4 of a kind... North Docklands apartments
471 castleforbes square, Block K, Docklands, Dublin 1 €350,000
Perched high on the eighth floor of Block K in Castleforbes Square, is a two-bedroom apartment boasting views worthy of any master or mistress of the universe. It sits in a well-managed development at the Point Village end of the north quays in the heart of the Dublin Docklands, positioned adjacent to what will be the new Central Bank headquarters. Agent Owen Reilly says that No 471 is in turn-key condition and the apartment faces south with panoramic views across the docklands, framed by the Aviva Stadium and Dublin Mountains.
The apartment has been upgraded recently in readiness for sale. There is an entrance hall with a spacious utility closet and hot press, a generously proportioned and light-filled living/dining room with access to a south-facing terrace and a smart kitchen fitted with vanilla gloss units and integrated appliances.
The two double bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and share a bathroom and there are new LHZ Combination Electric energy saving radiators throughout.
Castleforbes Square is a location in high demand from both investors and owner-occupiers, being only 10 minutes to O'Connell Street and 20 to Grafton Street. The IFSC and Grand Canal Dock are also within a short walk.
Key amenities in the area include the Three Arena, Odeon Cinema and Gibson Hotel, while transport links are good, with The Point Luas stop on the doorstep.
Major multinational employers already in the area include KPMG, Price Waterhouse Cooper, Yahoo and Facebook, with many more corporate tenants due to occupy the new developments on both sides of the river.
Additional pedestrian bridges across the Liffey are due to be installed and will make access to the South Docklands even easier.
No 471 comes with a secure parking space and the building has an attractive communal roof garden. There is an annual management charge of €1,380 and Owen Reilly estimates the monthly rental value at €1,850.
Agent: Owen Reilly (01) 677 7100
45 Saunders House, Spencer Dock
45 Saunders House in Spencer Dock is a smart, two-bedroom, first-floor, dual-aspect apartment in, say the agents, immaculate condition. There are buckets of natural light and space, 83sqm of living space and a high standard of finish that includes hardwood floors in the living room and hallway, with the kitchen and bathroom floors tiled. Concierge service and 24-hour security are two additional features that make Spencer Dock the stuff of yuppie fantasy and the convenience of the location for anyone working in the IFSC or city centre will be a draw for those who love to spend every waking hour at the office.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 643 1400
This two-bedroom duplex apartment in Clarion Quay comes to the market in what the agent describes as excellent internal condition, with a unique light-friendly design, gas under-floor heating and a designated underground car space. The 83sqm interior includes a hall with storage and an open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with access onto a balcony terrace that faces south-west. There are two double bedrooms, with the master en suite, a walk-in wardrobe and a bathroom. The apartment has a tenant in situ, producing an annual rent of €18,000, and the annual management charge is €3,200.
Agent: DNG Ella Dunphy (056) 778 6000
Riverstown House, Spencer Dock
This top-floor, south-facing, two-bedroom apartment with parking is located in the heart of the Dublin Docklands, in Riverstown House, Spencer Dock, which was designed by award-winning architects, Scott Tallon Walker. The apartment's features include a contemporary fully equipped kitchen, luxurious bathrooms and a generous south-facing terrace, plus 24-hour CCTV coverage and a concierge service. The accommodation includes a hall, living room with off-set kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Runners and cyclists love Spencer Dock's own Linear Park, while lazier folk appreciate the proximity to the Luas.
Agent: Owen Reilly (01) 677 7100