otherwise there is not much wrong with this property.
With plenty of scope for the socially aspiring to express their decorative taste, sacrifice €229,000. Tarted up these houses can make four hundred grand !
Come see for yourself. For appointments call (01) 8183000.
Reception Hall 5.8m x 1.17m
Reception Room Room (f) (right) 3.7m x 3.6m Tiled fireplace
Reception Room Room (f) (left) 3.9m x 3.03m
Bathroom & Store/Study 6.69m x 2.03m Entire
Bedroom 3.6m x 2.27m Cast iron fireplace
Reception Room 3 4.75m x 3.84m Fireplace, sliding door to side & rear
Inner Hallway 2.53m x 0.93m
Kitchen 3.82m x 2.12m
Bedroom 2.49m x 4.7m
Patio Area 9.2m x 2.81m
Rear Garden/Yard 13.73m x 6.71m with vehicular access from shared side entrance, west facing.
Daft Property Shortcode:http://www.daft.ie/1706153
Date Entered/Renewed:14/5/2013 (6 days ago)
Map Legend:Exact location match
Address:20 Main Street
Distance to City Centre:13.6 km (8.5 miles), 130 minute walk
Public transport routes that service Howth:
- Train: Dart
- Bus: 31, 31A, 31B
Nearby Areas:Sutton, Baldoyle, Bayside, Clongriffin, Kilbarrack
Stamp Duty: This residential property is in the €1 - €1,000,000 price bracket, therefore the following stamp duty applies:
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