A choice of four distinctive red-brick buildings currently for sale in Dublin 8.
€475k DNG Central, (01) 6794088
It's only a two-bedroom house, but Number 8 was home to six people in 1901 - a woman and her two children, and three boarders. Measuring 836 sq ft, there may be room to extend into the back garden. It's in very good order as it is, with original floorboards and fireplaces. The ground floor has a sitting room at the front and a kitchen and dining room at the back, as well as a bathroom with a fireplace. The two bedrooms are upstairs. The back garden is 36 ft long, and there's a small railed front garden as well.
€695k Sherry Fitzgerald Rathmines, (01) 496 6066
Number 25 began life in the Victorian era as a two-up, two-down cottage but, since then, it's been extended to a more roomy 1,249 sq ft. The ground floor has a front sitting room, and a kitchen/living room behind it, both with fireplaces. A rear extension has added a dining room, bathroom and en-suite bedroom. The other two bedrooms, also with fireplaces, are on the first floor, together with a shower room. There's a tiny Victorian knot-style front garden, and the back garden has pedestrian access to a lane.
€600k Felicity Fox, (01) 633 4431
The gardens at Dufferin Avenue used to back on to the Greenville Tobacco and Snuff factory, which must have been fragrant for residents. Today, the former factory is a business park. Number 19 is a two-storey red-brick dating from the late 1800s, extended to 1,564 sq ft. There are two reception rooms, a shower room under the stairs and a kitchen on the lower return, with another room off it for a study or utility. The four bedrooms and bathroom are upstairs. The back garden has a garage with vehicle access to a laneway.
€825k Maher Gleeson Estates, (01) 490 2888
Number 49 is on a corner site, where Synge Street joins Grantham Street. This places it about 700 metres from St Stephen's Green. It has 1,916 sq ft of floor space, including a converted attic. The ground floor consists of three rooms - two interconnected reception rooms with their original marble fireplaces, as well as a wood-floored fitted kitchen with doors to the patio garden. The first floor has a shower room and three bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, and there's a fourth bedroom in the attic.