Saddle up for modern living in the Liberties
Tramyard Exchange, Carman's Hall, Dublin 8
The gentrification of the Liberties, one of the Dublin's oldest quarters, continues apace with the development of the Tramyard Exchange, a new block of apartments at Carman's Hall.
The name is linked to the history of the street: historically, the site was used as a yard for horses and carriages, and a carriage man was colloquially known as a "carman". These days, horses and carriages are now mainly used to transport tourists from the nearby Guinness Storehouse to the city centre.
The Tramyard Exchange consists of 22 one and two-bed apartments. The first phase of 12 units is being released to the market today. Prices start at €310,000 for a one-bed with 570 sq ft of living space and at €395,000 for a two-bed measuring 958 sq ft.
Each apartment is fitted with a bespoke handle-less kitchen with under-counter lighting and a separate storage room that's plumbed for a washing machine. The communal areas have contemporary lighting fixtures and furniture designed by artist Trevor Sweeney. The Tramyard Exchange is a two-minute walk from Thomas Street and Francis Street, a five-minute walk from Christchurch and a 10-minute stroll from Dublin city centre.
The two show apartments will open today for the first time, between 1pm and 2pm. Viewings will continue from 11am to 12.30pm tomorrow.
Enquiries to: Hooke & MacDonald (01) 6318402.