Have your cake and eat it with a rustic home in Portobello
Richmond Row, Dublin 8 €485k
You could almost follow your nose to No4A Richmond Row in Portobello, Dublin 8. It's a conjoined neighbour of The Bretzel Bakery at Lennox Street, being attached to the back of the bakery and around the corner from it.
The Bretzel Bakery opened in 1870, so it has been filling the noses of the occupants of No4A Richmond Row for almost 150 years, since the house is about the same age.
The place was upgraded in the 1990s and gained a rear extension in old brick. There was still room for a patio garden out the back, and you reach that by means of double doors in the L-shaped kitchen and dining room.
This is done out in a rustic, earthy style idea for those who like artisanal baking and cooking. The dining area has a built-in bench next to a big old brick fireplace and the kitchen area is galley-shaped with a glass-block wall for light. Directly off the entrance hall is the main reception room with a wooden floor and built-in bookshelves. The first-floor return has a bedroom with an original fireplace and a bathroom tiled in ultramarine.
The first floor proper has two more bedrooms, both with fireplaces. Double doors on the landing up here give on to a sun terrace on the roof of the return level, facing due east. The internal space is 1,012 sq ft in total.
At the southern end of Richmond Row is Portobello Harbour and the Grand Canal. St Stephen's Green is less than a kilometre away, and if you're going farther afield, you can catch the Luas at Harcourt Street, which is five minutes' walk. For motorists, there's residents' disc parking in this neighbourhood.
The agent is Felicity Fox (01) 633 4431 and the asking price is €485,000.