Four on the market: in Drumcondra, Dublin 9
A selection of four properties currently on the market in Drumcondra.
227 Griffith Avenue
€795k Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra, (01) 837 3737
No227 Griffith Avenue is very close to the Upper Drumcondra Road end of the avenue and so is handy for the Drumcondra amenities. St Patrick's College, for instance, is about 10 minutes' walk. No227 is a dignified semi-detached with a fine back garden where there's a lawn, hedging and mature shrubs and trees, and there's a lawned front garden too with off-street parking. Inside it's 1,389 sq ft with four first-floor bedrooms (one en suite). On the ground floor are two reception rooms knocked into one, and an L-shaped kitchen and breakfast room with a door to the garden.
16 St Patrick’s Road
€445k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton, (01) 804 0500
The same family has owned 16 St Patrick's Road for 80 years, and while it needs some updating, there are great period features to work with, even down to the tiled front pathway. Inside you'll find high ceilings with cornicing and centre roses, original staircase and fireplaces, floors and doors. It has the two formal reception rooms typical of its era, both with fireplaces. The kitchen was replaced recently and has a utility room and shower off it. The main bathroom is on the return level and there are two bedrooms on the first floor, both with original fireplaces. It's 1,087 sq ft in all.
114 Grace Park Road
€695k DNG Fairview, (01) 833 1802
When 114 Grace Park Road was built, it had a clear view across the road to what was then called St Mary's Asylum, a Magdalene laundry run by the nuns of nearby High Park convent. The Grace Park Manor apartments stand there now instead. No114 is more or less as it was though, and could stand to be modernised a little now. It's 1,453 sq ft with four first-floor bedrooms and two ground-floor reception rooms, along with a kitchen, separate breakfast room and garage. Should you be looking to extend it, there's a 115ft back garden to work with.
52 Carlingford Road
€495k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton, (01) 804 0500
There's a nice view down the eastern end of Carlingford Road, where you can see all the way to the wooded grounds of Holy Cross College and the Archbishop's House. Having been extended as much as it can be, 52 Carlingford Road now measures 1,311 sq ft with four bedrooms. Three of these are upstairs and the fourth is on the ground floor at the back, beyond the kitchen. There are two linked reception rooms left of the entrance hall - a front sitting room and a rear dining room with French doors to a paved back garden with pedestrian access.