Four on the market: for urban gardeners
A choice of four properties on the market which will be of particular interest to those with green fingers.
4 Palmerston Gardens, D6
€1.595m Sherry FitzGerald Rathmines (01) 496 6066
The back garden of 4 Palmerston Gardens in Rathmines is over 70ft long and has been put to work in an orderly manner. Directly behind the house is a patio, then there are some raised vegetable boxes, and a lawn for relaxing in. You can reach the garden from the dining room - one of four reception rooms in the house. There's also a drawing room, a family room and living room, as well as a fitted kitchen. The first floor has the five bedrooms (en-suite master) - and the main bathroom. Total floor space is 2,300 sq ft.
24 De Courcy Square, D9
€495k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500
Instead of the customary bit of grass and parkland, the square at the heart of De Courcy Square in Glasnevin is given over to allotments for the 47 houses around it, and has been since World War I. This means that not only can you grow your own vegetables, you can compare your own vegetables to the neighbours', for better or worse. Number 24 is on the eastern side of the square, at the end of the terrace. It's 1,205 sq ft with four bedrooms and two reception rooms and needs a little modernising.
108 Drumnigh Wood, Co Dublin
€695k Sherry FitzGerald Blanc (01) 845 4500
A professional landscaping job has been done on the garden of 108 Drumnigh Wood in Portmarnock, and it includes a patio, lawn, and herb and vegetable beds, as well as fruit trees, all in a very tidy arrangement. Inside, too, the house is neat as a pin. It has four bedrooms upstairs (one with en-suite shower). The ground floor has a bay-windowed living room with a fireplace, a marble-floored kitchen and a sunroom giving on to the garden. There's parking out the front along with a double garage.
4 Weston Rd, Churchtown, D14
€495k Quillsen Terenure (01) 406 4500
Number 4 Weston Road needs a little redecorating, and it's likely that in the process of doing that, a new owner will make way for better access to the 85ft back garden, which is planted with vegetables and flowers. The ground floor layout has two reception rooms - a dining room and a lounge - together with an eat-in kitchen, and there's an adjoining garage that hasn't been converted. The first floor has three bedrooms and a bathroom, and there's a converted attic room. The overall floor area is 1,023 sq ft.