Four on the market: in Phibsborough
Four properties currently available to buy in Phibsborough, an area which will soon be served by a Luas line.
11 Killarney Parade
€395k Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra (01) 837 3737
Killarney Parade is off the North Circular Road, down the street from both the Mater Hospital and Mountjoy Prison, so the residents don't have far to walk when it's visiting time. Number 11 is a bay-windowed terraced house that, unlike its redbrick neighbours, has been rendered. Inside, it's 1,044 sq ft with three bedrooms. Two are on the first floor and the third - a single - is on the return level. The ground floor has two reception rooms, both with fireplaces - and a galley kitchen, and there's a paved garden out the back.
20 Avondale Road
€395k The Property Shop (01) 838 8444
Number 20 Avondale Road occupies a corner site, so extending it has meant building on a triangular annexe that divided the garden in two. There's now a decked garden to the side and a yard out the back. The extension took the floor area up to 1,051 sq ft, with three bedrooms on the first-floor (one en-suite). Downstairs, the hallway opens directly into a kitchen and dining room with doors to the side garden. To the left of the hallway there's a 'parlour', and at the back, in the extension, is the lounge with patio doors.
1A Shandon Road
€349k DNG Phibsboro (01) 830 0989
Number 1A Shandon Road is a detached redbrick property camouflaged among considerably older terraced neighbours on the street where former archbishop of Dublin Desmond Connell grew up. It's 926 sq ft in size, with three bedrooms, all on the first floor along with the bathroom. Downstairs is a dual-aspect living room with a gas-fitted fireplace, and an eat-in kitchen with a breakfast bar. Outside is a paved and walled garden. When the cross-city Luas starts running, the Cabra stop will be about five minutes' walk away.
20 Valentia Parade
€199,950 Quillsen Glasnevin (01) 850 0900
There are not too many houses in Dublin city centre for less than €200,000, and those few are small. Number 20 Valentia Parade is 409 sq ft - big enough for one person, or a couple who haven't yet learnt to despise each other's habits. The front door opens into an open-plan kitchen and living room - a reasonable size, at about 20ft by 14ft6, with a high ceiling and skylight. At the back are the bathroom and bedroom, also with a skylight. This means that the only access to the small paved courtyard - is through the bedroom.