Four on the market: in Glasnevin
A selection of four properties available to buy in Glasnevin.
8 Iona Crescent, D9
€895k Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra, (01) 837 3737
Number 8 Iona Crescent occupies a corner site and has a bigger-than-average garden, which is some 75ft long by 33ft wide. What's more, it's a garden that has been well loved - filled with shrubs, climbers and flowerbeds, and an inviting lawn. Number 8 is an Alexander Strain-built house measuring 1,647 sq ft. It needs some modernising now but has period features including cast-iron fireplaces, stained glass, and high ceilings with coving. The ground floor has two reception rooms and a breakfast room with separate kitchen. There's one bedroom and a bathroom on the return level and three more bedrooms (one a single) on the first floor.
28 Iona Villas, D9
€749k DNG Phibsboro, (01) 830 0989
As it stands, 28 Iona Villas is a roomy enough 1,658 sq ft, having been already extended since it was built in the 1950s. Should you want more space, though, you may find there's scope to extend into the back garden or build into and above the garage, as some of the neighbours have done. The house has four first-floor bedrooms and a fifth bedroom in a rear extension downstairs. Also on the ground floor are two reception rooms and a kitchen with a door to the back garden. The street is a cul-de-sac about a kilometre from Drumcondra station.
38 Claremont Crescent, D11
€525k DNG Phibsboro, (01) 830 0989
Before the housing estates of Claremont were built, the area had a far more colourful designation. It was a townland known as Slutsend, a name that has now vanished from the modern maps. Claremont Crescent is between the Royal Canal and Glasnevin Cemetery, and is less than 10 minutes' drive from Junction 5 of the M50. Number 38 is 2,002 sq ft on three floors and has a 40ft, low-maintenance back garden with astroturf and a patio. You reach it from the extended kitchen and dining room on the ground floor, where there's also a living room. The first floor has four bedrooms, and there's a fifth bedroom and a games room on the second floor.
25 Iona Road, D9
€895k Quillsen Glasnevin, (01) 850 0900
The houses at the western end of Iona Road back onto the five-acre former Smurfit printworks site, sold to developers Eastwise last year for a planned 119 new homes, to be known as Botanic Quarter. Like its neighbours, 25 Iona Road was built by Alexander Strain, and the signs of his master craftsmanship are still intact. It's 1,604 sq ft with four bedrooms upstairs. The ground floor has two reception rooms linked by sliding doors - a bay-windowed lounge at the front and a dining room behind it, both with marble fireplaces. The kitchen is at the back and opens to a lawned back garden, where there's a detached garage.