Follow in footsteps of Guinness scion to hold Court in Raheny
Ardilaun Court Raheny, Dublin 5
Asking price: From €375,000
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald New Homes (01) 667 1888
Arthur Edward Guinness, a scion of the brewing family, inherited the St Anne's estate and its Italianate-style mansion in Clontarf in 1868. Lord Ardilaun, as he was otherwise known, and his wife Lady Ardilaun developed the estate and gardens into what would eventually become the 240-acre St Anne's Park.
Ardilaun Court, named after the creators of the park, launched in October, on the Raheny side of St Anne's. It was built beside what was once the estate's orchard - and what was more recently the swimming pool for the neighbouring St Paul's College.
A new show-unit opens tomorrow to coincide with the release of the final phase of 20 apartments at Ardilaun Court, which is situated at the junction of Sybil Hill Road and Howth Road. All the balconies or terraces at the apartments either have a west or south-facing aspect, so they enjoy views either of the city to the west or across the gardens of the Vincentian order's residence towards St Anne's Park.
The one-bed apartments in the last phase are priced from €375,000 to €395,000, while the two-beds cost from €440,000 to €560,000. The three-bed apartments, meanwhile, have a price range of €550,000 to €665,000. Also for sale is one three-bed penthouse that spans 1,108 sq ft, costs €695,000, and commands views of Dublin City and Dublin Bay from its large terraces. All residents can take in similar views from a communal roof garden.
Interior finishes include a Kube kitchen with Silestone countertops and Electrolux integrated appliances, Tesi contemporary-style sanitaryware in the bathrooms and ensuites, bedroom wardrobes from Cawleys Furniture, and tiling in the kitchen and bathroom.
Ardilaun Court, which was developed by MKN Property Group, is less than a seven-minute walk from the nearest Dart station.
The show-units at Ardilaun Court are on view tomorrow and Sunday, from 11am to 1pm, or by appointment.