Sunday 26 May 2019

Four on the market: red-bricks in north city Dublin


24 Buckingham Street Upper
24 Buckingham Street Upper
15 Rutland Street Lower
29 Church Road
17 Dunne Street

These four red-brick properties in north city Dublin come with enormous potential.

29 Church Road, East Wall, D3

 €425k  Owen Reilly, (01) 677 7100

29 Church Road

The last time 29 Church Road changed hands was in 2012, when property prices were at about their post-crash lowest. In April that year it sold for €187,000, according to the Property Price Register. Prior to that planning permission had been granted in 2011 for a first-floor rear extension, and a new owner may be able to renew that. As it stands it's 1,076 sq ft, including a single-storey skylit kitchen and dining room at the back, where there are doors to the paved back garden. There's a sitting room at the front, with the original cast-iron fireplace, along with a bathroom. The three bedrooms are upstairs.

17 Dunne Street, D1

€195k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton, (01) 804 0500

17 Dunne Street

There are not many houses available for under €200k in Dublin any longer, but 17 Dunne Street is one of them ­- a corner house at the end of a terrace where Dunne Street meets North Great Clarence Street. It measures only 495 sq ft, with one bedroom, so might suit a couple or single person willing to make a relatively affordable gamble on the north inner city. It's in good condition and has some nice decorative touches. The front door opens directly into the open-plan living and dining room, off which are the bathroom and the kitchen. The stairs goes up from there to the bedroom which occupies the whole of the first floor.

24 Buckingham Street Upper, D1

 €545k DNG Central, (01) 679 4088

24 Buckingham Street Upper

The terrace of nine houses, of which 24 Buckingham Street Upper is a part, gets its honourable mention in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. It dates the terrace to 1860 and praises its handmade brick facades, although in the case of Number 24, the doors and windows are PVC now. The houses are on two storeys with a basement, and in Number 24 the basement holds two bedrooms. There are two more bedrooms on the first floor, while at entrance level is a reception room, kitchen and bathroom. The floor area is 1,939 sq ft and a recent renovation included an energy-efficiency upgrade; its BER is C1 now.

15 Rutland Street Lower, D1

 €240k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton, (01) 804 0500

15 Rutland Street Lower

The word 'Lower' notwithstanding, there's only one Rutland Street nowadays, Rutland Street Upper having more or less vanished from the map (its northern end is now Sean O'Casey Avenue). It runs north from Sean MacDermott Street to Summerhill, and its most famous landmark is undoubtedly the imposing edifice of the Pro-Cathedral national school, built in 1910. Number 15 is across the street from the former school and about half a kilometre from Connolly Station. It has two bedrooms upstairs and, on the ground floor, a living room, kitchen and bathroom. It measures 506 sq ft in all.

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