Four on the market: Classic red-bricks in north Dublin
A loot at four distinctive red-brick buildings which are on the market on Dublin's northside.
35 Philipsburgh Avenue, Fairview
€425k Finnegan Menton, (01) 614 7900
Alexander Strain built houses across the northside of Dublin in the early 20th century, all still admired because of the builder's impressive workmanship. This three-bedroom, mid-terrace house in redbrick is one of them. Although a modest 1,173 sq ft, there is scope to convert the attic. The three bedrooms are on the first floor, together with a bathroom. Downstairs are two reception rooms, a kitchen and another bathroom. Both gardens are paved, and the back garden has pedestrian access to a gated laneway.
117 Hollybank Road, Drumcondra
€695k Sherry Fitzgerald, Drumcondra, (01) 837 3737
Another Alexander Strain house, this 1,389 sq ft property in D9 has the added advantage of having been home to a keen gardener. Even the small front garden is packed with shrubs, and the back garden, in two sections, features a lawn surrounded by a profusion of growth. The second part of the garden has vehicle access to a laneway. Inside there's an interconnected living room and dining room, with doors to the garden, plus an extended kitchen and breakfast room. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a bathroom.
130 Drumcondra Road Upper
€795k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton, (01) 804 0500
Number 130 Drumcondra Road Upper, Drumcondra, has been in use as the 'Willow House' guesthouse. Having been extended out the back, it offers 2,605 sq ft of accommodation and has nine bedrooms, eight of them en suite. There's a formal, interconnected sitting room and dining room, two more reception rooms in the extension, and a kitchen with a skylight and a stone floor. There's parking for five cars at the front, and an 80ft back garden with a lawn, patio and flowerbeds.
Inshallah, 27 Achill Road, D9
€625k Paul Tobin Estates, (01) 902 0092
'Inshallah', Drumcondra, is Arabic for 'if God is willing', and its west-facing back garden is perfect for eating alfresco. Reached from a conservatory adjoining the kitchen, the garden is prettily paved and crowded with flowers, and has a summerhouse. Inside, the 1,378 sq ft Strain-built property has three first-floor bedrooms and a bathroom. Downstairs there's a sitting room and dining room, linked by double doors, as well as the kitchen, which has a solid-fuel stove in a brick fireplace, and the hardwood conservatory.