Four on the market: Red-bricks in Dublin 3
A choice of four impressive red-brick properties currently on the market in Dublin 3.
25 Church Road, East Wall
€325k Sherry FitzGerald City Centre, (01) 643 1400
Across the street from 25 Church Road is a flight of steps that will take you up to East Road, giving you a shortcut down to the Docklands. The 3 Arena, for instance, is a 10-minute walk from here. No25 is at the end of a red-brick terrace and measures 780 sq ft, with a living room with a fireplace, a kitchen and a bathroom on the ground floor and three bedrooms upstairs, all needing redecoration. There's a railed town garden to the front and a large concrete yard out the back.
50 Howth Road, Clontarf
€695k Quillsen Fairview, (01) 833 5844
No50 Howth Road and its conjoined twin No52 are set farther back from the street than their neighbours, giving them long front gardens. No50 has a rather threadbare lawn out the front but there's planning permission to make a driveway there. The back garden is quite something, being over 150ft long and giving access via a laneway to Charlemont Road. The house itself stands at 1,894 sq ft and needs work. On the ground floor it has two reception rooms left of the hall, both with fireplaces, and a breakfast room and kitchen at the back. There are five bedrooms upstairs and a bathroom and shower room.
12 Melrose Avenue, Fairview
€525k Sherry FitzGerald Killester, (01) 833 6555
Melrose Avenue runs north-west of Philipsburgh Avenue and is lined with nicely cared-for red-brick houses and, on the southern side, mature and healthy-looking street trees. No12 is about halfway along on the southern side which means it has a south-facing back garden, although it's mainly paved. You reach it from the kitchen on the ground floor, where there are also two formal reception rooms - a bay-windowed front sitting room and a rear dining room with a fireplace. There's a shower room on the first-floor return and three bedrooms on the first floor proper, in a total floor space of 1,216 sq ft.
122 St Lawrence Road, Clontarf
€965k Gallagher Quigley, (01) 818 3000
Arthur Griffith lived at 122 St Lawrence Road between 1911 and his death in August 1922, aged 51. A plaque on the front wall of the house commemorates him with the line, "His monument, an Ireland free". The place is divided into flats at present but you can consider converting it back into a family home, and live as Arthur did, discreetly agitating. It will take some modernising and it is a protected structure, and the back garden includes a commercial garage. Inside it's 1,862 sq ft with three flats on the ground floor and four upstairs at present. It is less than three miles from Dublin city centre.