Four on the market: in Harold's Cross
A choice of four properties currently available to buy in sought-after Harold's Cross.
1 Adrian Avenue, D6W
€645k Sherry FitzGerald Terenure, (01) 490 7433
Number 1 Adrian Avenue is a Second World War-era semi that's been extended and completely modernised, throwing open the interior spaces to do away with that constricted, Emergency atmosphere. The extra floor space includes an extended kitchen and dining room on the ground floor at the back, with skylights and a wall of windows giving onto a decked back garden. Also on the ground floor is a bay-windowed family room at the front, with a fireplace. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, and above that the attic has been converted to a study with a dormer window and skylight. The floor area is 1,292 sq ft.
76 Leinster Park, D6W
€675k Felicity Fox, (01) 633 4431
The greyhound racing stadium at Harold's Cross is so close to 76 Leinster Park that, if the dogs were still running (the stadium closed last February), you could almost hear their breath from your garden. Number 76 is at the end of a terrace in this gated estate, and measures 1,496 sq ft on three floors. There are two bedrooms on the first floor and another two on the second floor, with a bathroom on each level. Downstairs there's a sitting room and a kitchen-diner with doors to a decked back garden. There are communal gardens out the front, and an annual service charge of €995.
6 Mount Drummond Square, D6
€425k Sherry FitzGerald Rathmines, (01) 496 6066
Most of the houses at Mount Drummond Square have pedestrian gates at the front, so you have to park on the street. Number 6, though, has made over part of the front garden as a driveway, keeping a bit of shrubbery as well. The house itself is 603 sq ft in a two-up, two-down arrangement, and it needs modernising. The ground floor has a living room at the front with a fireplace and sliding glass doors to a kitchen. There's a door there to a back hall with a guest toilet and access to the garden, where there's a 185 sq ft shed. The first floor has two bedrooms and a bathroom.
16 Drummond Place, D6
€350k DNG Terenure, (01) 490 9000
Drummond Place runs in a north-easterly direction off Mount Drummond Avenue in Harold's Cross, and is less than five minutes walk from the Grand Canal and Clanbrassil Street. Number 16 is the second house in a terrace and has been renovated and extended to 652 sq ft. That includes two bedrooms, one on the ground floor and the other, the main bedroom upstairs, its original cast-iron fireplace and a walk-in wardrobe. You reach that bedroom from a spiral staircase in the main downstairs room - an open-plan kitchen, dining room and living room with a tiled floor. The ground-floor bedroom is used as a study.