Thursday 17 August 2017

Top let: Grand designs on the rental market

  • Bellevue Park, Dublin 4

  • Rent: €4,160 per month

The open-plan living kitchen features a mezzanine
The open-plan living kitchen features a mezzanine
The exterior of the property
Concertina doors open out to a courtyard
The ensuite bathroom
Sinead Ryan

Sinead Ryan

This four bedroom family home is located at the rear of Elm Park Golf Club on a cross street that connects it to Woodbine Park. That sandwiches it between St Vincent's Hospital and the Tara Towers hotel in Booterstown, which means the coastline isn't far away.

So location wise, it benefits from the QBC on the N11 into town, the Dart stops at Booterstown and Sydney Parade, and the road network.

It was built in 2008 and its construction takes a modernist approach, with plenty of use of wood and white paint. It is being let unfurnished, which gives a good sense of the space, which is considerable, extending to around 2,500 sq ft over three floors.

The exterior is misleading, as the third floor is initially invisible, but the interior has been opened to double height, with the entire living area one big space with lovely polished wooden flooring.

The exterior of the property
The exterior of the property

A mezzanine straddles the kitchen area, which is L-shaped and leads out to the interior courtyard/patio via full length concertina doors, giving it a very European feel.

The accommodation comprises this giant area, which houses the fully fitted chef's kitchen with a double American fridge and several wall mounted ovens. The wood/white theme is continued in the contemporary look and there is a breakfast bar island unit.

The living space, which has recessed storage, fire and television, spreads out from here and there is room for a dining area.

The whole could really be utilised in a number of ways, so the tenant has plenty of options. There is also a smart home office on this level.

On the top floors are the four bedrooms, three bathrooms and another living room in the Minstrel's Gallery area, which overlooks the main space downstairs.

The quirky bedrooms have slanted roofs, velux windows or doors out to the decked balcony. The bathrooms are top quality with a free-standing bath in the main.

Concertina doors open out to a courtyard
Concertina doors open out to a courtyard

Outside, the garden is very low maintenance, just the large patio area with box hedging and low level plants.

This is most likely a family corporate let, but would also suit a family needing accommodation temporarily for a rebuild, or as employees of the hospital or indeed any of the nearby embassies.

LEASE: One year

Enquiries: Hopkins Ward (01) 4967954

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