Thousands of tourists climb to the top of the old Jameson Distillery Chimney in Smithfield, Dublin 7, every year to get a bird's eye view of the capital. It takes determination, as the lift has been decommissioned for safety reasons so you now have to troop up 244 steps.
Alternatively, you could get a bird's-eye view of Dublin from across the street, on the top floor of the Smithfield Market apartment scheme.
No91 is a penthouse apartment in Block C of the development, and its long balcony takes in the whole city to the east, including the old chimney and its complement of footsore visitors.
At 1,130 sq ft, No91 rivals many city houses for size and is twice as big as a typical red-brick starter home. Thanks to its location in this northside hotspot, there will never be a dull moment in the locality, and it should be easy enough to rent it out when you're not using it. The front door leads into a skylit entrance hall, with a bathroom and storeroom to the left. The hall is L-shaped and you'll find two double bedrooms around the corner. Both have floor-to-ceiling sliding doors to the balcony and one has an ensuite shower.
Right of the entrance hall is the living space, which consists of an open-plan kitchen, dining room and living room. The kitchen is fitted with integrated appliances and granite countertops, and both the living room and dining room have solid wood floors. The living room again has floor-to-ceiling sliding doors to the balcony.
The apartment comes with a designated parking space, but this is one neighbourhood where you could easily dispense with the car. The Smithfield Luas stop, on the red line, is 100 metres down the street.
No91 (Block C) is for sale for €575,000 with Sherry FitzGerald City Centre (01) 643 1400.