These four properties come complete with their own office.
€545k The Property Shop (01) 838 8444
There are two studios in the back garden of 71 Manor Street in Stoneybatter, one of which you could nearly live in, as it has a stove, a shower room and patio doors. There's plenty of room for both, as the garden is 130ft long and very nicely paved and planted. As to the house itself, it's 990 sq ft with three upstairs bedrooms, all still with their shuttered windows. Downstairs there's a dual-aspect lounge overlooking both the front and the rear, with a stove, and an extended country-style kitchen with an open fire and double doors to the garden.
€495k Quillsen Terenure, (01) 406 4500
The Ordnance Survey may insist Aideen Avenue is in Kimmage, and it is just off Kimmage Road Lower, but residents (and estate agents) tend to prefer a Terenure address. Number 2 is the first in a terrace of six cottages and it occupies a corner site with a sizeable 40ft back garden, at the end of which is a block-built home office or studio measuring 226 sq ft. The main house is 743 sq ft all on one floor, and has a wood-floored living room with a fireplace, an L-shaped kitchen, two bedrooms and a shower room. Both front and back gardens are paved so there's not much maintenance.
€749k DNG Phibsboro, (01) 830 0989
Number 383 Navan Road is one of a row of 1930s houses close to the Ashtown roundabout in Dublin 7. They all began as sizeable middle-class homes but Number 383 has grown a lot since it was built. It now has a two-storey extension including a 710 sq ft 'garage' that's currently used as a workshop. Should you give up work, you could incorporate it into the living space, which otherwise consists of a kitchen and an open-plan living and dining room with two fireplaces and patio doors. Upstairs are four bedrooms including a swish master bedroom with a balcony and en-suite. The floor area is 2,045 sq ft all in.
€695k Kelly Bradshaw Dalton, (01) 804 0500
The attic of 57 Rathdown Road has been converted but, owing to the vagaries of the building regulations, it can't be officially described as a bedroom. Hence it's a home office. If that's not enough for you, the garage at the end of the garden has also been taken in hand, becoming a 215 sq ft studio with a bathroom. You reach the garden from the extended rear of the house, which is now an open-plan, skylit kitchen and dining room. Double doors there lead to the front sitting room where there's a cast-iron fireplace. The house measures 1,851 sq ft in total, including three first-floor bedrooms.