Four on the market: Ranelagh, Dublin 6
A choice of four properties currently available to buy in ever-popular Ranelagh.
20 Cherryfield Avenue Lower, Ranelagh
€750k Quillsen Ranelagh (01) 499 5050
Cherryfield Avenue (Lower and Upper) opens south off Sandford Road in Ranelagh, and the whole top end of the street is lined with early 20th century bay-fronted houses, most of whose stone facades have been painted. No20 needs modernising and has period features, including high, corniced ceilings and picture rails. The two formal reception rooms are left of the entrance hall and at the back, there's a breakfast room and separate kitchen, as well as a utility room that gives on to both an inner courtyard and the back garden. Upstairs there are four bedrooms - two doubles and a single - in a total floor area of 1,141 sq ft.
27 Swan Grove, Ranelagh
€550k Lansdowne Partnership (01) 660 1922
Swan Grove became briefly famous in the 1990s for being one of the addresses of Martin Cahill, aka the General, the colourful bank robber known for his Mickey Mouse shorts and crafty evasion of the gardai. No27 (which is not the General's former abode) is in the middle of a terrace and measures 1,023 sq ft on three floors, all in good condition. It has two bedrooms on the first floor and a third, ensuite bedroom on the top floor. On the ground floor, there's a front living room and a rear kitchen with a door to a west-facing back garden.
36 Mountpleasant Avenue Upper, Ranelagh
€1.25m DNG Donnybrook (01) 260 0200
Dating from the late 19th century, No36 Mountpleasant Avenue Upper offers visible proof of just how energy-efficient a really old period house can be made. Having been recently refurbished with high-grade insulation, underfloor heating and double-glazing in the sash windows, No36 now has an up-to-the-minute energy rating of B2. It's also been extended to 2,548 sq ft, with three reception rooms on the ground floor along with a wall of windows overlooking the 60ft garden. The first floor has four bedrooms (two ensuite) and there's another room at attic level giving on to a balcony.
7 Beechwood Avenue Lower, Ranelagh
€750k Colliers International (01) 633 3700
No7 Beechwood Avenue Lower now needs refurbishment, and it's likely a new owner who wants to extend it can hope to find the city planners sympathetic, as they've been elsewhere on the street. It's 1,251 sq ft with an unruly back garden that you might extend into, surrounded by an appealing old brick wall. You reach it from the kitchenette on the ground floor, where there's also a dining room, bathroom and one bedroom, also with a door to the garden. Off the entrance hall is the main reception room, with a 12ft ceiling and original fireplace, and there are two more bedrooms on the first floor, both with original fireplaces.