Peek inside four of Dublin's most luxurious penthouses on the market
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Deluxe in the Docklands
71 Kirkpatrick House, Spencer Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1 €1.1m
Located immediately to the east of the International Financial Services Centre, at the epicentre of current North Docklands development, is the luxury, waterside Spencer Dock apartment complex.
Set within an award-winning landscape, the apartments feature floor-to-ceiling windows and top-of-the-range contemporary kitchens and bathrooms as standard. Last year, seven of the penthouse apartments were launched for sale. Carefully arranged in stepped blocks, these duplex penthouses benefit from terrific light and views.
In terms of location and quality features, this super-sized apartment - it has 257sqm of living space - is being touted as an alternative family home to a Victorian redbrick in Dublin 4 or 6. Certainly, teenagers and college-age offspring will relish the city centre location, and their parents may make substantial savings on taxi fares too.
Instead of a garden, there's a large south-facing terrace for eating out of doors. Inside, the apartment has high ceilings, a light-filled interior and open-plan layout. Arranged over two floors, the accommodation comprises a large entrance hallway with guest lavatory, open-plan living room, a double-height, triple- aspect lounge and a state-of-the-art Miele kitchen, all of which open on to the wraparound terrace.
At the lower level, there are three double bedrooms. The master has a wet-room en-suite and walk-in wardrobe, and there is also a utility room and family bathroom. There is a full concierge service, and the penthouse comes with two designated parking spaces.
Agent: Owen Reilly (01) 677 7100 / Hooke & MacDonald (01) 661 0100
Based in Blackrock
For sale: €750k
The Rockford Manor development on Stradbrook Road in Blackrock is gated and there is wheelchair access to No 119 via a lift from the underground car park. The apartment has three double bedrooms and 154sqm of living space.
The master bedroom is en-suite and a large family bathroom is shared by the second and third bedrooms. Built in 2002 by Sorahan, Rockford Manor is popular with both families and those downsizing from larger properties in the area.
The living areas are designed with entertaining in mind, and open out on to one of the penthouse's two terraces, from where there are lovely views.
Blackrock and Monkstown are both within walking distance, public transport is convenient, and the apartment comes with two designated parking spaces.
Agent: Hunters (01) 275 1640
Settled in Skerries
For sale: €295k
Head out of Dublin to Skerries and you get a lot of penthouse for your money.
No 9 Kittiwake in Barnageeragh Cove is a spacious two-bedroom apartment with uninterrupted sea views and 83sqm of living space.
The apartment features high ceilings, a mezzanine area, two balconies and a high standard of finish throughout. The master bedroom is en suite and has its own balcony, while the second bedroom has access to the family bathroom.
The open-plan kitchen has high-end wall and floor units, with the appliances included in the sale, and the open-plan living area has double doors leading to a large balcony.
Skerries Village has plenty in the way of shops, cafes and restaurants, and the scenic coastline is on the doorstep.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Blanc (01) 890 0944
Fabulous in Foxrock
For sale: €785k
Located on Brighton Road in the heart of Old Foxrock, No 26 Hollybrook is a spacious four-bedroom penthouse apartment with 306sqm of living space over two floors.
The rooms are bright and well-proportioned, with high ceilings, and there is a high standard of finish throughout. The penthouse comes with 24-hour concierge services, designated parking underground, an on-site gym and leisure centre, and is set among beautifully-landscaped grounds.
Hollybrook is a few minutes' walk from Foxrock Village, which has proper shops, including a butcher and post office, cafes and restaurants; Bistro One and The Gables are particularly popular. Foxrock Golf Club, Carrickmines Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, and Leopardstown Race Course are all close by.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 289 4386