A chance to be king of the castle
"I'm going to miss the views from the balcony from where I can look out over the golfers as they play on the Deerpark Course. I'll also miss the walks along the nearby Burrow Beach, into Howth Harbour or up towards Howth Head."
Thus lamented B'witched lead singer Edel Lynch on selling her Sutton penthouse at Corr Castle at the high tide mark of boom property prices.
The chart topper was en route to pursue her UK singing career and before departing placed the three bed on the market for €900,000 in early 2007 – just as the market began to totter from its peak.
Corr Castle got plenty of plaudits when it first launched 14 years ago as one of the first new generation of big suburban apartment schemes on Dublin's northside and it's rare that the three bedroom units come to market.
Note that the price of a neighbouring unit to Lynch's former home has just come to market for €775,000 – just €125,000 off the market peak price which indicates how these blocks, unlike many other communal schemes, have remained in favour.
Number 78 measures twice the size of the average semi at 2,058 sq ft and has the same views Edel Lynch enjoyed.
Accommodation includes an entrance hall, a sizeable open plan drawing room and dining room, with a west facing viewing balcony off. There's a kitchen with another balcony area attached, three bedrooms, all ensuite and a family bathroom. The four viewing balcony areas together add up to 565 sqf ft, or close enough to the floor space of a regular two-bedroom apartment.
Located on the Sutton Peninsula off the Howth Road, in Dublin 13, the development also houses the historic ruin that it is named for – Corr Castle, a 16th Century tower house which is believed to be the remnant of what was once a much larger fortress – the original gated schemes in these parts.
The agents are Ganly Walters (01-6623255)