Sunday 21 July 2019

Four on the market: Redbrick houses in northside Dublin


117 St Lawrence Road, Clontarf
117 St Lawrence Road, Clontarf
12 St Brigid's Rd Lower
8 Cliftonville Road
5 Killarney Parade

These four redbrick houses on Dublin's northside come with considerable charm.

8 Cliftonville Road, Glasnevin, D9

€850k DNG Phibsboro, (01) 830 0989

8 Cliftonville Road

Number 8 Cliftonville Road has gained a big rear extension in recent times which, while it's a boost to the interior space (now 1,651 sq ft), has left less room for a garden. Luckily the National Botanic Gardens are less than half a kilometre away, so there'll always be verdure at hand. The garden is not that small in any case: it has a patio and lawn and, at the end of it, a garage with a roller door leading to a laneway. The ground floor has two reception rooms along with an extended kitchen/dining room and a utility. The first floor has four bedrooms and there's a fifth bedroom with an en suite in the converted attic.

5 Killarney Parade, Phibsboro, D7

€495k Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra, (01) 837 3737

5 Killarney Parade

There's a small neighbourhood off the North Circular Road that might be called the Little Kingdom, as its streets are named after Kerry places including Derrynane, Kenmare, Valentia and Innisfallen. Killarney Parade is directly off the North Circular Road, across the street from the Mater Hospital. Number 5 is at the end of a terrace, on the corner of Muckross Parade, where there's a side entrance to the back yard. Inside it's 1,033 sq ft with three upstairs bedrooms, all with original fireplaces. The ground floor has a living room and dining room, also with original fireplaces and a rear kitchen, and the whole needs modernising.

117 St Lawrence Road, Clontarf, D3

€895k Gallagher Quigley, (01) 818 3000

117 St Lawrence Road, Clontarf

When they were built in the late 19th century, the houses on the eastern side of St Lawrence Road had gardens backing onto the then extensive grounds of Clontarf Castle. The castle estate has been radically curtailed since then, but St Lawrence Road remains much as it was - especially Number 117, as it's been owned by the same family all along. It's 1,615sq ft and has plenty of period features though it needs some modernising now. It has two formal reception rooms and a kitchen on the ground floor and four bedrooms upstairs. The back garden is 66ft long with a garage giving onto a lane.

12 St Brigid’s Road Lower, D9

€525k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton, (01) 804 0500

12 St Brigid's Rd Lower

St Brigid's Road in Drumcondra, is part of what must be north Dublin's most saintly neighbourhood. Nearby are streets honouring St Clement, St Anne, St Columba, St Brendan, St Joseph and St Patrick. Also honoured is the conspicuously less pious hero Brendan Behan, whose statue sits at Binns Bridge. Number 12 St Brigid's Road needs some money spent on it, although the original features are intact. The ground floor has two reception rooms, both with fireplaces, and a rear kitchen and breakfast room. The three bedrooms are upstairs. Overall the house measures 1,259 sq ft.

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