Four on the market: near the Botanic Gardens
A choice of four properties which can boast the beautiful Botanic Gardens as a nearby attraction.
80 St Mobhi Road, Glasnevin, D9 €495k
Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500
Number 80 St Mobhi Road has a well-maintained garden out the back, with a small lawn, mature shrubs and gravel. New owners may want to sacrifice some of that garden in favour of a bigger house. If so, they can find consolation by walking 350m over to the National Botanic Gardens. The house is 969 sq ft with three bedrooms upstairs. Two are doubles with original fireplaces, and one is a small single. Downstairs are two reception rooms separated by sliding doors, and a galley kitchen giving access to the back garden.
80 Botanic Road, Glasnevin, D9
€600k Movehome.ie (01) 886 7090
If you like nothing better than giving orders at home, you may be tempted by 80 Botanic Road, an elegant, bay-windowed redbrick semi. It has period features, including original floors, high ceilings, marble fireplaces and - most importantly - the servants' bells. The house does need substantial renovation inside. The floor area is 2,207 sq ft with six bedrooms on the upper two floors. Downstairs is a living room and dining room linked by double doors and a kitchen out the back with a separate breakfast room.
‘Sarina’, 429 Griffith Avenue, D9
€775k Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra (01) 837 3737
'Sarina' is on a corner site where Griffith Avenue meets The Rise. It has gardens at the front, side and back, but it's the back that's the scene-stealer. It's 130 ft long, lawned and paved, planted with mature shrubs and, as the selling agents point out, it also drops strong hints of development potential. Built in the 1930s, the house has already been extended to 1,389 sq ft. That includes three bedrooms on the first floor. Downstairs there are two interconnected reception rooms, an extended kitchen and a family room.
1 Towerview Cottages, D11
€225k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500
Number 1 Towerview Cottages is one of a row of former gravediggers' dwellings with a view, as the name implies, of the O'Connell Tower in Glasnevin Cemetery. They're on a cul-de-sac just off the Finglas Road overlooking pleasant parkland to the front. Number 1 has been extensively renovated inside and has two bedrooms, though it's only 441 sq ft. The front door opens directly into the living room, with a kitchen area at the opposite end. Out the back is a small paved garden with vehicle access to the main road.