Four on the market: in Marino
A selection of four properties currently on the market in Marino.
129 Brian Road, D3
€420k DNG Fairview, (01) 833 1802
Number 129 Brian Road is part of a terrace of three houses on the corner where Brian Road meets Shelmartin Avenue, and a good part of its site is occupied by a 172 sq ft garage - either a blessing or a waste of space, depending on your view. The house is 1,066 sq ft with some period features but it needs an update. It has three bedrooms on the first floor, all with original cast-iron fireplaces. A possible fourth bedroom is on the ground floor if you don't want an extra reception room. Otherwise there's a living room with a fireplace, a dining room and an eat-in kitchen.
29 St Declan’s Road, D3
€460k Sherry FitzGerald Killester, (01) 833 6555
Back in 2004, an extension was built onto the back of 29 St Declan's Road, making room for a big, open-plan kitchen, dining room and lounge. The kitchen has skylights and French doors to the nicely tended back garden with a patio and lawn, and the lounge has a gas-fitted fireplace. Double doors in the lounge lead to a living room at the front of the house with another fireplace. The floor area now is 1,184 sq ft, all in good decorative order, but there's more space to be carved out of the attic if needs be. The first floor has the three bedrooms and the bathroom.
103 Brian Avenue, D3
€395k DNG Fairview, (01) 833 1802
Brian Avenue is one of several streets radiating out from Croydon Park - a pleasant, leafy spot with mature trees, where the First Dublin Fairview Scouts have their den. Number 103 Brian Avenue is only 200 metres from the den, so your youngsters can be practising their knots within three minutes of home. It's a three-bedroom end-of-terrace house measuring 936 sq ft and it needs modernising. There's a back garden big enough to extend into if you can get planning, and a front garden that you could convert to a parking area. The three bedrooms are upstairs while the ground floor has a living room, dining room and kitchen.
3 Croydon Park Avenue, D3
€440k Hamill Estate Agents, (01) 833 2534
Croydon Park Avenue runs roughly south to north between Marino Park and Croydon Park, so residents have a daily choice about which way to go to walk the dog. Number 3 Croydon Park Avenue is at the Marino Park end, where you'll also find Marino football club, and it's about 10 minutes' walk from Clontarf DART station. The house has been extended to 1,033 sq ft with three first-floor bedrooms (one a single). The ground floor has a living room with a fireplace and double doors to the extended kitchen and dining room at the back. There are patio doors there to a tiered back garden, and there's off-street parking out the front.