Four on the market: north city homes under €300k
A selection of four properties on the market in north Dublin which could be yours for less than €300,000.
62 Carlingford Road, Drumcondra, D9
€295k Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra, (01) 837 3737
Number 62 Carlingford Road last sold in 2016, fetching €222,150 in December of that year, according to the Property Price Register. It still needs total refurbishment today, but it now comes with full planning permission (granted last year) for a two-storey extension at the back. Once extended, Number 62 will almost double in size, to 1,208 sq ft with three bedrooms. At the moment it's 643 sq ft and has two rooms on the ground floor, both with fireplaces, and a bedroom upstairs with an original wood floor and fireplace. Out the back is a ramshackle courtyard garden abutting a common laneway.
2 Mount Dillon Cottages, Artane, D5
€295k DNG Raheny, (01) 831 0300
The price of 2 Mount Dillon Cottages on Malahide Road has lately been reduced from €325,000. It's in the middle of a terrace of three 19th-century red-brick artisan cottages near the Artane Roundabout. Number 2 is 764 sq ft, all on one floor. There are two bedrooms off the entrance hall, one with a study or dressing room off it, to the back. To the right of the hall is a front living room with a fireplace, and at the back is the kitchen, with a utility room and bathroom off it. From the utility you can reach the back garden, which is in a neglected state and has a pedestrian exit. There's a lawned garden to the front.
5 Ashford Place, Stoneybatter, D7
€295k Sherry FitzGerald City Centre, (01) 643 1400
There's almost nothing left to be done with 5 Ashford Place, other than perhaps to plant some flowering climbers along the trellises in the back garden. It's a tiny, neat cottage of 425 sq ft in a trendy part of town about 15 minutes' walk from both Smithfield market and DIT Grangegorman. The living room is directly inside the front door and has a timber fireplace. Off this to the right are the two double bedrooms, and at the back, through a small lobby where the shower room is, can be found the galley kitchen. A door there leads to the decked rear yard.
5 Caledon Road, East Wall, D3
€275k DNG Fairview, (01) 833 1802
Number 5 Caledon Road is around the corner from the Sean O'Casey Community Centre, whose facilities include a theatre, gym, playschool and football pitch, and it's less than 10 minutes' walk from Docklands train station. It has been extended to 700 sq ft and the ground-floor accommodation has been made open-plan. The living room is to the front, and there's both an archway and a hatch connecting it to the kitchen at the back. Beyond this is a bathroom and a utility area giving access to the paved back garden which, though small, does face south-west. The two bedrooms are upstairs, both with original fireplaces.