Four on the market: at €500k
Four properties currently on the market which could be yours for €500,000.
7 Larkfield Gardens, D6W
€500k O'Connor Shannon (01) 496 8111
Larkfield Gardens takes its name from Larkfield House and Mills, owned by the Plunkett family, which became a military base before the 1916 Rising. Number 7 is semi-detached and stands on a corner site, so there may be scope to extend it. The house is 700 sq ft, with three bedrooms on the first floor, two of them with fireplaces. The ground floor has a living room with a cast-iron stove in the fireplace, a galley kitchen, and a bathroom. The commercial centre of Kimmage is about three minutes' walk form the house.
6 O’Donnell Gardens, Co Dublin
€500k Tom O’Higgins (01) 284 5007
An Post lists the official address of 6 O'Donnell Gardens as Glenageary, but really it's in Glasthule, about 300 metres from Sandycove & Glasthule DART station and two minutes' walk from St Joseph's Church and the main street. Number 6 O'Donnell Gardens is at the end of a terrace. It's 775 sq ft but there's planning permission (granted last year) for a new extension to the rear and side. At present it has a living room, an eat-in kitchen, and three first-floor bedrooms. The front garden is paved for parking.
90 Abbeyfield, Killester, D5
€500k Sherry FitzGerald Killester (01) 833 6555
Under the 'Houses for Heroes' scheme, a massive housing project was undertaken to accommodate returning veterans of WWI. One of the biggest schemes was in Killester, and 90 Abbeyfield was one of those houses. It was built in the 1920s and has been in the ownership of the same family for almost 100 years. It's only 807 sq ft but there's a huge, 130ft lawned garden out the back, and most of the neighbours have extended into theirs. It's all on one floor, with a living room, a kitchen, bathroom and three bedrooms.
29 St Alban’s Road, D8
€500k O’Connor Shannon (01) 496 8111
There's a big refurbishment project at hand for whoever takes on 29 St Alban's Road, off the south Circular Road, starting by removing the paint from the Victorian red-brick. It's 818 sq ft in a split-level arrangement, with some original features including the floorboards in the living room, at entrance level. The first floor has two bedrooms and on the lower ground floor there's a dining room and a kitchen. Out the back there's a 40ft yard with access to a rear lane, and it's about a 15-minute walk from here to St Stephen's Green.