It’s not often you can get full vacant possession of a building on Merrion Square, especially not one that is structurally sound, or at least appears to be. Not only is it structurally sound, it’s also not in bad decorative order.
The front photo reveals nothing major of concern. Windows probably let alot of street noise in, which is something to consider. The steps aren’t wheelchair friendly. Obviously it’s also listed, which if you plan to do anything to it, will make life difficult. Oh and there are some horrendous neighbours on the West side of the square. They mostly use their front entrance onto Kildare street though.
Inside, the first photo says it’s been used as offices to me. That probably means the wiring isn’t too shocking, but the bathrooms and kitchen facilities will need a major overhaul if you plan to use it as a a house. As I said before, the decor is good. This room shows a feature fire place, and some really nice detailing on the ceiling. The windows look like they have secondary glazing on the inside, so it may not be as noisy as I feared. Probably means the shutters don’t work though. Lighting wise, one central light, no matter how fancy the candelabra, isn’t really going to cut it, so some rewiring for recess lighting is probably required.
Photo 3 gives little away, beyond a doorway, some coving and some fitted shelves. Photo 4 shows a hall, and well it’s quite a hall. Floor tiles look good and appropriate. Stairs looks good and original, light seems to flood throughout the place. That’s it for the photos though, which makes me suspicious. Are these the presentable rooms? Used by the previous occupants to impress clients, while the rest of the building deteriorated? No bathrooms, no kitchens, no floor layouts.
Still though, 5 parking spaces, 5 floors, central location, €2,000,000 on Merrion Square. Worth a look.