Four on the market: two-beds in Dublin 7
A selection of two-bed properties currently on the market in Dublin 7.
53 Annamoe Park, Cabra €395k
Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra, (01) 837 3737
Google Street View in 2014 captured a small, exceedingly hairy dog disgracing himself in the green area that lies in the centre of Annamoe Park. Number 53 faces directly onto the green so it's handy for dog owners, who will of course pick up any leavings. The house has been extended at the back, taking the floor area to 786 sq ft and adding a kitchen with sliding doors to the decked back garden. The ground floor also has a living room and there are two bedrooms upstairs, one with a cast-iron fireplace. There's also a bathroom with a rain shower. Number 53 has been recently refurbished with a heating and insulation upgrade, so its BER is now B3.
38 Geraldine Street, Phibsboro
€250k Property Team Lappin Estates, (01) 882 5730
The Limerick Chronicle in 1944 carried an obituary for journalist Joseph K O'Leary, who had written for the Daily Express and the Evening Mail and also for this newspaper. He died at home at 38 Geraldine Street, where he'd have had all the blessings of the nearby Blessington Street Basin, a two-minute walk away. Number 38 is a split-level terraced house down the street from St Joseph's Church. It has a living room, a dining room and a kitchen on the ground floor and two bedrooms upstairs, and it's 603 sq ft. The agents are seeking cash buyers.
10 Ivar Street, Arbour Hill
€395k Sherry FitzGerald City Centre, (01) 643 1400
It's about a 10-minute walk from 10 Ivar Street to DIT Grangegorman and about 15 minutes to Smithfield and the Luas stop. Number 10 is a brick mid-terrace house that's had a careful and tasteful makeover, preserving its period features. It's 603 sq ft with two rooms on each floor. At the front on the ground floor is a living room with a wood floor and cast-iron fireplace. An internal hallway lined with storage cabinets leads through to the kitchen at the back, with the bathroom off it. The two bedrooms are upstairs, both with wood floors and one with a fireplace.
27 Temple Cottages, Phibsboro
€275k Lisney Howth Road, (01) 853 6016
Temple Cottages was designed in the late 1870s by the illustrious firm of Thomas Newenham Deane & Son, who also gave us the National Museum and Library at Kildare Street. The cottages were built for the Dublin Artisans' Dwelling Company at an estimated cost of £108 per house. They're in a nice spot, overlooking the gardens of King's Inns to the front and with the new Broadstone Luas stop across the road, and only 15 minutes' walk from O'Connell Street. Number 27 is 592 sq ft with two first-floor bedrooms and, on the ground floor, a living room and a kitchen. There's a tiny (50 sq ft) courtyard out the back.