Four on the market: red-bricks in Phibsboro, Dublin 7
A selection of four distinctive red-brick properties currently on the market in Phibsboro
11 Leinster Street North
€475k DNG Phibsboro, (01) 830 0989
Leinster Street runs west from Phibsboro, so at the end of the street you can turn left for the Grand Canal or right for Phibsboro's main drag: Doyle's Corner is a five-minute walk. No11, which needs a little refurbishment now, stands at 1,304 sq ft with four bedrooms - two doubles and two singles. The ground floor has two reception rooms left of the entrance hall and a kitchen and utility at the back. A door there opens to the paved back garden with pedestrian access to a gated laneway. The former North City Flour Mills is beyond the garden wall.
24 Great Western Villas
€295k Mason Estates, (01) 830 4000
Phibsboro Luas Stop is less than five minutes' walk away from 24 Great Western Villas, but if you were to walk into town you'd be at the top of O'Connell Street in about 20 minutes. No24 is a two-bedroom house measuring 581 sq ft, and it's a renovation project. The two bedrooms are on the first floor while downstairs there's a living room with a tiled fireplace at the front, and a kitchen and shower room at the back. There's no garden but you can at least partake of the fresh air and verdure at Great Western Square, just around the corner.
40 Great Western Square
€395k DNG Phibsboro, (01) 830 0989
No40 Great Western Square fronts onto the public park that gives the street its name, and now that the cross-city Luas has opened, it backs onto the Luas line. The Phibsboro stop is two minutes' walk away. A gated laneway runs behind the houses and gives access to their back gardens, which in the case of No40 is paved and with a concrete shed. The kitchen is towards the back of the house and there are the two traditional reception rooms off the entrance hall, both with fireplaces. The first floor has three bedrooms and the main bathroom, and the floor area comes to 969 sq ft in all.
28 St Joseph’s Place
€320k Allen & Jacobs, (01) 210 0360
St Joseph's Place is in a little warren of streets about three minutes' walk from the Blessington Street Basin, an almost secret public park with an artificial island for its ducks. No28 is at the end of a terrace and has been completely renovated and extended. It now measures 753 sq ft with two bedrooms on the ground floor, although one makes more sense as a study because it has doors to the back yard. You'll be more likely to make your second bedroom in the converted attic. The kitchen, living and dining room is an open-plan affair and has a cast-iron stove and a vaulted ceiling with skylights.