Four on the market: in Phibsboro
A look at four properties on the market in Dublin 7, which will soon have a Luas service.
124 Phibsboro Road, D7
€425k DNG Phibsboro (01) 830 0989
Trams used to trundle right past the front door of 124 Phibsboro Road in the early years. As of 2017, the occupants will have to walk down to Broadstone to catch a Luas. Although it's been carved into six flats, Number 124 still has original features to help make it a nice family home. It has high ceilings with coving, and fireplaces (many boarded up), but, sadly, the windows are PVC. It's 1,593 sq ft in size, with the makings of two reception rooms and a kitchen on the ground floor, as well as at least three bedrooms upstairs.
13 Rosemount Road, D7
€345k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500
Number 13 Rosemount Road will be very handy for the cross-city Luas when (and if) it's up and running at the end of next year. At present it's in flats, with a pre-63 declaration, but it could be made into a family home by turning the back extension into a kitchen and breakfast room and taking out a few tiny toilets. The ground floor also has a sitting room and dining room, both with fireplaces, and there are three bedrooms upstairs. The total floor area is 1,561 sq ft, and it needs overall refurbishment.
8 Norfolk Road, D7
€439k DNG Phibsboro (01) 830 0989
Number 8 Norfolk Road has been extended to 1,345 sq ft by the addition of a sun room in the south-facing back garden. This means there's not much left by way of a garden, but you do get a small, tidy patio for outdoor coffees. The sun room opens from the kitchen, which also has doors to the patio, and at the front of the house there's a living room with a fireplace. There's also a shower room on the ground floor, with the main bathroom upstairs along with the three bedrooms.
56 Glengarriff Parade, D7
€275k Lisney Drumcondra (01) 884 0700
At one end of Glengarriff Parade is the Mater Hospital and at the other end is the Royal Canal. Behind it, to the west, is Mountjoy Prison, and the proximity of the jail must help to keep the occupants on the straight and narrow. Number 56 is 732 sq ft with two bedrooms on the first floor. Downstairs there's a reception room at the front of the house, with an open-plan kitchen/living room behind it, and a utility room and bathroom at the end. Out the back is a small courtyard where you might sit and give thanks for your liberty.