If you are looking for a property in Dublin 7, then here is a choice of four semi-detached properties.
€595k Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra (01) 837 3737
Number 215 (New) Cabra Road has been extended to 1,776 sq ft, but if you want to make it bigger there's an 85ft back garden. The extension is a single-storey add-on at the back by way of a kitchen and dining room with a door to the back garden. Double doors also lead to a family room, and there's a separate bay-windowed living room at the front, as well as a breakfast room and a study. The first floor has four bedrooms and a bathroom. There's a garden out the front as well, and both gardens need taking in hand.
€395k Hopkins Ward (01) 496 7954
Blaquiere Villas is a row of semi-detached houses at Royal Canal Bank, facing eastward onto a small public park. Built in the 1930s, Number 12 was extended and refurbished by its current owners, who bought it in 2005. It's now 1,173 sq ft including an adjoining garage. Also on the ground floor there's a living room at the front and an eat-in kitchen at the back, with a utility room and guest toilet off. The first floor has the three bedrooms (one en-suite) and a quite luxurious family bathroom.
€449k DNG Phibsboro (01) 830 0989
Residents of Riverston Abbey have no excuse for not walking their dogs, as they're close to Ashington Park, where there are also tennis and basketball courts. Number 16 Riverston Gardens is not much further than 100 metres from the park, and for more private relaxation it has a fairly verdant garden of its own out the back. Inside, it's 1,249 sq ft with four bedrooms on the first floor (one en-suite). Downstairs there are two main living rooms - a sitting room to the front and a kitchen and dining room at the back.
€675k Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra (01) 837 3737
The old Dublin Cattle Market was just down the road from 37 Old Cabra Road, one of a pair of semi-detached period houses on a street marked as Everton Terrace on the early 20th-century map. There's no whiff of agriculture nowadays, though Number 37 does have mannerly gardens front and back and a pleasant courtyard in the middle. It's 1,668 sq ft with four bedrooms and two reception rooms - a living room and a dining room, off which is a little reading room with a door to the courtyard. The kitchen is at the back.