Four on the market: Under €300k in Dublin 8
A choice of four properties in Dublin 8 which could be yours for under €300,000.
6 St Nicholas Place, The Liberties, D8
€290k Young’s (01) 497 5581
Though ostensibly a cul de sac, pedestrians can exit St Nicholas Place at its eastern end and find themselves on Patrick Street, near the Iveagh Baths and about 15 minutes' walk from St Stephen's Green. Now needing refurbishment, No6 is 525 sq ft on two floors, with a small, south-facing courtyard out the back. The ground floor has a kitchen to the front and a living and dining room behind that, with a fireplace. A recently fitted shower room is at the back and there are two bedrooms on the first floor.
12 The Laundry, Hybreasal, D8
€295k Lisney Leeson Street (01) 662 4511
The Laundry is one of the former outbuildings of St Patrick's Convent, once a 'home for the aged' and now converted into apartments. No12 is at the end of a terrace and measures 636 sq ft with a skylit mezzanine level above the ground floor, which is where the one bedroom is, open to the main room below. Downstairs there's a living room with a short flight of steps up to a kitchen and another short flight up to a little conservatory giving onto the back garden. One designated parking space goes with the property. Rialto Luas stop is eight minutes' walk away.
12 Ring Street, Inchicore
€285k Felicity fox (01) 633 4431
The current owner of No12 Ring Street has refurbished and extended the house, putting up a single-storey skylit rear extension. This is now the living room and it has French doors to the south-facing back garden. The living room is open-plan to the kitchen, where the original back wall of the house is now an exposed brick feature wall with the original window still there. What must have once been the living room, at the front of the ground floor, is now a bathroom, unusually enough, and on the first floor there are two bedrooms. The total floor space is 650 sq ft.
2 Saint Francis Square, John Dillon St
€295k Sherry fitzgerald Rathmines (01) 496 6066
It may look small, but back in 1911, No2 St Francis Square was home to no fewer than ten people - a builder's foreman, his wife and their eight children, all usefully occupied with jobs or studies. The house measures a mere 420 sq ft but it's in good condition and even has an inviting little paved back garden with shrubs and flowerbeds. You reach this from French doors in the main living and dining room, where there's a vaulted ceiling and a fireplace. Off this is a skylit kitchen and there's one bedroom to the front of the house.