First-time in Ranelagh
First-time buyers on the hunt for a property needing work might be interested in 19 Collier's Avenue in Ranelagh, which with a bit of imagination and hard work could be a lovely bijou home for a single person or couple located in one of the most desirable parts of the sought-after postcode.
The double-fronted white-washed cottage sits at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to Sandford Park School.
There's a living room, galley kitchen, double bedroom and shower room, with 31sqm of living space.
The location is excellent, just off the main Ranelagh thoroughfare with all its shops, cafes and restaurants, and handy for the Green Line heading towards Sandyford in one direction and the city centre in the other. St Stephen's Green is a 20-minute walk away.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 496 9909
For sale: €295,000
22 Maple Hall is a top-floor, two-bedroom apartment in the smart Mount St Anne's development in Milltown and comes with magnificent views of the Dublin Mountains from the open-plan living space.
Huge windows, high ceilings and a south-facing aspect make for a bright, airy feel, and the wrap-around terrace has plenty of room for eating outdoors and even for growing a few herbs and vegetables.
The kitchen and bathrooms are stylish and contemporary, and both bedrooms are doubles, with the main bedroom en suite; there is also a family bathroom plus a separate utility room.
Mount St Anne's has its own stop on the Luas Green Line and is a short walk from local coffee and cake hub, Wilde & Greene, and the leafy Dodder trail walk along the river.
Agent: Owen Reilly (01) 283 0200
For sale: €570,000
Dublin 6 is regarded as having the best choice of schools in the capital, which goes some way towards explaining why family homes in the postcode are in such short supply.
18 Ramleh Park in Milltown, located off the Milltown Road and a short walk from the local shops. The three-bedroom terraced house has 90sqm of living space, with a large attic that could be converted as some of the neighbours have done.
On the ground floor there are interconnecting reception rooms, a kitchen to the back and a handy guest lavatory under the stairs. Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms, one single, a family bathroom and separate loo. The garden faces south-west and is a good size.
Amongst the schools within walking distance are Alexandra College, Sandford Park and Gonzaga.
Agent: Felicity Fox (01) 633 4431
For sale: €695,000
22 Garville Avenue in Rathgar is one of those handsome double-fronted villas that's synonymous with D6.
The house has been in the same family for 75 years and is now in need of modernisation and refurbishment.
As it stands there's 261 sqm of living space, but No 22 comes with full planning permission for a 44sqm extension to the rear at garden level that would extend the accommodation to 305sqm, providing five bedrooms, a large open-plan kitchen/dining and sitting room opening onto the garden, with formal reception rooms at hall level.
For the lucky buyer with the patience and resources to be able to purchase now and live elsewhere while the building work is completed, the reward will be a very beautiful home with fine gardens front and back.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 496 6066
For sale: €1.35m