Four on the market: north city homes under €400k
These four northside properties could be yours for under €400,000.
18 The Court, Bettyglen, Raheny, D5
€395k Sherry FitzGerald Sutton, (01) 839 4022
There are watery views from the back of 18 The Court, a duplex apartment in a cul-de-sac off Watermill Road in Raheny. The living room at entrance level has French doors to a balcony looking south-east across James Larkin Road towards the Bull Island. The living room also has a timber fireplace, and there's a separate kitchen fitted out in a pale palette. The two bedrooms are upstairs, along with the shower room, on the top floor of the block, and both are doubles. One is at the front and the other is at the back, meaning it also gets the benefit of the sea view. The overall floor area is 732 sq ft.
51 Oxmantown Road, Stoneybatter, D7
€375k The Property Shop, (01) 838 8444
In a bid to maximise the available light, the shower room at 51 Oxmantown Road has been fitted with a floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall mirror. It certainly makes for a brightly-lit space, and will doubtless supply a daily incentive to go to the gym. The shower room is at the back of the house on the ground floor. The only other room on this level is a stylish open-plan kitchen, dining room and living room, with parquet flooring and a fireplace. The stairs rise from there to the first floor, where there are two bedrooms, in an overall floor area of 659 sq ft. Parking is on the street and there's a paved and gravelled garden.
1 Convent View Cottages, Cabra, D7
€365k DNG Phibsboro, (01) 830 0989
Skaters will be well placed at 1 Convent View Cottages, on a short cul-de-sac off Ratoath Road in Cabra. It's two minutes' walk from Cabra Parkside community sports centre, whose facilities include a gym, all-weather pitch and skate park. Number 1 is at the entrance to the cul-de-sac, on the corner, and has a pleasant paved side garden with a garden room, used as an office. This is handy extra space, as the main house is just 620 sq ft, all on one floor. That includes two bedrooms, a dual-aspect living and dining room, and a kitchen. It's all in good condition and freshly insulated.
66 Ravensdale Road, East Wall, D3
€345k DNG Fairview, (01) 833 1802
There's an ambitious extension at the back of 66 Ravensdale Road, designed by an architect. As it's a narrow house, something had to be done to let light into the ground floor, and the answer in this case was an inner courtyard. You can reach this from the en-suite master bedroom and from the hall that runs from the front of the house towards the skylit kitchen/dining room at the back, where there are French doors to the gravelled back garden. There's also an oak-floored front living room, with two more bedrooms on the first floor. The house measures 1,033 sq ft in total.