4 of a kind... <€400,000 in DUBLIN
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No 6 Aberdeen Street has all the period charm that one associates with a typical turn-of-the-century Stoneybatter redbrick terrace house.
Located on the sunny side of the street, the house has been renovated and has 65sqm of living space.
There are new double-glazed timber sash windows, and the redbrick facade retains the original granite lintels and ornate detail.
The compact kitchen is located immediately to the left of the front hallway, and its window overlooks the street. Despite its size, the kitchen has good counter space, contemporary units and plenty of storage.
The living room lies behind the kitchen and the original rear window opening has been integrated into the design of the room, which now leads into the sun-room, currently in use as a playroom, and in turn out to the rear courtyard. Thanks to the south-facing orientation, these rooms and the courtyard are bright and filled with light.
There is a modern bathroom at ground-floor level, and upstairs there are two bedrooms. The main bedroom extends the full width of the house and has a beautiful original fireplace surround as a focal point.
The home has gas-fired central heating.
Stoneybatter is one of the most fashionable areas in the city, with plenty of restaurants and coffee shops, and is well-suited to young professionals and small families, being within walking distance of the Phoenix Park, Grangegorman DIT Campus, Smithfield and Dublin city centre.
Nearby schools include the D7 Educate Together in Grangegorman and new Broombridge Educate Together in Cabra.
Agent: Lisney (01) 853 6016
No 5 Cambridge Avenue, off Pigeon House Road, in Ringsend is an attractive mid-terrace house in Dublin 4, located within walking distance of the city centre, the docklands and the IFSC. On the ground floor there is a living room with a fireplace, and a dining room overlooking the rear. A fully-equipped kitchen leads to the shower room and garden patio. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, one to the front which spans the width of the property and one to the rear. In total, there's 73sqm of living space. This is a property that will appeal to prospective purchasers who have no interest in commuting and for whom proximity to the city centre - and amenities such as the Aviva Stadium and Grand Canal Theatre - is a priority.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Sandymount (01) 667 2244
East Wall entry level
Hawthorn Avenue is a cute cul-de-sac situated just off Church Road, East Wall, within 2km of the docklands and city centre, making this a great location for anyone in search of an easy commute to work either on foot or by bicycle. No 2 has 70sqm of living space, and is larger than it might appear at first glance, with an entrance hall, living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. A spiral staircase from the living room leads to a converted attic, currently in use as an additional bedroom. Outside, there's a reasonable garden rather than the small yard that one might expect. The IFSC and East Point Business Park are particularly convenient, while Fairview Park and village, Clontarf Road Dart Station and the promenade are also nearby.
Agent: Gallagher Quigley (01) 818 3000
Room to improve in Ranelagh
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Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Ranelagh (01) 496 9909