Four on the market: period houses in Dublin 7
These four period houses offer homes of character in Dublin 7.
20 Charleville Road, Phibsboro
€725k DNG Phibsboro, (01) 830 0989
Charleville Road, a stately tree-lined street flanked by red-brick houses, runs due north from the North Circular Road, about five minutes' walk from DIT Grangegorman. Number 20 needs a little modernising but there are 1,916 sq ft to work with and many period features are still intact. The ground floor has two formal reception rooms, both with marble fireplaces, as well as a breakfast room with a fireplace and a separate kitchen. The split-level first floor has three bedrooms, all with original fireplaces. There are gardens front and rear, with a vegetable plot and a sizeable greenhouse in the back garden.
22 Aughrim Street, Stoneybatter
€495k Property Shop, (01) 838 8444
Some of the houses on the northern side of Aughrim Street have wonderfully big back gardens, and Number 22's is among the best of them. Its garden is about 100ft long, lined by stone walls and with a kissing tree in the middle of it. The house itself has had a recent makeover but still has quirky period features within. To the left of the entrance hall is a living room with a corner fireplace in brick. There's a second reception room to the right with two fireplaces, and a dining room at the back next to the kitchen. On the first floor are three bedrooms and a study, giving a total floor area of 1,313 sq ft.
25 Shandon Drive, Phibsboro
€450k DNG Phibsboro, (01) 830 0989
Number 25 Shandon Drive was built about 1930 and although it's been well maintained, it still looks much the same as it might have looked then, with high, corniced ceilings and original fireplaces. It has gained a small extension, however, increasing the floor area to 1,052 sq ft and creating a ground-floor layout that a new owner will probably want to rearrange. It consists of two reception rooms, a kitchen and breakfast room and a utility room. The utility offers the only access to the pretty back garden where there's a lawn and flowering shrubs and a garage needing renovation. Upstairs are three bedrooms, two doubles and a single.
5 Arran Quay
€795k Sherry FitzGerald City Centre, (01) 643 1400
They don't get much more central than 5 Arran Quay, an outstanding example of a Liffeyside Georgian townhouse built in 1800. According to the Property Price Register it last sold in December 2016 for €450,000, and during the subsequent renovations the old shop sign for the Dublin Clock Company was uncovered and restored, along with the Georgian features within. It's 1,938 sq ft on five floors with a basement. The ground floor has a wood-floored kitchen and dining room with a door to the rear courtyard, and the first floor has a living room with a fireplace. There are four bedrooms on the upper three floors and two more rooms in the basement.