Top let: Grand designs on the rental market
Before high profile developer Sean Dunne high-tailed it to America and bankrupted himself, we shouldn't forget that he built some very nice properties here when things were going well.
Hollybrook on Brighton Road in Foxrock, is one of them and this three-bedroom duplex penthouse is as fine an example of luxury living as you'll find in South County Dublin.
It spreads to over 4,000 sq ft, making it much larger than most family homes, even in this salubrious neck of the woods, and its interior is finished to a very high standard, ready for a first letting this week. A large elegant lobby finished in dark wood polished floors is the first step toward the extensive living space, which includes an enormous living/dining room and a very large sunroom.
The living space is in the apex of the roof, so the windows are slanted, which is an interesting feature. Ceilings have a couple of crystal chandeliers along with spot lights and there is a formal dining area in addition to that provided in the kitchen.
The kitchen itself is fitted with a full range of top appliances, a breakfast bar and casual dining area, while the adjoining family room is under a fantastic glass-vaulted ceiling with wood beams, which fills the space with light. The study adjacent to this benefits from the same treatment.
Everything is furnished in a traditional manner, with lots of mahogany, panelled walls, plush sofas and rugs.
The main bedroom has a luxury bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. The other two bedrooms are both doubles.
There is off-street parking for two cars and the development is gated for security, aided by 24 hour concierge/security cover.
The unit comes with private storage facilities and access to the in-house leisure centre with a gym. Hollybrook is sandwiched between Leopardstown race course and Cabinteely Park. That puts it adjacent to the M50 at the Sandyford exit, which makes commuting easy.
There are myriad bus routes, the Luas at Dundrum and Cherrywood, and the villages of Foxrock, Stillorgan, Dalkey and other south Dublin retail options are all a quick commute by car.
LEASE: One year
Enquiries: Lansdowne Property (01) 6602328