At €795,000, Warehouse in Dublin might suit you, sir

A former clothing factory off Clanbrassil Street is home to a vast and stylish open-plan penthouse which boasts dramatic views over the city – it’s the ultimate bachelor pad

Thu, Nov 7, 2013, 09:05

The Warehouse is a former clothing factory, which was transformed in the late 1990s and launched to great fanfare as chic loft-style apartments. Situated off Clanbrassil Street, no 39 is a vast penthouse over two floors with dramatic views over the city.

Standing at 204sq m (2,200sq ft), this open-plan apartment is the ultimate bachelor pad. The current owner, John Loftus, a 29-year-old healthcare company executive, has built a lakeshore house in Pontoon, Co Mayo, and is packing up and moving west. The property is now on the market through estate agent Felicity Fox with an asking price of €795,000.

This light-filled penthouse is on two levels, and both floors have wraparound patios, full- height windows and a total of six patio doors. The entire apartment has original oak parquet flooring and is furnished to a very high standard.

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The interior fit-out was overseen by Merrion Interiors, and a gilded print hallway with gold leaf paper echoes the French rococo style. This, coupled with glistening stone-effect feature walls, was overseen by craftsmen who previously worked on Jeremy Irons’ castle in Cork.

The ground floor is open plan with a solid ash kitchen fitted out with Gaggenau and Miele appliances, including a Sub Zero fridge freezer, dual wine cooler and Teppanyaki grill. The kitchen appliances alone would cost the same as a substantial family car.

Opening on to a dining-cum- living room there is remarkable space, and the wall-to-wall glazing not only floods the room with light but also allows much solar gain. A stunning guest bedroom, hidden dressing area and a large formal bathroom complete downstairs.


Extravagance
Upstairs, a mezzanine currently used as a master bedroom, has views similar to those from the Guinness Storehouse. One can lie in bed and watch the skyline stretching from the Dublin mountains, over to the International Financial Services Centre, with a lovely mix of old church spires and modern glass roofs. The room is enormous and could easily become another reception area.

Off the mezzanine is a room originally designed as a bedroom but currently used as an office. The walls are covered in a dark grey flannel and lead onto a bathroom which has a Moroccan feel with Tadelakt-style walls, a Jacuzzi bath and Philippe Starck accessories.

No 39 oozes extravagance, but is not ostentatious as the craftsmanship throughout is subtle. The penthouse is very secure and comes with two car parking spaces.

With a Bang & Olufsen integrated sound system and touch lighting throughout, this ultra-modern penthouse is sure to attract singletons on the up or trendy couples to this vibrant area of Dublin.

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