A choice of four two-bed properties currently on the market in Dublin 8.
€575k Felicity Fox, (01) 633 4431
Number 35 Victoria Street has a front garden only - no back garden - but the owners have done their very best to make the most of it. The garden faces west and is made private by a hedge, and you can get to it not only from the front door but also from the dining room, a single-storey skylit room to the side of the 646 sq ft house. Off the dining room is the fitted kitchen and a shower room, and the ground floor also has a bay-windowed living room with a stove in the fireplace and original wooden floors. The two bedrooms are upstairs, along with another bathroom with a bath and overhead shower.
€310k Sherry FitzGerald Rathmines, (01) 496 6066
The last time 26 Harman Street sold was in 2013, going for €128,000 in March of that year, according to the Property Price Register. Since then this late 19th-century house has had quite a lot of value-boosting work done to it, and is now in prime condition. It consists of two first-floor bedrooms and one ground-floor reception room with a fireplace, along with a kitchen and bathroom, and it measures 592 sq ft in all. Harman Street is off Donore Avenue. The nearest Luas stop is Fatima, about 10 minutes' walk away.
€525k Lisney Leeson Street, (01) 662 4511
Kingsland Park Avenue is among the streets built on the site of the old Portobello Gardens, where there were regular fireworks and acrobatic displays in the Victorian age. The avenue runs south of Harrington Street and is two minutes' walk from the Grand Canal. Number 13 is 764 sq ft inside and has both an internal courtyard with a tiled floor and an inviting back garden with climber-clad walls. To the front there's a living room, with an eat-in kitchen behind it with its original stove. Beyond the courtyard are the two bedrooms and the bathroom, with a bath and overhead shower, is at the back.
€350k Sherry FitzGerald Sundrive, (01) 492 2444
O'Reilly Avenue in Mount Brown is directly to the north of St James's Hospital, site of the new children's hospital, and about half a kilometre from the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Number 57 is at the end of a terrace and of a cul-de-sac, tucked into a corner next to some appealing verdure. It's 732 sq ft and its two double bedrooms are upstairs, both with original fireplaces. The ground floor has a living room at the front and an L-shaped fitted kitchen at the back, both rooms also having fireplaces. The kitchen opens to a paved back yard.