Wednesday 17 October 2018

Second phase of luxury units targets wealthy downsizers

Dunluce, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Dunluce exterior
Dunluce exterior

Dunluce, the name of a five-bed house beside the Dodder River and the RDS in the heart of Ballsbridge, was retained by the developer of a high-end, low-rise scheme of apartments and penthouses built on the original site.

The Anglesea Road development, built by Blackhall Green Homes and designed by DTA Architects, launched last year and won the Best Housing 2017 award from the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland in June.

The second phase of the scheme has just gone on the market and will, like most luxury apartment developments in Dublin these days, attract wealthy local downsizers who want to stay put, but in a more manageable space.

Dunluce comprises 21 two-bed apartments and four three-bed penthouses, all arranged over four blocks that range in height from three to six floors. The buildings overlook Herbert Park to the west and the Merrion Cricket Club to the south. The penthouses have large terraces and views in each direction, while the dual-aspect apartments have corner balconies.

The facade of the apartment blocks is clad in a specialised glass, lending a shimmering effect to the exteriors and integrating the structures with the exterior landscaping of mature riverside trees, raised walkways and a series of ponds.

There are 14 apartments and penthouses in the latest release at Dunluce. The two-bed apartments, which range in size from 925 sq ft to 968 sq ft, cost from €775,000, while the penthouses have up to 1,645 sq ft of living space and are priced from €1.7m.

The interiors include full-height doors, floor-to-ceiling windows, kitchens designed by Kitchen Elegance, bathroom fittings from Villeroy & Boch, and built-in wardrobes in the bedrooms.

Viewings of the new show-apartment and show-penthouse, both styled by Ventura Design, can be arranged by appointment.

Enquiries to: Hooke & MacDonald (01) 631 8402 or Lisney New Homes (01) 638 2700

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