Tuesday 27 September 2016

On top of history with last penthouse

31-33 Merrion Road, Dublin

Published 28/08/2015 | 02:30

31-33 Merrion Road, Dublin
31-33 Merrion Road, Dublin

Well-heeled buyers seeking a slice of diplomatic history can opt for the final penthouse on sale at 31-33 Merrion Road, once renowned for being the residence of the British ambassador to Ireland.

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The development in Ballsbridge's embassy belt comprises three blocks and contains 50 one and two-bed apartments, ranging in size from 1,021 sq ft to 1,684 sq ft. While there are apartments under offer or at an advanced stage of talks at the Malton and Linden blocks, No. 20 Linden, on the third floor, is the remaining penthouse on the market at the development. The top-floor apartment, which has an asking price of €810,000, has two ensuite bedrooms, double- height ceilings, and two balconies.

Earlier this year, 19 apartments in the first phase of the sale of 31-33 Merrion Road were sold out within two months, netting €14m for the receiver. The apartments were built by Capel Developments in the late 1990s.

Capel first converted Malton House, a Victorian redbrick built in the late 1800s that was home to the British embassy for many years, becoming a hub for international dignitaries. The developer built two extra blocks, Grafton House and Linden House while the original Malton was being revamped.

Enquiries to: Savills 01 6181300.

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