Sunday 17 December 2017

Live like a Quinn...Sean Junior's selling his Dublin penthouse apartment for over €1m

The Quinns' lavish Dublin apartment
The Quinns' lavish Dublin apartment

Alan O'Keeffe

Now you too could 'live like a Quinn'. Sean Quinn Junior is selling his Dublin penthouse apartment and is seeking more than €1m.

The luxury property at Alder Lodge, Farmleigh Woods, Castleknock, is displayed through stunning photographs online.

Sean Quinn Jnr Photo: Collins
Sean Quinn Jnr Photo: Collins

The businessman, son of former billionaire Sean Quinn Senior, is selling the three-bedroom apartment, with three bathrooms, through Flynn and Associates. The apartment came to the attention of the Irish Independent through Daft.ie's 'properties to rent' section where it had been listed for rent at €3,000 per month.

But, in a brief telephone conversation, Mr Quinn informed us the apartment was up for sale.

The apartment is listed in the website's 'properties for sale' section with a price tag of €1,050,000.

The exceptional property has been the home of Mr Quinn, his wife Karen and their children. The Flynn and Associates description of the Alder Lodge home declares "rarely do you see such an exceptional three-bedroom penthouse apartment situated in the highly sought after development of Farmleigh."

Another view of the apartment
Another view of the apartment

The apartment appears to have been maintained in remarkably good condition. It has a floor area of almost 2,500 sq ft and has solid wooden floors and a balcony off every room, overlooking manicured gardens.

A "magnificent study" and an "impressive spacious lounge with feature high ceiling" are mentioned along with "open-plan kitchen with superbly fitted units and granite worktops".

The bedrooms include a master ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. There is also a jacuzzi bath.

The agents state that it is within a few minutes walking distance of the Phoenix Park and Castleknock village, including primary and secondary schools, shops, restaurants and transport links.

Karen Quinn
Karen Quinn

The photographs accompanying the listing show a luxuriously furnished property with high ceilings and an abundance of natural light.

The study is shown with a large and beautifully proportioned desk. There is a surround-sound system in every room and the lounge has four chandeliers.

In October 2013, the High Court heard Mr Quinn junior's half share in the property was offered to purge a contempt of court matter.

At that time, the property was described as Mr Quinn Junior's only asset.

Another room in the apartment
Another room in the apartment

The property was valued back then at around €400,000 and property values generally have been steadily increasing in recent months and years.

Sean Quinn Junior, who once owned 20pc in the Quinn Group, the Belfry golf club in the UK and various other properties, wed Karen Woods in the middle of contempt of court proceedings brought by Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC).

He spent part of his early married life in jail for contempt of court in 2012.

Another High Court case against IBRC and its special liquidator Kieran Wallace was adjourned briefly as the couple welcomed their second baby boy.

Irish Independent

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