Panoramic views from this Botanic Hall apartment
As often as the word 'panoramic' is misused, it's an accurate description of the views from this penthouse apartment in Glasnevin.
Number 60 Botanic Hall, in Addison Park, has a large, wraparound roof terrace of its own, accessible from all its rooms.
From that terrace you can see the nearby Botanic Gardens and Glasnevin Cemetery – offering views of growth and decay in their most pleasing forms – as well as the Dublin and Wicklow mountains away to the south.
Though the building looks a little unprepossessing from the outside, the penthouse is generously proportioned, at 1,235 square feet, and nicely finished.
All the rooms lead off a long, L-shaped entrance hall. There are two double bedrooms – the master with en-suite bathroom, and another slightly larger bathroom, as well as a storage room.
The galley kitchen, measuring just over 13 feet by seven feet, has tiled flooring and recessed lighting. Directly linked to the kitchen is the living room (19 feet by 13) with wood flooring and built-in bookcases.
Double doors lead from the living room into a large dining room (21'10" by 13'4") jutting out onto the roof. This has floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides looking onto the terrace and, beyond, over the city towards the mountains. There is plenty of room for seating and outdoor dining on the terrace. And should you feel disinclined to plant a container garden there yourself, you can always just look at the Botanic Gardens instead.
Addison Park was built in 2004, and the agents claim the development is around 82pc owner-occupied. The apartment comes with two underground parking spaces. It's around 10 minutes' drive from Junction 5 of the M50, and about 20 minutes or less from Dublin Airport.
- Number 60 Botanic Hall is on the market for €440,000 through Sherry FitzGerald Drumcondra (01 837 3737).