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34 Shandon Mill in Phibsborough

34 Shandon Mill in Phibsborough

24a Valentia Parade in Phibsborough

24a Valentia Parade in Phibsborough

No 29 Bellville off Blackhorse Avenue

No 29 Bellville off Blackhorse Avenue

No 113 North Circular Road

No 113 North Circular Road

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34 Shandon Mill in Phibsborough

Apartment life for first-time buyer

34 Shandon Mill in Phibsborough is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment with 37sqm of living space in this good-looking old mill building on the banks of the Royal Canal. This little pocket of D7 is unexpectedly picturesque, and the views from the balcony all the way along the canal are beautiful. The location is super-handy for anyone working in the city centre or in the Mater Hospital, and TimeOut magazine named Phibsborough one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world in 2018. Locals like the proximity to trendy Stoneybatter, with great restaurants such as Italian pasta spot Grano, and book ahead for the legendary weekend brunch at Loretta's.

Agent: Mason Estates (01) 830 4000

FOR SALE: €215,000

Two-bed townhouse for downsizers

24a Valentia Parade in Phibsborough is a smart, modern two-bedroom town-house located just off the North Circular Road. There's 55sqm of living space, with an open plan living/dining room, kitchen and guest loo downstairs, and two bedrooms (one double and one single) plus a shower room upstairs. There is access to an communal area outside, and the property comes with a designated underground parking space. Local amenities include the Phoenix Park and Botanic Gardens. Public transport is good, with the Luas cross city, Drumcondra train station and numerous bus routes all convenient. The location is handy for the IFSC, the Mater Hospital, Temple Street, Four Courts and DIT Grangegorman.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 837 3737

FOR SALE: €300,000

Family home in Bellville

It's all about family homes around Blackhorse Avenue, and 29 Belleville with 113sqm of living space is a good example of what you'll get for a little over half a million. This is a four-bedroom, three-storey end-of-terrace family home that has recently been upgraded. Improvements include the installation of a new, multi-lock PVC hall door, a new contemporary kitchen and a smart new bathroom, upgraded internal doors on the ground floor and wide-plank Sicilian Oak flooring in the living room. The house has a designated parking spot and a side entrance to the south-facing garden. Belleville is located close to the Ashtown Gates of Phoenix Park, just across the road from Ashtown station.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 820 1800

FOR SALE: €520,000

Period home with room to grow

Many of the houses on this tree-lined stretch of the North Circular Road have been divided into multiple units. The ground and first floor of No 113 are currently used as a family home, with four bedrooms, while the three studio apartments at garden level are used by the adult children of the owners. It will be open to new owners to re-integrate the rooms at the lower level with the rest of the house, or to keep them for useful rental income. This is a substantial period house, retaining many period features including coving, cornicing, window shutters and casings, and has 280sqm of living space. It is nicely set back from the road with an 18m rear garden, laid in lawn. The location is convenient for DIT and the Luas.

Agent: O'Connor Shannon (01) 496 8111

FOR SALE: €875,000

Sunday Independent