Four homes: under €300k
A choice of four properties which could be yours for under €300,000.
17 Ossory Road, North Strand, D3
€295k Sherry FitzGerald City Centre, (01) 643 1400
Number 17 Ossory Road faces south-west over an urban landscape that includes the railway tracks and the Royal Canal, with nothing to obscure the sky. Connolly Station is 10 minutes' walk south and Fairview Park is the same distance north. Number 17 is in good decorative order with a bright main living room inside the front door, lit by the south-west-facing window. Off this there's a bathroom and a small but neat kitchen with a door to the paved back yard. The first floor has the two bedrooms, in an overall floor area of 527 sq ft.
184 Carrow Road, Drimnagh, D12
€290k Young's, (01) 497 5581
It's less than half a kilometre from 184 Carrow Road to Drimnagh Luas stop, on the Red Line heading for the Point via Heuston Station. If you prefer private transport, there's room in the paved front garden of the house to park at least two cars. The back garden is also fully paved, so if you plan to extend the house it won't mean uprooting any treasured plants. At present it's 677 sq ft with three bedrooms on the first floor (one a single). The ground floor consists of a fully open-plan living room, kitchen and dining room with French doors to the back garden.
37 Elm Road, Donnycarney, D9
€295k Lisney Howth Road, (01) 853 6016
The parish priest of Donnycarney back in the 1970s was one Fr Richard Quigley. According to the parish website, however, his masses took so long that the locals nicknamed him Fr Quickly. The masses were held at the Modern Gothic edifice that is Donnycarney church, built in 1969 to cater for a swelling parish, among them the residents of Elm Road, across the street from the church. Number 37 needs a little modernising but has been extended already to 915 sq ft. It has a sitting room, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor and two bedrooms upstairs.
1 Fingal Street, D8
€250k Hunters Estate Agent, (01) 493 5410
Number 1 Fingal Street last sold in 2017, for €302,000, according to the Property Price Register. At that time it was conjoined with 2 Fingal Street, and the owners secured planning permission to subdivide the two properties again. Number 1 has been extended and renovated under the supervision of an architect and now measures 614 sq ft. That includes two bedrooms - one on the first floor with an en-suite, and one downstairs at the back of the house, next to the bathroom. The ground floor also has an open-plan kitchen, dining room and living room with a cast-iron fireplace and skylights.