17 Orwell Park, Rathgar, D6 (-700k, -28%)

sold for ~ €1.8M

now asking €2.5M

Here’s a link for the 2001 selling price, “over” €1.72m according to the agent.

irishtimes.com/newspaper/pro … 00190.html
“Sherry FitzGerald achieved over £1.36 million (€1.72m) for Kenmare, a five-bedroom Victorian house at 17 Orwell Park in Rathgar that was withdrawn from auction last week.”

Just goes to show how far in denial people still are. We’re not back near 2001 prices yet.

Counting inflation - £1.36million in 2001 is E2.23million, or 10.8% away from the current asking price.
I’d call that fairly close, particularly since no one in the current market is likely to bid above 90% of the current asking price.

Lovely house though.

Now 2.2m
myhome.ie/residential/brochu … gar/347527

Can a mod move this to “Price Drops” forum? Thanks.


now asking 1.8M


Oh for a lotto win…

thepost.ie/property/sixbed-r … 54564.html

25 Orwell Park for sale @2mil.

myhome.ie/residential/brochu … -6/1255684

Feb 2009:

As of today, there are 5 houses advertised for sale on this road. Who knows how many are quietly for sale.

Anybody with ~ 1M burning a hole in their pocket could surely expect to get a bite from at least one of these?

#6 - 2.55M

#7- 2.4M

#17 - 1.8M

#25 - 2M

#53 - 4.25M

#25 is Michael Colgan’s place
The Irish Times has a nice ad for it today

Not as nice as you might think. It is in relatively poor decorative order. The kitchen is quite bad - wasted space, not enough foor preparation area, a big stupid pointless range. The extension has a fibre-glass roof.

There is a hot tub and small sauna off the kitchen - utterly nonsensical.

The back garden is nice, divided into two sections but with an annoying water feature.

The front garden is entirely paved with parking for 3-4 cars.

The bedrooms are poorly laid-out. There main bedroom has a ridiculous and overblown new fireplace. There is no wall space for wardrobes.

There is space for clothes off the ensuite but I would be concerned about steam from bath/shower encouraging mould growth.

It was clearly very expensively and not very practically or tastefully remodelled reasonably recently.

It’s also on a main road - Orwell Park has a steady stream of traffic all day and is particularly busy in the peak periods. For that reason I would view this as a sub-€1m house. You can get equally nice houses in quieter roads for the same kind of money. But then again it seems that this is something that doesn’t bother everybody - is it vanity - they want their house to be seen by more people?

now sale agreed


Date of Sale: 24/06/2011
Price: €1,580,000.00
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