Cornering the market in Clontarf
11 Mount Prospect House €495k
In the Red Stables, at St Anne's Park in north Dublin, there's a food market every Saturday where you can buy freshly baked bread, organic meat, artisan cheese and the like.
Clearly all that healthy food obviates the need for exercise, so there's nothing to feel guilty about it you have to walk only 500 metres to the market.
Number 11 Mount Prospect House is a penthouse in a development of 12 apartments at the corner of Clontarf Road and Mount Prospect Avenue in Dublin 3. It's across the street from the sea on one side and from St Anne's Park on the other, so you have your choice of walks, and it has clear views of Dublin Bay and Bull Island from the important rooms.
It's a duplex, 1,146 sq ft in size, with two bedrooms and one large and impressive living area. This is an open-plan lounge and dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the sea, and French doors opening onto a balcony. Adjoining this is a small kitchen with fitted cabinets and a tiled floor.
The first of the two bedrooms is beside the living room, though accessed from the entrance hall, and it has built-in wardrobes and opens onto a balcony.
The other bedroom - the main one - is on a mezzanine level over the living room, although there are glass sliding doors at the gallery railing, for privacy. It has skylights for extra light, and there's both a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower room with underfloor heating. The other bathroom - with a bath and shower - is downstairs, off the entrance hall.
There's communal parking outside and landscaped grounds, and the service charge comes to €1,370 a year.
Number 11 Mount Prospect House, Clontarf, is for sale for €495,000 with Sherry FitzGerald Killester (01) 833 6555.