Four on the market: with a south-facing garden
These four properties on the market come with the added attraction of south-facing gardens.
362 Griffith Avenue, Drumcondra, D9
€575k Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra, (01) 837 3737
There's a fair bit of scope to extend 362 Griffith Avenue from its current floor area of 969 sq ft, as the back garden is some 45ft long. It consists of a lawn lined with shrubs and has a shed at the end offering pedestrian access to a back laneway. Even without extending it's likely a new owner will throw a door into the garden from the rear dining room which overlooks it. Next to this is the kitchen and there's also a front living room. Both reception rooms have their original fireplaces. On the first floor are three bedrooms - two doubles with cast-iron fireplaces and one single.
168 Lower Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan, D14
€630k Sherry FitzGerald Dundrum, (01) 296 1822
As well as its south-facing back garden, 168 Lower Kilmacud Road used to have a sizeable east-facing side garden, until in 2003 the owners got planning permission to put up a separate two-storey house there. Inside, the house is 1,313 sq ft but that includes an adjoining single-storey garage that hasn't been converted and might be. Elsewhere the ground floor has two reception rooms linked by an archway, as well as a study and kitchen. The first floor has three bedrooms and a shower room. No168 is just down the road from Mount Anville school and 15 minutes' walk from Stillorgan Village.
26 Cabra Road, Cabra, D7
€525k DNG Phibsboro, (01) 830 0989
According to the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, 26 Cabra Road (or New Cabra Road as it's sometimes called) was built about 1850. It still has authentic features including high ceilings and original cast-iron railings, but it's in urgent need of rescue at this stage. Over four floors it measures 1,636 sq ft with two reception rooms at entrance level, two bedrooms and a rather peculiar sunroom on the first floor, and a third bedroom at attic level. The lower ground floor has one bedroom, a kitchen and a TV room with access to the garden, where there's a patio, shrubs and a pond. It's around the corner from Phibsborough Luas stop.
43 South Hill, Dartry, D6
€995k Lisney Leeson Street, (01) 662 4511
The rear gardens of the houses on the southern side of South Hill stand on an eminence above the tree-lined Milltown Road, on the far side of which are Temple Park and the River Dodder. The garden itself is 47ft long and on two levels, with steps between. Overlooking it is a balcony off the master bedroom - one of five bedrooms on the first floor. Downstairs there's a bay-windowed drawing room, a sitting room and a dining room along with a kitchen and utility room. The house measures 2,465 sq ft in all and needs modernising.