Four on the market: near St Anne's Park
A choice of four properties located near St Anne's Park on Dublin's northside.
65 Park Lawn, Clontarf, D3
€525k DNG Fairview, (01) 833 1802
The Rose Garden in St Anne's Park began to be planted in 1974. Then, a few years afterwards, the houses at Park Lawn were built just a few minutes' walk away. Number 65 is a semi-detached family home with a south-facing back garden, some of which could be used to extend the house, which at present is 1,152 sq ft. It has four bedrooms, one en suite, on the first floor. Downstairs there's a bay-windowed living room with a solid-fuel stove, a dining room and a galley-kitchen. The garden also has a shed and outside toilet.
331 Howth Road, Raheny, D5
€575k Gallagher Quigley, (01) 818 3000
If you walk in a north-westerly direction from Number 331 you'll reach Harmonstown Dart station in about five minutes, or you could head south and be in St Anne's Park in half the time. A semi-detached house screened from Howth Road by trees, this 1,238 sq ft home has scope to be extended at the back and above what was the garage to the side. There's a lounge, sitting room, a fitted kitchen and en suite bedroom on the ground floor, and three more bedrooms upstairs. There's parking on the driveway and on the street.
38 Mount Prospect Park, Clontarf
€595k Savills North Dublin, (01) 853 0630
You'd hardly need to bother with a garden at Number 38 as it's not even 50 metres from the lush borders of St Anne's Park. For keen gardeners, though, the house is a temptation, as it has an 85ft back garden of its own. It consists of a long lawn bordered by shrubs, so there's plenty of scope to re-imagine it. The house itself is 1,292 sq ft with an adjoining single-storey garage. The ground floor has a dual-aspect living room, a kitchen and dining room and a small office. The first floor has three bedrooms and bathroom.
46 Kincora Grove, Clontarf, D3
€795k DNG Fairvew, (01) 833 1802
It's already a respectable 1,991 sq ft, but 'Aeolia', at Number 46, could easily be made bigger. There's a garage involved, together with an unconverted attic, as well as the back garden of course. It's unlikely anyone would interfere with that though, as the owners have done a lovely job on it, both in the planning and the maintenance. It has two patios, a vegetable garden, shrubberies and a pretty chalet. Inside, the house has five bedrooms upstairs and, downstairs, two reception rooms, an eat-in kitchen and a conservatory.