These four properties offer close proximity to the city centre on Dublin's northside.
€450k Move Home (01) 884 4690
At the Amiens Street end of Buckingham Street Lower is a terrace of quite grand red-brick houses on two storeys over basement, dating from 1850 or so. No39, at the end of the terrace, has been in the same family for generations and has some lovely original features, including its fan-lit front door, corniced ceilings, fireplaces and window shutters (although the sashes are gone). It does, however, require substantial renovation. It has two ground-floor reception rooms and two bedrooms upstairs, with another two rooms in the basement. Its size is 1,938 sq ft and there's a 50ft garden.
€245k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500
No4 Healy Street has been extended at the back to the full length of its southwest-facing rear garden. What's left now is a passage leading to a pedestrian exit to a lane joining Summer Street North. The extension has allowed for a kitchen some 14ft 6ins long, with a bathroom and utility at the end of it. The front of the ground floor has been made open-plan and consists of one main living and dining room. A stairs rises from this room to the first floor where there are two bedrooms, one front and one back and both doubles. The floor area amounts to 605 sq ft in total.
€295k Flynn & Associates (01) 831 8311
No10 Emerald Street last sold in 2013 for a mere €106,000, according to the Property Price Register. It's part of a terrace of 13 mid-19th century houses in red brick, valued by the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage for their arched entranceways. They're also generally appreciated for their proximity to Docklands Station, four minutes' walk away. No10 has been extended at the back so it now measures 978 sq ft, but it does need refurbishment. The ground floor has a lounge at the front and the kitchen at the back, with a utility area and a bathroom off. There's an upstairs shower room as well and three bedrooms.
€400k The Property Company (01) 835 8833
Richmond Parade is a cul de sac, which you can reach by veering off Summerhill Parade, making your way through Richmond Cottages and turning left. The gardens of these houses abut the banks of the Royal Canal. No9 is in good condition but, at present, it's arranged into two sets of living quarters and so will need to be reunified for a family. The ground floor has two bedrooms, a bathroom and an open-plan kitchen and living room with doors to the decked garden. Upstairs, there's another living room and kitchen, plus two more bedrooms (one ensuite). The whole place measures 1,364 sq ft.