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Top let: Grand designs on the rental market

18 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2; Rent: €5,500 per month

Published 11/09/2015 | 02:30

The open-plan kitchen/living room of the Lower Baggot Street property
The open-plan kitchen/living room of the Lower Baggot Street property
The exterior of 18 Lower Baggot Street
The living room looking out to the balcony
The kitchen and dining area at 18 Lower Baggot Street

This imposing Georgian terraced house was redeveloped into apartments last year and the largest of these, which combines two knocked-together units, creating a substantial 1,658 sq ft four-bedroom space, is now available for rent.

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Clearly the location is ideal, situated in the middle of Lower Baggot Street, around the corner from the Merrion Hotel, Grafton Street and Government buildings and is likely to go as a corporate let given the proximity to the city centre and the space to house more than one employee at a time.

Another likely option would be a professional couple looking for some extra living space, according to agent Julie Higgins of Savills.

Located on the first floor of the building, there are two entrances, one at the front and separately on Fitzwilliam Lane, which runs parallel to Baggot Street at the rear.

The property houses a reception and library for residents and has a private balcony, double-height solid oak doors, floor to ceiling double-glazed windows and the use of a rooftop and courtyard garden.

The interior layout is open plan and modern, with a kitchen/living/dining room making up the main space.

The kitchen section is finished with white hi-gloss units and a full range of appliances. There is a short breakfast bar and separate table and chairs for more formal dining. The floor is white porcelain tile.

Crossing to the living area, this has been carpeted in pale grey with sofas and easy chairs placed about.

Floor to ceiling windows offer access to the decked and glass balcony which runs the length of this space. It has seating areas provided outside for sunny afternoons. There is plenty of shelving and storage in place.

Two of the four bedrooms are ensuite but there are two separate bathrooms also, so all in all, everyone has their own facilities.

It is fully furnished in a light, contemporary style with plenty of splashes of colour amid the muted off-whites (designers call these 'accents'), but there is plenty of space to add personal items of furniture or flourishes of design to make it home.

There is secure underground parking for two vehicles, which is a real boon given the atrocious on-street arrangements in this part of town, but given the proximity to shops, restaurants and transport links you might get away with not needing either one.

Lease: One year

Enquiries: Savills (01) 618 1739

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