Four homes under €500k in Dublin 3
A choice of four properties in Dublin 3 which are available for less than €500,000.
221 Clontarf Road €425k
Savills North Dublin (01) 853 0630
There's a fairly daunting project ahead for the new owner of 221 Clontarf Road, though some of the work has already been done. It's a 19th-century terraced house in a great spot overlooking the sea, and it needs total refurbishment. Planning permission has already been secured for a huge extension. At present, it's 1,055 sq ft with two bedrooms upstairs, two reception rooms and a kitchen downstairs, and an 85ft back garden. The extension, if it goes ahead, will turn it into a 2,000 sq ft house with four bedrooms.
36 Malahide Road
€495k Sherry FitzGerald Killester (01) 833 6555
When they were built, the houses at this end of Malahide Road were across the street from Marino House. The mansion has been gone for 90 years, so nowadays they're among much more modest neighbours. Number 36 is at the end of a terrace and measures 1,615 sq ft inside, with a busy 75ft garden out the back, packed with flowers and shrubs. It has three bedrooms at entrance level, two with fireplaces. The garden level has two main reception rooms and a skylit kitchen at the back with a dining room off it.
The Gate Lodge, 118 Howth Rd
€450k Sherry FitzGerald Killester (01) 833 6555
The gate lodge for Auburn House is about the size of a one-bedroom flat, at 355 sq ft. However, it is quite a bit more unusual and quite a bit prettier than the typical apartment. The building is listed, and it's been refurbished inside and brightened up with the help of skylights. It consists of an open-plan kitchen, living room and dining room with a high ceiling, a bathroom, and one double bedroom with built-in wardrobes. It's inside the electronic gates of Auburn House, and there's a garden to the front with parking.
1 Casino Road
€395k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500
After Marino House was demolished in 1926, the estate was broken up for the development of housing set among several parks. Casino Road is among them, and Number 1 is only half a kilometre from the landmark Casino as the crow flies. It's 951 sq ft with three bedrooms on the first floor (two doubles and a single). Downstairs are two reception rooms, both with fireplaces, along with a galley kitchen leading into a sunroom at the back of the house. There's a door to a lawned garden, with hedging and shrubs.