Four on the market: three-beds in Dublin 9
A choice of four properties currently on the market in Dublin 9.
191 Swords Road, Whitehall
€450k Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra (01) 837 3737
The houses at the southern end of Swords Road overlook the N1 to the front, a few kilometres before it links to the M50. Whatever about the inconvenience of living close to a major thoroughfare, at least you'll have a straightforward trip. Number 191 Swords Road has a private escape from traffic in a very pleasant 103-foot long back garden. You can reach the garden from a family room off the kitchen. The ground floor has two other reception rooms, and all three bedrooms are upstairs. The floor area is 1,225 sq ft.
35 Oak Court, Royal Oak, Santry
€325k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500
Like the veins on a leaf, the various cul-de-sacs of the Royal Oak estate branch off Oak Avenue, and all have names such as Oak Lawn, Oak Grove, Oak Green, Oak Rise and so on. The trees planted along Oak Court are now maturing nicely and giving the houses some shelter and privacy. Number 35 is almost at the end of the street, on the left, and has a south-facing back garden that's almost fully paved. Inside, it's 990 sq ft with a living room, kitchen and sun room on the ground floor, and three bedrooms and bathroom upstairs.
356 Collinswood, Beaumont
€385k Savills North Dublin (01) 853 0630
Collinswood is a warren of an estate off Collins Avenue, but it's saved from too much density by a plentiful supply of parks and green areas. Number 356 had a recent upgrade, so there's a newly-fitted galley-style kitchen off the dining room which has sliding patio doors. Also on the ground floor is a living room with a fireplace and double doors to the dining room. There's also a downstairs toilet, with the main bathroom upstairs along with three bedrooms (one en-suite). The back garden has a patio and lawn.
301 Grace Park Heights
€425k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500
The Ordnance Survey will tell you Grace Park Heights is in Drumcondra, but 19th-century maps of north Dublin suggest it's part of the rarely-mentioned townland of Puckstown. The estate is close to Collins Avenue, once known as Puckstown Lane. You reach it, however, from Grace Park Road. Number 301 is a three-bedroom semi measuring 1,098 sq ft, with paved gardens front and back. The bedrooms are upstairs, along with a bathroom and separate toilet. Downstairs are two reception rooms and a kitchen.