Dual-aspect apartment in Ringsend where the waters come together
Apartment 3 Camden Lock, D4 €385k
The Camden Lock apartment buildings at South Dock Road in Ringsend, Dublin 4, were built on a site where once stood a sal-ammoniac factory, producing ammonium chloride. This area was once a big industrial base utilising water from the River Dodder. In the Victorian era and the early 20th Century, the location was a major hub factories, gas works and lime works.
Nowadays the neighbourhood has been transformed and Camden Lock is popular residential district, occupying a fashionable bit of real estate between the Grand Canal Dock and the Dodder just as the two waterways prepare to converge on the Liffey. After decades of nurture, the River Dodder is today brimful of wildlife and in recent years otters have been spotted feasting on the sea trout and wild trout stocks it holds.
No3 Camden Lock is a dual-aspect apartment on the first floor of the first block, next to the Grand Canal Dockyard, and it's had a good bit of refurbishment since it was built.
There's a new kitchen and bathroom, new oak parquet floors, underfloor heating in the bathroom, and new built-in wardrobes in the two bedrooms.
There may be a quarrel over the bedrooms because one of them gives onto a brick-walled balcony. Neither bedroom has an en suite but they are both next to the main bathroom where there's a bath and overhead pumped shower.
The kitchen is open-plan to the main living room, where there are two windows and a raised fireplace.
The overall floor area is 624 sq ft.
The apartment comes with one parking space and there's a landscaped shared garden out the back.
The service charge here comes to €1,487 a year. Grand Canal Dock station is about 10 minutes' walk away.
No3 Camden Lock is for sale for €385,000 with Allen & Jacobs (01) 210 0360.