Four on the market: Two-bed homes in Dublin 3
A choice of four two-bed properties offering close proximity to the city centre, in Dublin 3.
27 King’s Avenue, Ballybough
€275k DNG Fairview, (01) 833 1802
John J Farrell, resident at 27 King's Avenue in 1911, gave his occupation as dictation clerk, but owing to a transcription error he's registered as a 'dictator clerk'. If he did indeed have a dictatorial tendency then he was a lucky man, as he had six children aged under eight to dictate to. King's Avenue opens east of Ballybough Road about five minutes' from Croke Park. No27 has been carefully refurbished and gained a two-storey extension, so it now measures 839 sq ft. The two bedrooms, both doubles, are upstairs along with a shower room. Downstairs is a living room, kitchen and an office with an en suite wet room.
25 Moy Elta Road, East Wall
€240k Felicity Fox, (01) 633 4431
No25 Moy Elta Road is about 15 minutes' walk from Docklands DART station and the same distance from Connolly. It needs refurbishment but will make a tidy enough north city bolthole once it's taken in hand. It has two ground-floor reception rooms - a sitting room to the front and a living room or dining room behind it, overlooking the rear yard, which is paved and south-facing. Both of these reception rooms have fireplaces. The galley kitchen and shower room are at the back and the two bedrooms are upstairs, in a total floor area of 624 sq ft.
31 St Brigid's Avenue, North Strand
€390k Gallagher Quigley, (01) 818 3000
As well as its 1,067 sq ft of internal space, 31 St Brigid's Avenue also has a 'garden room' measuring over 10ft by 12ft, painted blue and fully insulated for use as an office or den. It's at the end of the back garden, which is paved with raised flowerbeds and a stone wall. No31 got a complete makeover back in 2000 and it has period features including high ceilings and sash windows. At entrance level there's a living room with original wood floors and a fireplace, and another reception room behind that used as the second bedroom. The kitchen is at the back and the main bedroom and bathroom are upstairs.
35 Russell Avenue East, East Wall
€325k Property Partners O’Brien Swaine, (01) 298 8508
Just down the road from 35 Russell Avenue East is East Wall Recreation Centre, where there's a playground and a playing pitch for various sports such as basketball and five-a-side. There's space for outdoor recreation at No35 as well, as it has a long back garden with a lawn and decking. Inside it's 603 sq ft and has been completely refurbished including new wiring, plumbing and insulation (its BER is now C2). The ground floor has a front living room about 11ft by 14ft, which is open-plan to the kitchen at the back, with a door to the garden. The two bedrooms and shower room are on the first floor.