Four northside houses to buy near new Luas line for under €600K
With the new Luas link-up due in weeks the Dublin 7 area has even more to offer
238 Phibsborough Road, Dublin 7: €449,000
343 North Circular Road, Dublin 7: €595,000
242 Carnlough Road, Cabra, Dublin 7: €325,000
9 George’s Wharf, Phibsborough, Dublin 7: €395,000
- Address: 238 Phibsborough Road, Dublin 7
- Price: € 449,000
- Agent: DNG
A climb up Constitution Hill, past the Dublin Bus garage at Broadstone gives a real sense of Phibsborough’s lofty situation, and in a few weeks time new Luas trams will add colour and convenience as they snake through the streetscape.
The steep climb leads past brick terraced homes, Georgian to the left and Victorian to the right where a terrace of eight properties are set back about three metres from the road on a raised footpath.
Number 238 Phibsborough Road is one of these, a mid-terrace two-bed that was bought by its owner in 2004. The house has two interconnecting reception rooms that feel bright thanks to the large windows with plantation shutters for privacy and lofty 3m-high ceiling heights. The front room is a sitting-room, the back room – a dining or breakfast room – can be sectioned off by closing double glass doors.
On the return to the rear is a galley-style kitchen with a small breakfast bar, floor-to-ceiling units, wood countertops and grey tiled floor. The bathroom is to the rear, with a small corridor between housing a utility press for the washing machine and wall-mounted rails to dry clothes. It’s a simple but effective way to keep laundry out of sight.
The bathroom is impressively big and nicely finished in limestone effect tiles. It has a full-size bath with shower and natural light.
There is a small yard with a shed to the rear and pedestrian access to a lane.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms. A lane nearby leads to Royal Canal Bank Park and on to the Basin at Blessington Street. You can be in O’Connell Street in about seven minutes. The D2 BER rated house measures 95sq m (1,023sq ft), and is seeking €449,000 through agent DNG. Luas stop: Broadstone DIT.
Three more to buy close to new Luas stops:
343 North Circular Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7
Luas stop: Phibsborough
Double-fronted, listed Georgian end-of-terrace with two fine reception rooms (one of which could be a bedroom), a low-ceilinged kitchen, lovely hall return, enormous family bathroom, and two good-sized bedrooms, plus room to extend into outhouses to the rear subject to planning. The north-facing back garden is 23m long with vehicular rear access. Originally purchased in 1993 for £40,000 by then civil servant Celia Larkin (former partner of taoiseach Bertie Ahern) for her elderly aunts who were tenants there for many years. The 138sq m property went on the market through Lisney for €595,000 in June this year.
242 Carnlough Road, Cabra, Dublin 7
Luas stop: Broombridge
Two-bed, end-of-terrace with vehicular rear access to a large east-facing back garden, about 20m long so there is scope to extend. There’s also room to the side of the property. The house, which measures 61sq m, is asking €325,000 through agents Property Team Lappin Estates.
9 George’s Wharf, Phibsborough, Dublin 7
Luas stop: Broadstone DIT
Duplex, five-bed in an early 1990s development overlooking Royal Canal Bank Park. The 119sq m property has been rented out and needs an upgrade but comprises a small eat-in kitchen, a large open-plan living room with a uPVC conservatory and small balcony, both with westerly aspects. Upstairs there are five bedrooms. The Basin, with access onto Blessington Street, is a three-minute stroll. O’Connell Street is less than a seven minute walk. The C3 BER rated property is seeking €395,000 through agent O’Connor Shannon.