9 Iona Drive, Glasnevin
€1.75M Kelly Bradshaw Dalton (01) 804 0500
Like so many houses in this locality, No9 Iona Drive was built by Alexander Strain and was lived in by his father Robert Strain. He’s found there in the 1911 census records with Alexander’s two sisters.
The east-facing rear garden of No9 is 82ft long and nicely favoured, backing onto the grounds of St Columba’s National School and the adjacent church.
Access to the garden could be improved from the kitchen or the dining room at the back of the ground floor. At the front there’s a bay-windowed reception room on each side of the hall. The upper floors have six bedrooms and there are another two rooms in the converted attic, bringing the total floor area to 2,476 sq ft.
99 Ballymun Road, Glasnevin
€600k DNG Phibsboro (01) 830 0989
This house is across the road from what was Glasnevin Model Farm and is now Albert College Park, so there’s a pleasant view out the front. Out the back, too, there’s a 100ft west-facing garden, rather unruly at the moment but awaiting a loving hand.
It was built in the 1930s and has original features including stained glass and fireplaces, but it needs some modernising.
Left of the hall are two reception rooms, with a breakfast room and kitchen at the back. This opens to a side passage leading to the garden and to the attached garage. The first floor has four bedrooms in a total floor area of 1,335 sq ft.
8 Iona Avenue, Drumcondra
€490k Frank Fleming Estate Agent (01) 830 6949
Iona Avenue, formerly known as Shanganagh Road, runs from Hollybank Road south to Dargle Road, where it ends at the walled grounds of the Monastery of St Alphonsus. It’s less than a kilometre from here to Drumcondra station.
No8, which needs refurbishment, has been extended to 1,208 sq ft, with a single-storey kitchen and dining room at the back. The two main reception rooms have also been knocked into one, and there’s a sash window looking into the kitchen. There’s also a ground-floor bathroom and three upstairs bedrooms. The back garden has a garage at the end giving onto a gated lane.
34 Drumcondra Road Upper
€625k Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra (01) 837 3737
No34 Drumcondra Road Upper is one of a pair of semi-detached redbrick houses across the road from DCU St Patrick’s campus and around the corner from DCU All Hallows campus.
It needs modernising and there’s also room to extend out the back, boosting the current 1,478 sq ft floor area. The space includes four bedrooms on the first floor, along with a shower room. The ground floor has a bay-windowed front living room with its original fireplace, and a dining room behind that, overlooking the garden. A breakfast room is at the back, with the kitchen off, and from here you can get to the side passage to the garden.