Blackrock pad with sea views
15 Rockwell Cove €675k
"They're not making any more beachfront," as those with an interest in the property business are often heard to say. It's likely it was a common saying in Kingstown in the 19th century, when the railway arrived and turned the south Dublin coast into a resort.
One property speculator who saw an opportunity was Dr Henry Kavanagh, who built an entire street of seaside villas at Idrone Terrace in Blackrock in the mid-19th century
Nearly a century and a half later they still hadn't made any more beachfront, and Rockwell Cove was built to make the most of what was already there.
It's a small development of 16 apartments at the south-eastern end of Idrone Terrace, offering its inhabitants limitless views over Dublin Bay.
The building faces due south-west, with its back to the sea. Unusually enough, the apartments have balconies on the front, town-facing side instead of on the seaward side, but it does mean the balconies are well placed for daytime sun.
Number 15 Rockwell Cove is a two-bedroom apartment measuring 791 sq ft, and there's no need for fighting over the best bedroom as they both open onto the balcony, from which you can see the spire of St John the Baptist Church. There are sliding doors between the bedrooms so you could use the smaller one as a dressing room or lounge instead.
The main living area - an oak-floored open-plan kitchen, dining room and living room - is on the seaward side, and has two big bay windows overlooking the water.
There's a store room off the balcony and extra storage in the basement, and the apartment has a B3 energy rating. It comes with one parking space and extra parking for visitors, and the management fee is €2,600 a year.
Number 15 Rockwell Cove is for sale for €675,000 with Janet Carroll in Blackrock (087) 400 2020.