City centre views of Dublin Mountains
Oxmanstown Lofts, Smithfield, Dublin 7
At the time of the Norman invasion, the Vikings or Ostmen (East-men), as they called themselves, were exiled to the north of the River Liffey. There they founded the hamlet of Austmanna-tún (Homestead of the Eastmen), a name later corrupted to Oxmanstown.
For more than a millennium, Oxmanstown served as a major market and trading site. The Dublin Loft Company, run by Peter Cosgrave's sons Mark and Andrew, has referenced the area's Scandinavian roots at the new apartment block it is launching this weekend.
The firm commissioned James Earley, a Dublin street artist who designed the latest Jameson limited edition bottle, to create a large mural inspired by an ox for the entrance foyer to Oxmanstown Lofts. These 15 apartments, near the old Jameson Distillery, are among the few new apartment developments in Dublin city centre. Buyers will be able to take in views of the capital and the Dublin Mountains from the five-storey building's roof garden.
There is a coffee shop and bicycle storage on the ground floor.
Twelve of the homes are two-bed apartments, with sizes ranging from 888 sq ft to 911 sq ft, while two are three-bed penthouse apartments measuring from 1,111 sq ft to 1,194 sq ft. There is also a one-bed 612 sq ft penthouse apartment for sale. Prices start at €320,000 for the two-bed apartments.
The development is located beside a Luas stop and close to the Four Courts, the Law Society and Heuston Station.
The show apartments at Oxmanstown Lofts open today between 12pm and 2pm, and viewing continues tomorrow and Sunday, between the times of 2.30pm and 4pm.
Enquiries to: Hooke & MacDonald (01) 6318402.