Sunday 4 December 2016

Four on the market: Two beds in Dublin 8

Published 17/06/2016 | 02:30

4 Coolevin Road
4 Coolevin Road
2 Portobello Place
12 Rosary Road
10 St Kevins Parade

Four well-appointed two-bed properties in Dublin 8 which are currently on the market.

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4 Coolevin Road, Long Lane 

€460k  Quillsen Ranelagh, (01) 499 5050

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In 1949 one Seamus Kavanagh was living at this house when he gave a witness statement to the Bureau of Military History describing his part in the Easter Rising. Interned at Frongoch and released in July 1916, Kavanagh is long gone but Number 4 has been in the hands of its current owner for 18 years. It's in very good order and, although only 700 sq ft, there may be scope to extend into the back garden. It has a lounge with a fireplace, a kitchen and utility room, while on the first floor there are two bedrooms and a bathroom.

2 Portobello Place, Portobello

€395k  Sherry FitzGerald Rathmines, (01) 496 6066

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Portobello Place is an unusual little terrace of five houses in an L-shaped courtyard down a flight of steps off Portobello Harbour. Number 2 stands at 689 sq ft and is in need of a little refurbishment. It consists of an open-plan, knocked-through living and dining room with two fireplaces. Adjoining this is a small kitchen with a door to the garden. Upstairs are the bathroom and two bedrooms, both with fireplaces, and out the back is a courtyard garden pleasantly surrounded by ivy-clad stone walls.

12 Rosary Road, Maryland

€295k  Felicity Fox, (01) 633 4431

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You're in a very devout part of town at Rosary Road. Your nearest neighbours live at Our Lady's Road, Lourdes Road and Ave Maria Road. Some sources say it's because these Maryland houses were built soon after the 1932 Eucharistic Congress in Dublin. Number 12 Rosary Road is about five minutes' walk from the Fatima Luas stop, but only about 20 minutes from the city centre on foot. It's a 732 sq ft end-of-terrace house in good condition with two first-floor bedrooms, and a living room and kitchen downstairs.

10 St Kevin’s Parade

€345k  DNG Central, (01) 679 4088

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It measures only 624 sq ft, but this house on Clanbrassil Street was home to 10 people on census night in 1911. A Catholic widow and her four adult children were in one part of the property, and in the other lived a Russian Jew, her daughter and three grandchildren. It's all on one floor with a quirky layout, having two small hallways. There are two bedrooms on one side of the house and a skylit living and dining room on the other. Through an archway in this room is the kitchen with a skylight and a door to the back yard.

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