Spoil yourself in embassy belt
23 Raglan Hall €695k
From the top floor of the Raglan Hall apartment building, at Clyde Road in Ballsbridge, you can look out over the heart of Dublin 4's embassy belt.
Nearby you'll find the embassies of Chile, Morocco, Egypt, South Korea, Turkey, Mexico, Kenya and, of course, the United States.
There's another amenity in the neighbourhood, though, that's likely to contribute far more to the day-to-day comfort of the occupants of Raglan Hall, and that's Herbert Park. It's only a three-minute walk from the apartment building, and there you can bowl, play tennis, ramble along a native tree trail or feed the ducks in the park pond.
Number 23 is a west-facing apartment on the top floor, so you can enjoy the evening sun at home instead if that's what you prefer.
It's bigger than many starter homes in the city, at 883 sq ft, and has had a recent upgrade including new bathrooms and kitchen, where there are integrated appliances included in the sale. The windows and patio doors are triple-glazed and there's zoned underfloor heating, giving the property a good energy rating of C2.
The balcony is reached from the open-plan living and dining room which measures about 22ft by 13ft and has a marble fireplace. Separately there's an eat-in kitchen with a west-facing window. Then at the other side of the entrance hall are the two bedrooms - one with an en-suite bath and rainfall shower - along with a guest shower room.
The building itself was constructed about four decades ago and has also had a facelift, with a new lift and carpets and a small library.
There's one designated parking space but parking for guests is also available.
Management fees come to €2,475 a year.
It's for sale for €695k with Janet Carroll in Blackrock (01) 288 2020.