EVERY WEEK, WE cherry pick a number of homes that are all within a similar price range, to give you an idea of the property landscape at the moment.
This week, we’re looking at properties in Co Dublin for under €500,000 – including a terraced period property in Ringsend, Dublin 4 and a detached redbrick in Whitehall, Dublin 9.
Under 30 minutes from Dublin city centre is No 117 Sandford Wood, a family home that sits on a south facing site and has a large back garden. The interior is roomy and well connected, flowing from the hallway that leads to the lounge and its double doors to the open plan kitchen and dining room. The first floor is home to three bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite bathroom. The family bathroom is also on this floor.
The front of the house has a low maintenance driveway for off-street parking, which is handy seeing as you may use the car less. The house is well connected with bus links and there are so many amenities close by including plenty of shops, schools and sports clubs. Dublin Airport is also just a short drive away.
No 171 Oliver Plunkett Avenue is a great option for couples or small families who want to be close to the city centre. This terraced period property has been renovated to make best use of available light and space inside. Inside, you’re greeted by an entrance hall that leads to double doors to bring you to a roomy living room with solid wood floors and then onto the kitchen and a large downstairs bathroom. There’s also a yard to the back. Upstairs comprises two well-sized bedrooms, each with their own shower room.
The house is 83 sq m, which is quite spacious for a two-bed and a short stroll from the front door will land you in the villages of Sandymount, Ringsend and Grand Canal Dock. With easy access to the DART and endless links to the city, this is a well located and well-thought-out home.
The Liberties is Dublin 8 is a popular location for people in all walks of life, from young professionals to retirees who love being in the heart of Dublin city. This terraced house on at 24 Reginald Street is clearly a quintessential Liberties home with its redbrick facade and interior layout. The front porch leads you straight into an open plan living and dining room. A shaker-style kitchen sits at the back of the house along with a full bathroom with both a bath and a shower.
Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, the largest spans the width of the property. The second has a Stira that leads to the attic. As for location, Reginald Street is a stone’s throw from Christchurch, Temple Bar and Grafton Street and with excellent public transport links, you might leave the car at home more often than not.
Heading to North Dublin city, 493A Collins Avenue West is a detached redbrick family home in Whitehall that’s close to everything from schools and shops to Dublin Airport and the city centre. The DCU campus is a four-minute walk away. The city centre is only 5km which makes it an easy commute with several bus routes close by.
The accommodation comprises a bright and well-appointed entrance hall leading to a spacious lounge and fully fitted modern kitchen/dining room with double glazed french patio doors to the back garden. The main bedroom, upstairs, has an en suite bathroom while every one has a built-in wardrobe.
Double glazed PVC windows are fitted throughout and the home is set up with a security alarm. All of the kitchen appliances are included in the sale as is the Barna shed in the back garden.