Thursday 20 September 2018

Apartments in heart of capital come in turnkey condition

William Beckett House, Pembroke Row, Dublin 2

William Beckett House roof garden
William Beckett House roof garden

William Beckett House on Pembroke Row, just off Baggot Street in the heart of Dublin 2, is not entirely a new residential development: the apartment complex was completed by Galway builders O'Mahony Finnerty in 2008, the year of the property crash.

However, instead of putting the new units up for sale, the apartments were let out.

In 2013, William Beckett House was sold to Westbourne Capital by a receiver appointed by Danske Bank, and the apartments are just about to be placed on the market amid soaring prices in the centre of Dublin.

The scheme, which will likely appeal to professionals keen on a brief walk to work, is reputedly named after the father of avant-garde playwright Samuel Beckett.

William Beckett was a surveyor and builder, initially gaining many of his contracts from his father, a wealthy Dublin builder.

The apartments and penthouses on the fourth and fifth floors of William Beckett House come with roof gardens the same size as the indoor living space - a rarity in this historic part of the capital.

There will be 11 apartments in the first phase of William Beckett House and the second phase will only come on stream when the leases of remaining tenants expire.

Prices start at €415,000 for a one-bed apartment and at €525,000 for a two-bed, while a penthouse with a roof terrace commands starting prices of €795,000. Service charges start at about €1,500 for a one-bed and at €2,000 for a two-bed.

All the apartments are being sold in turn-key condition, according to the selling agent. They feature contemporary-style kitchens with granite countertops, fully tiled bathrooms with stone plinths and wall-hung sanitaryware, and individual gas boilers.

Viewings at William Beckett House will start on May 31, between 12pm and 2pm, and will continue at the same time on Friday. The apartments will also be on view from 12pm to 1pm on June 2.

Enquiries to Savills New Homes (01) 618 1300

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