Top let: Grand designs on the property market
The tenants who take on the whopping €6,000-a-month rent of this penthouse apartment could be forgiven for thinking they're living on the Starship Enterprise... or at least in the first class cabin of a cruise liner.
This plush, beautifully-appointed home certainly ticks all the executive boxes.
A huge curved, funnel-like structure divides the main living area. Tucked into it on one side is a glassy, glossy bar complete with mirrored shelving and bar stools. The dual aspect main living room is just behind this and features large picture windows, which look out over the cityscape and balcony. There's a built-in fireplace at the outer side of the curve and the room has a built-in plasma TV and patio doors leading to the long terrace.
A separate kitchen is fitted with contemporary black lacquer cabinets, contrasting with the full set of chrome appliances and neutral tiled floor and wall colours.
There is a bar counter here for casual dining, with a more formal separate dining area off the kitchen, and a utility room.
An office with in-built shelving for home working is handy for those who don't need to commute. There are hard-wood floors and doors throughout, and furnishings are luxurious velvets, linens and comfortable fabrics with eclectic colour touches.
There are two bedrooms, both with lavish bathrooms, hotel style, one of which can be accessed from the main hallway for guests.
The whole space measures 1,937 sq ft, making it very large as apartments go. There is one designated car space and the lobby lift brings you directly to the entrance hallway of the penthouse.
Outside is a terrace running the length of the property, which is decked and paved.
There are planters along a specified added area for al-fresco dining. The desirability of Ballsbridge as a location doesn't need any advertising here. However, to map the property, the Aviva, RDS and village are surrounding. Northwards is the Grand Canal, to the south, Donnybrook.
The building itself is directly in the middle of the village and the rear looks out on to the inner courtyard of the development.
Lease: One year
Enquiries: Sherry FitzGerald Lettings (01) 2461177