Redbrick terrace with studio on the Drumcondra end of Richmond Rd
24 Richmond Road, D3 €475k
Some of the residents of Drumcondra (the bit that finds itself in Dublin 9), might get a little sniffy from time to time about the inclusion in their district of those living in Dublin 3.
They have some grounds for disapproval too, as any number of estate agents on the northside will use the word 'Drumcondra' in preference to, for instance, Ballybough or - if they're really pushing it - Fairview.
Richmond Road, however, despite its Dublin 3 postcode, is firmly inside the borders of Drumcondra, as it occupies - at least at its western end - the townland by that name on early maps.
No24 is at the extreme western end of the Road, near Drumcondra Road Upper and Drumcondra Bridge. It's in the middle of a terrace of some two dozen two-storey redbricks, all with south-facing gardens that end near the banks of the Tolka River.
In the case of No24, the back garden has been nicely landscaped with paving and gravel, raised planters and wooden benches. At the end of it is a garden room currently used as a utility.
You reach the garden through French doors in the extended living/dining room at the back of the house, which is open-plan to the mosaic-tiled kitchen (the rooms communicate through an archway).
There's also one bedroom (now used as a sitting room) to the front on the ground floor, and another three bedrooms upstairs, the main one with a walk-in wardrobe. The bathroom is on the first floor too and has a bath with overhead shower.
That brings the total floor area to 969 sq ft, and the whole place has had a recent refurbishment, including double-glazed sash windows.
No24 is for currently for sale with an asking price of €475,000 through DNG over in Fairview (01) 833 1802.