On the market... Three near Marino Casino
A choice of three properties on the market at Griffith Avenue, St Aidan's Park Avenue and Philipsburgh Terrace.
Explore the avenue
Technically, Number 20 Griffith Avenue is not in Marino, because Griffith Avenue is Dublin 9, not Dublin 3. At this end of the avenue, though, you're within striking distance of the Casino, and only 15 minutes' walk from Clontarf Road station.
Number 20 is a four-bedroom semi-detached house looking across the tree-lined avenue towards Marino Credit Union and St Vincent De Paul girls' school.
It has two reception rooms with original tiled fireplaces on the ground floor, as well as a kitchen/dining room with a chessboard-tiled floor, and a guest toilet.
There's also a family room that's in use as a fourth bedroom, while the other three bedrooms and main bathroom are upstairs. Total floor space is 1,324 sq ft.
There's off-street parking to the front, and a south-facing back garden, with a deck and storage shed.
The agent is DNG Fairview, (01) 833 1802, and the asking price is €650,000.
A Casino safe bet
James Caulfield, who commissioned the building of the Casino at Marino in the late 18th century, lived at Marino House.
The house was demolished in 1926 (though of course the Casino still stands), and the estate was broken up for the development of housing, set among a series of parks. St Aidan's Park Avenue, Dublin 3, is one of the results. Number 11 St Aidan's Park Avenue is one of a pair of adjoining red-brick, two-storey properties.
It's 1,065 sq ft in size, with two reception rooms on the ground floor, both with cast iron fireplaces and varnished original floorboards, and a modern fitted kitchen. The first floor has three bedrooms and a shower room.
There's space to park two cars in the gravelled front garden, while the southeast-facing back garden, has a lawn, shrubs and a garden shed.
It's on the market for €390,000 with Gallagher Quigley in Fairview, (01) 818 3000.
A Marino base
Number 20 Philipsburgh Terrace, a mid-terrace, two-storey house in Marino, Dublin 3, was extended at the back some years ago, so that it now measures 1,087 sq ft.
The ground floor has two reception rooms - a living room and a dining room - knocked into one, with a cast iron fireplace. An archway leads from the living room into a dining room/sunroom with doors to the garden, and to the tile-floored fitted kitchen.
Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and a shower room, and a set of pull-down stairs to a floored attic above.
The 30ft back garden has pedestrian access to a lane way at the rear, and there's off-street parking on the cobbled front driveway.
Clontarf Road station is about a 20-minute walk away, or you can catch the Number 123 bus to the city centre on nearby Philipsburgh Avenue.
The agent is Property Team Lappin Estates in Phibsboro, (01) 882 5730, and the price is €395,000.