These four properties come with all the charm and character you would expect from period houses, with the added benefit of a city centre location.
€425k Sherry FitzGerald City Centre (01) 643 1400
According to the 1901 census, House No10 at Belvedere Avenue was a tenement, with six families living in it - numbering nine individuals ranging in age from 22 to 80.
The street runs north of the North Circular, and the house they shared is in the middle of a terrace and measures (now at least) 1,598 sq ft on three floors, now needing modernisation. At entrance level, there are two reception rooms and there are three bedrooms on the first floor. The basement has a family room at the front and a kitchen at the back. There's a pleasant lawned garden out the back with lane access.
€315k Quillsen Ranelagh (01) 499 5050
Built in the first decade of the 20th century, Greenore Terrace is reached from both Macken Street and Grand Canal Street Lower, and is about 10 minutes' walk from Grand Canal Dock station. No29, at the corner of Greenore and Rostrevor Terraces, is a small pied-a-terre, measuring just 505 sq ft, and it needs refurbishment. The ground floor has a living room to the front with an original fireplace and a kitchen at the back, with a lobby off leading to a shower room and to the back yard. Upstairs are two bedrooms - a double and a single.
€750k Knight Frank (01) 634 2466
Whoever buys No17 Pearse Square as a family home will be able to rope in a little State support to refurbish the place: it's part of the 'special regeneration area' of the Living City Initiative, which means there's tax relief on the cost of doing it up. There's scope for turning it into more money too as it has a garage at the end of the garden and many of the neighbours have turned theirs into mews.
Inside, the house has four bedrooms on the first floor, two reception rooms at hall level and a kitchen and living room in the basement, amounting to 2,105 sq ft in all.
€350k DNG Phibsboro (01) 830 0989
The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage has No528 North Circular Road as one of a group of terraced houses built about 1900, "plainly detailed but enlivened by contrasting brick detailing around the openings, and contributing to the variety and architectural heritage of the streetscape". No528 has lost some of its interesting architectural features, but some fireplaces and a bit of ceiling ornamentation remain, as well as a tiled front path. It has two ground-floor reception rooms along with a kitchenette, and two first-floor bedrooms with a bathroom on the return.