Sunday 24 September 2017

Four on the market: North Dublin city terraces

21 St Columbas Road
21 St Columbas Road
26 St Josephs Square
4 Shandon Green
49 Rathdown Road

A choice of four terraced properties on the market on Dublin's north-side.

49 Rathdown Road, D7  €690k 

49 Rathdown Road

DNG Phibsboro, (01) 830 0989

This period red-brick house, close to North Circular Road and the new DIT campus at Grangegorman, is in good condition, but could do with being dolled up a little. During its history, it's been extended to 1,948 sq ft with five upstairs bedrooms and three ground floor reception rooms. Two of these are part of the original house, linked by double doors. The third is a dining room off the kitchen. There's no off-street parking out front, just a traditional railed garden, but there is a garage in the back garden, with laneway access.

Shandon Green, Phibsboro, D7

4 Shandon Green

€320k Gunne Glasnevin, (01) 850 090

When the Cross City Luas line opens, it will stop only a few minutes' walk from Shandon Green, off Connaught Street, Phibsboro. Number 4 Shandon Green is a two-bedroom terraced house with a designated parking space in the communal grounds to the front. Inside, the house is 678 sq ft, with a kitchen and lounge on the ground floor, and two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. The lounge opens onto a 27ft paved back garden, with flowerbeds, a seating area and a shed. The annual management fee is €400.

St Joeseph's Square, Clontarf, D3

26 St Josephs Square

€245k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton, (01) 8040500

St Joseph's Square in Clontarf is a quaint, leafy square of terraced houses off Vernon Avenue, only about three minutes' walk from the coast. As a location, it could hardly be more pleasant. However, Number 26 is suitable only for those looking for a small space - it's a ground floor maisonette of 551 sq ft, and there's no garden. From the entrance hall, you reach an open-plan kitchen and living room with a fireplace and skylight. There are two bedrooms, one at the front and one at the back, and a bathroom.

St Columba’s Road Upper, D9

21 St Columbas Road

€645k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton, (01) 804 0500

In the 1911 census, the year after Number 21 St Columba's Road, Drumcondra, was built, it was home to a gas inspector who had married a woman with four growing daughters. This was a much smaller home then, though it housed six people. Today, it is 1,561 sq ft, having been extended some years ago. There's a living room and dining room on the ground floor, linked by double doors, and a large kitchen. Upstairs are three bedrooms (one en-suite) and a bathroom, and there's a landscaped back garden and a garage.

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