Monday 26 September 2016

Four on the market: For sale in Glasnevin

Published 17/06/2016 | 02:30

11 Iona Drive, Glasnevin
11 Iona Drive, Glasnevin
28 The Rise, Glasnevin
8 Cremore Drive, Glasnevin
2 Glasilawn Avenue, Glasnevin

A choice of four properties available to buy in Glasnevin.

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11 Iona Drive, D9 

€995k  Savills North Dublin, (01) 853 0630

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This is one of those coveted properties built by the early 20th century construction hero, Alexander Strain. It still has original features including fireplaces, ceiling coving and stained glass, but with the addition of a single-storey rear extension, taking its floor area to 3,035 sq ft, though with a generous 85ft back garden. The ground floor has four reception rooms plus a conservatory and kitchen. There's also an annex with kitchenette, shower and bedroom. There are six more bedrooms on the first and second floors.

8 Cremore Drive, D11

€450k  Lisney Drumcondra, (01) 884 0700

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It's about a 15-minute walk from Number 8 to the National Botanic Gardens, so it will be a short trip if you're looking for inspiration for the property's 65ft back garden. It's already nicely planted in lawn with mature shrubs and climbers and, as it faces east, you can sit out in the mornings and plan the day's labours. Inside, the house is 1,087 sq ft with three bedrooms, all on the first floor, along with a bathroom and separate toilet. Downstairs there are two reception rooms, both with fireplaces, and a smallish kitchen.

28 The Rise, D9

€630k  Quillsen Glasnevin, (01) 850 0900

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The original brochure for The Rise, built by Alexander Strain's son-in-law George Linzell in the 1930s, gives a good idea of how house values have changed. Linzell's hypothetical buyer had an annual salary of £400, but his comfortable new semi-detached home was going to cost him £850, or a little over two years' income. Number 28 is 1,442 sq ft with three first-floor bedrooms and two ground-floor reception rooms plus a conservatory. There's also a converted attic, an unconverted garage and a 90ft garden.

2 Glasilawn Avenue, D11

€375k  DNG Phibsboro, (01) 830 0989

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The copper-leaved trees lining Glasilawn Avenue are currently at their best, so it's a good time for viewings. It's an established community on a street with ramps, so fairly safe for families. Number 2 is a two-storey terraced house of a modest 1,195 sq ft. The ground floor has a living room and a dining room, both with fireplaces, and a fitted kitchen with room for a table. The first floor has three bedrooms, a bathroom and separate toilet. The front garden is gravelled for parking and the back garden has a patio and lawn.

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