Friday 30 September 2016

4 of a kind... Apartments in the South Docklands

High up in superb Hanover

Published 17/04/2016 | 02:30

Riverside Hanover
Riverside Hanover
Forbes Quay
Windmill Lane

Four similar properties on the market in Dublin's Docklands

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High up in superb Hanover

48 Riverside Hanover,  Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2  €895,000

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For anyone employed in the tech, law and accountancy firms of Dublin's Docklands, it would be hard to find a more convenient location than this penthouse apartment, offering residents the opportunity to walk to and from work and be first into the office each morning and last to leave each night.  Proximity to the Grand Canal Dock with its Liebeskind-designed Bord Gais theatre, the five-star Marker Hotel and a good selection of restaurants ensures a wide range of leisure-time activities right on the doorstep. 

Located on the eighth floor of the landmark Riverside Hanover development, the penthouse has spectacular views over the River Liffey, with picture windows framing the views and creating bright, airy spaces. There are two designated underground parking spaces and secure code access.

No 48 has an entrance hallway, a spacious living/dining/kitchen area and a separate utility area, plus three double bedrooms with the master en suite. There's also a guest bathroom.

The kitchen comes with illuminated granite worktop areas and a stainless steel Blanco sink unit. All the Gaggenau appliances, including a built-in oven, hob, microwave, extractor fan, fridge freezer and dishwasher, are included in the sale.

No 48 is described by the agents as being in excellent condition and features a large dual-aspect balcony suitable for eating al fresco and accessed through French doors from the living area and master bedroom with magnificent views across the city. In total, the apartment has 125sqm of living space and comes with underfloor gas-fired central heating, a burglar alarm and rational windows.

Rental demand for this type of property is high and returns are strong. Transport facilities in the area are excellent, with the Dart station on Barrow Street, good bus links nearby and both train stations and Luas stops within a 10-minute walk. The service charge is currently €3,097 per annum.

Agent: Hunters (01) 668 0008

Grand Canal gallery

Apartment 16 is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom, fifth-floor apartment in the upmarket Gallery Quay development. There is 84sqm of dual-aspect living space - on one side the apartment looks out over the internal courtyard and over the other due south, towards Pearse Street and Dublin's southside. Agent Owen Reilly describes the apartment as being presented in turn-key condition and says it would be suitable for both investors and owner-occupiers. It is a 10-15 minute walk to Grafton Street, less to the Dart station at nearby Barrow Street and less again to the Dublin Bike stands at Grand Canal Square.

Agent: Owen Reilly (01) 677 7100

Quay to the Docks

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121 Forbes Quay is a two-bedroom south-west-facing apartment located in Grand Canal Dock. The agents describe the light-filled apartment as immaculate, with 88sqm of living space. There is an entrance hall, a particularly large open-plan living room opening onto a high-spec kitchen, a separate study, two double bedrooms, and two bathrooms. The master bedroom is en suite and the second bathroom is equipped with a full shower unit. In addition, the apartment has a private outside terrace and two south-west facing balconies with views of the Grand Canal Theatre, the River Liffey and the Convention Centre.

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 643 1400

Windmill Lane winner

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This one-bedroom, first-floor apartment is located in a gated development in the heart of Dublin 2 on Windmill Lane, which is home to the famous recording studio. Built in 1998, the apartment has 43sqm of living space and would be suitable for a first-time buyer or residential investor. The accommodation comprises an entrance hall, living room with balcony overlooking the development, kitchen, bathroom, storage cupboard and double bedroom with built-in wardrobe. The location is a short walk from the Dart at Pearse Street, the city centre, Trinity College and Grand Canal Dock.

Agent: Savills (01) 663 4300

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