54 The Shrewsbury, Dublin 4
€695,000 churches, 01 559 5000
Behind secure automated gates, with only the width of the N11 separating it from RTE, this penthouse at Donnybrook Castle extends to 1,300 sq ft, and comprises three bedrooms, a kitchen living/dining/sitting area. On the upside, the views are super to the west towards UCD and the Dublin Mountains.
However the kitchen units are black, a colour that may not be to everyone's taste.
602 The Cubes, Sandyford, D18
A triplex penthouse, this apartment extends to 1,722 sq ft over three floors and the top floor comprises the open plan kitchen/dining/living space. Its second floor is devoted to the ensuite master bedroom.
On the upside the kitchen island unit is ideal for hosts who like to entertain their guests while cooking.
However the skeletal Sentinel skyscraper still detracts from the Sandyford neighbourhood.
31, The Granary, Longs Place, D8
Located south of Guinness Storehouse and east of St James Hospital, this three bedroom unit, has 1,249 sq ft of internal floor space where the feature is a living room cum dining room with two doors out to the 1,368 sq ft roof terrace which wraps around three sides of the apartment.
On the upside, the views over the Liberties area of the city are great from this unit.
However, the kitchen is quite compact.
139 The Falcon, Ballinure, Cork
This two bedroom unit has a floor area extending to 800 sq ft and accommodation also includes an open-plan living/kitchen/dining area, a balcony and family bathroom. The master bedroom is en-suite and parking is underground.
On the upside angled double height windows in the living room lets you see for miles.
However there is a management service charge of €1,413 to be paid every year.