What will €450,000 buy?
A penthouse in D4 or a four-bed in Castlebar
Lough Lannagh House, Mountain View, Castlebar, Co Mayo
14 Fortlands, off Herbert Avenue, Ballsbridge,
Agent: Tuohy O’Toole
This 19th-century, four-bedroom house measures 200sq m (2,153sq ft). In Castlebar, beside Mayo General Hospital and GMIT, it sits on 0.26 hectares (about 0.65 acres) and has a terraced garden to the front, a courtyard to the side and a back garden. BER G
Plus: Lough Lannagh House comes with beautiful stone outbuildings.
Minus: It needs an update and some insulation.
Agent: Tom Maher & Co
This two-bedroom penthouse on the third floor has been revamped. Beside St Vincent’s Hospital and close to Sandymount Strand, the 87.8sq m (945sq ft) apartment has a balcony off the living room and wide glassy doors into the kitchen and dining area. There is a parking space and bicycle shed. BER D2
Plus: The floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room open out to a balcony, and there are generous glass doors between the living room and kitchen/dining room.
Minus: The common areas, including the carpark, look a little soulless.