Four on the market: three-beds in Dublin 7
A choice of four three-bedroom properties currently available to buy in popular Dublin 7.
51 Rathdown Road, Phibsboro
€450k DNG Phibsboro, (01) 830 0989
Most of the original features are intact in 51 Rathdown Road, but the place does need some refurbishment, not least in a lean-to arrangement at the back that obstructs access to the garden. Elsewhere the ground floor has a kitchen and two traditional reception rooms, square in shape and both with fireplaces. There are original fireplaces too in two of the first-floor bedrooms (the third bedroom is a single). The floor area amounts to 1,507 sq ft in total. The back garden is lawned and gives access to a gated rear laneway. Grangegorman Luas stop is just around the corner.
55 Manor Street, Stoneybatter
€435k Sherry FitzGerald City Centre, (01) 643 1400
Dublin City Council granted planning permission in 2015 to demolish the single-storey wing to the rear of 55 Manor Street and replace it with a swanky two-storey extension. This would obviously eat into the 76ft back garden but it would transform the house, making room for a much bigger and brighter kitchen and allowing for five bedrooms instead of three. It currently measures 1,294 sq ft and needs modernising in any case. The ground floor has a living room, dining room and kitchen and the three bedrooms are upstairs, beneath a skylit attic room.
28 Berkeley Road, Phibsboro
€475k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton, (01) 804 0500
The last time 28 Berkeley Road was sold was in 2013, for €155,000, at a time when the Dublin property market was beginning to recover from the crash. It has 1,001 sq ft, all newly refurbished and insulated, and as well as its three main bedrooms (one downstairs and two on the first floor) there's a study that's used as a fourth bedroom. The ground floor also has a living room and newly fitted kitchen, and there's a block-built shed in the back garden. It's across the road from the Mater hospital and down the street from Mountjoy prison. Both Broadstone and Phibsboro Luas stops are under 10 minutes' walk.
50 Villa Park Gardens, Navan Road
€575k Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra, (01) 837 3737
You're eight minutes' walk from the Phoenix Park at 50 Villa Park Gardens, but the property has plenty of verdure of its own as well with a 120ft back garden. This allows for the possibility of extending the house from its current size of 1,044 sq ft, and there's also scope to do something with the attached garage. The three bedrooms (two doubles and a single) are upstairs, while the ground floor has two reception rooms linked by double doors, a conservatory and kitchen. The conservatory gives onto the lawned back garden, where there's a greenhouse.