A selection of four-bed properties currently on the market in Dublin 9.
€650k Lisney Howth Road (01) 853 6016
The agent's description of Calderwood Grove as "a quiet residential road" is no exaggeration. It's in fact a laneway east of Calderwood Road, supplying rear access to houses along Griffith Avenue, and Derryshall is the only residence on it. It's a pretty, single-storey bungalow measuring some 1,132 sq ft (not including a quite roomy L-shaped attic), but there's planning permission here for a substantial extension, adding another 592 sq ft. As it stands, it has a wood-floored living room and a dining room linked by double doors, and a dual-aspect kitchen with stairs to the attic room, as well as two double bedrooms with patio doors and two singles (one ensuite).
€475k Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra (01) 837 3737
A keen gardener has been hard at work out the back of No44 Lorcan Road, leaving not much for a new owner to do apart from bits of maintenance in between bouts of rest. The garden is 70ft long and has a lawn, shrubs and apple trees. At the sunny end of the garden is a patio, a greenhouse and a little summerhouse for taking the weight off even when it rains. The house itself has been extended to 1,367 sq ft with the four bedrooms all on the first floor (one ensuite). The ground floor has a front living room opening to a dining/family room that gives on to the kitchen. There's also an adjoining garage, unconverted.
€595k DNG Phibsboro (01) 830 0989
Across the road from No68 Home Farm Road is the copper-domed Corpus Christi church, dating from 1941, which shares its rather lovely, leafy grounds with the 1930s-built Corpus Christi Girls' National School. No68 is from the same era and has some authentic features, including high ceilings and original doors, but it has been modernised as well, and extended to 1,292 sq ft with the addition of a conservatory. Elsewhere, the ground floor has a living room and family room communicating through an archway, a small kitchen and a study. The four bedrooms are upstairs.
€700k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500
As it's divided into two flats at present, No4 Lindsay Road is something of a project. The bones, though, put in place by builder Alexander Strain back in 1910, are still there, including the ornate plasterwork, sash windows and fireplaces. Left of the entrance hall are the two classic reception rooms with fireplaces. The kitchen is at the back and leads to the paved, south-facing back garden. There's a bedroom and bathroom on the return level and another three bedrooms on the first floor (along with a kitchenette), bringing the total floor area to 1,690 sq ft.