Four on the market: red-bricks in Drumcondra
A choice of four red-bricked properties currently for sale in Drumcondra.
58 Home Farm Road, D9
€595k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500
Though it needs modernisation, 58 Home Farm Road has all the makings of a very handsome late Victorian house, with original features including stained glass, decorative plasterwork and fireplaces. It may also be possible to extend it from its current 1,506 sq ft, as there's an adjoining 200 sq ft garage and a lawned back garden. The ground floor has two interconnected reception rooms, as well as a dining room and kitchen, and there are four bedrooms upstairs. It's just down the street from Corpus Christi National School.
90 Fitzroy Avenue, D3
€395k Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra (01) 837 3737
It may look like a modest red-brick terrace from the front, but 90 Fitzroy Avenue has been refurbished to the utmost, and has gained a neat and bright rear extension. It takes the form of a skylit kitchen and dining room with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, and a separate utility off it. The ground floor also has a living room to the front, together with a bathroom and office. The floor area is 958 sq ft including two upstairs bedrooms, one spanning the full width of the house. The back garden is paved.
139 Drumcondra Rd Lower, D9
€665k Movehome.ie (01) 886 7090
Number 139 Drumcondra Road Lower, sometimes known as Riversale, is very much in the thick of things - close to banks, restaurants and pubs including Fagan's, Bertie Ahern's old haunt. It's a semi-detached of 1,668 sq ft with plenty of period features, but perhaps its best attraction is the lovely 90ft back garden. There are four bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor, and two reception rooms - a living room and a dining room - and the kitchen downstairs. It shares access at the front with its neighbour.
11 Susanville Road, D3
€375k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500
In 1911, there were just 5,000 motor vehicles in Ireland (there are almost two million cars today). Not a busy time for a motor mechanic, but Thomas Joseph Dunne must have had his eyes fixed on the future. He gave his occupation as motor mechanic in the census that year, and lived at 11 Susanville Road with his wife and two children, in what was then a new house. It's 1,364 sq ft with three bedrooms upstairs, one of which has been fitted out as a bedsit. The ground floor has a sitting room, dining room and kitchen.