Second to nun: Former convent can be yours in Milltown for €575k
4 Convent Hall €575k
To the dismay of the inhabitants of Milltown in Dublin 6, St Anne's convent school, run by the Sisters of Charity, closed in the mid-1990s, due to falling enrolment, and was sold.
It was then turned into a well-regarded apartment complex built by Park Developments in the 2000s.
Now that the area has attracted more residents, local parents have had to begin campaigning for the establishment of another primary school.
The Mount St Anne's development makes for an unusual mix, consisting, as it does, of the old convent buildings sharing a landscape with several modern blocks.
Number 4 Convent Hall is in the original building and has period features including high ceilings, polished wood floors and a stained-glass quatrefoil window over the front door.
The apartment is 1,195 sq ft in size on two floors. On the lower level is the kitchen, fitted with white cabinets, granite countertops and integrated appliances.
There's a short flight of steps from the kitchen up to the living room, which has a high ceiling, sash windows, panelled walls and a fireplace.
The main bathroom is also reached from the entrance hall, along with one of the two bedrooms, while the master bedroom with an en-suite shower room is upstairs.
As the former convent is on Dublin City Council's list of protected structures, there's no energy rating on the apartment, but it is heated by gas underfloor central heating.
The development is just off the Milltown Road, and there's a walkway down to the Milltown Luas stop, less than 10 minutes away. The apartments share landscaped grounds with a water feature.
Number 4 Convent Hall is for sale with Savills (01) 618 1300 and has an asking price of €575,000.