Top let: Grand designs on the letting market - Pembroke Lane
Pembroke Lane, Dublin 2, Rent: €7,000 per month
Flynn Mews House may have started life in 1847 as a coach house but there the similarity ends. With an extraordinary glass and concrete extension built on to what was a mews cottage in total disrepair, LA-based Irish architect Lorcan O'Herlihy has created a contemporary, minimalist living space bouncing it firmly from the 19th to the 21st century.
The straight-forward information is that there are four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a kitchen, utility and living room, but that is to understate it with aplomb. The house comes fully furnished, but in a spare style. Every piece is there with deliberate purpose.
The main portion of the original building houses a bedroom, ensuite and a study area. From here, there is a glass tunnel which gradually slopes downward towards the cubist extension which is on two stories - ground over basement.
This has the kitchen/dining/living area (with fully integrated appliances) and hardwood and marble-topped breakfast bar, a media room with integrated entertainment system, and master bedroom, which has a free-standing bath, wet room with skylight and dressing room.
At the upper level are two further bedrooms, both ensuite. Another of the bedrooms also has a dressing room.
There are three courtyards on split levels and a rear garden, all of which can be seen from any angle within the house. There are double height ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass windows utilised throughout.
Sustainability was included in the brief for the build, with solar panels and climate-controlled central heating. It was constructed as part of the Dublin Green Building pilot programme which uses recycled glass content, high levels of insulation and an underground heat pump system.
The property comes with off-street parking for two cars and electronic gates.
Lease: One year minimum.
Enquiries: Bergins (01) 901 4234.