Work in progress on millionaires row in Killarney

Trish Dromey hears there is phenomenal interest in this Killarney elevated property at Ardagh, needing completion.

Killarney, Co Kerry €220,000

Size 720 sq m ( 7,750 sq ft)

Bedrooms:5

Bathrooms:6

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Up for sale with a guide of €220,000, this substantial, well located but unfinished Killarney property has been generating a lot of interest.

Selling agent DNG Ted Healy says that within days of going on the market the 7,750 sq ft property at 2 Ardagh, Loreto Road received offers of in excess of its guide.

Built at the height of the boom it’s part of a gated development of eight one-off houses. “Ardagh is regarded as a highly exclusive residential development, a sort of millionaires’ row in Killarney – No 3 sold for €1.475 million in 2012 and No 7 for €1.14 million in 2013,” notes Mr Healy.

A very contemporary house with a high level of glazing, it’s currently a shell with concrete slab flooring and concrete stairs which needs finishing, fixtures and fitting.

The electrics and some of the plumbing has been done - but the house and the overgrown neglected site around it need major work. Mr Healy reckons that it will probably require €500,000 to turn No 2 Ardagh into the magnificent property it was meant to be.

Accommodation includes a large open plan kitchen dining living room, a reception room, an office a large basement and five en suite bedrooms.

Located 2.5 km from Killarney, the house is on an elevated site of over two acres and has scenic lake and mountain views (see view pic above).

Mr Healy says the interest “has been phenomenal. We’ve had calls from the UK, the US and the Middle East – we expect to sell within two or three weeks, well above the asking price”.

VERDICT: requires money and work but it could be fabulous.


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