Thursday 19 September 2019

Refurbished Georgian abodes with sea views

Angelsea Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Asking price: From €575,000

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald New Homes (01) 6671888

Coastal view: Anglesea
Coastal view: Anglesea

Gabrielle Monaghan

Affluent buyers in the market for an apartment with a coastal view may get swept away by Anglesea on Dún Laoghaire's seafront. The bespoke units overlooking Dún Laoghaire Harbour are all set within a refurbished Georgian building, one that was originally a hotel popular amongst the upper classes as a stopover en route to London.

The Anglesea Arms Hotel opened in 1832, back when Dún Laoghaire was known as Kingstown.

Now the Crofton Road building is poised to enjoy a new incarnation, this time as a scheme of 12 apartments, duplexes and one penthouse that's being developed by Bourke Builders. Prices at Anglesea, which was released in July, range from €575,000 for a 775 sq ft, one-bed apartment to €1.75m for the sole penthouse.

Bourkes restored period features, such as the original fireplaces, plasterwork, sash windows and shutters, and gave each apartment a maritime-themed name to reflect their individual character, like the Crean and the Shackleton, called after polar explorers Tom Crean and Ernest Shackleton.

Purchasers can have their apartment customised to suit their own taste, choosing their own kitchen, bathroom and bedroom fit-outs, as well as selecting from a choice of flooring. Each apartment comes with at least one designated parking space and a secure storage unit.

The development is a short walk from the 40 Foot bathing spot, the People's Park, the Lexicon Library and the Dart station, with Dublin city centre just 12km away. Viewings are by appointment.

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