D4 apartment seeks €2.5m

Three-bed apartment for sale in one of contemporary Dublin’s boom-time developments, some buyers of which include wealthy empty-nesters

 

Shrewsbury Square in Ballsbridge was hailed as one of the finest of the city’s contemporary apartment buildings when its then 60 units were completed in 2008. Good sized, bright and well located, the apartments offered a touch of luxury with bespoke fittings throughout, a concierge and services such as laundering, housekeeping and catering.

The luxury development on Sandymount Avenue attracted quite a few high-profile downsizers just before the market took a nosedive. Developers Sebastian Devlin and Johnny Burns of Woodgreen Property Partnership managed to sell most of the apartments at boom-time prices – €850,000 for two-bedroom units, going up to €5.5 million for three-bedroom penthouses.

Early purchasers included broadcaster Gay Byrne and a string of wealthy empty-nesters. Number 65 Shrewsbury Square was originally two apartments; its 179sq m (1,927sq ft) is the result of knocking down walls and bringing both apartments together as one. Sold with its current floor space in September 2011, it fetched €1.375 million. Four years later, it has been reconfigured and extensively revamped.

Number 65 is on the market through Knight Frank with an asking price of €2.5 million.

Filled with light and facing both south and west, number 65 is on the first floor of a three-storey building. It has a kitchen, living-diningroom, drawingroom, three bedrooms – two of them en suite – and guest shower room off the entrance hallway and two balconies.

Luxury touches include silk wallpaper in the entrance areas, wool carpets in bedrooms, Villeroy and Boch sanitary fittings, cherrywood doors, a fitted Siematic kitchen with solid stone worktops and lock-up underground storage.

The grounds of what is a two-acre site are nicely landscaped, too, with shrubbery, trees, walkways and seating.

The extensive makeover closed off doors and reconfigured spaces to create an open- plan layout.

Crema marfil tiling throughout the entrance areas nicely picks up the abundant light. The living/diningroom has a French window to a south-facing balcony and the dining area sits to good effect into a box-style window with glass on three sides.

An arch leads through to the drawingroom, from where another French window opens on to the balcony.

The fully fitted kitchen is off the living/dining room. The imposing main bedroom has a west-facing balcony and walk- in dressingroom – as well as a remote controlled gas fire. A third bedroom is in use as a study/office for now.

There are spaces for two cars in the underground parking area.

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