Camac View is a development of 20 apartments built on Kilmainham Lane, a narrow route that feels like a country lane running along the boundary wall of the Royal Hospital towards Kilmainham Gaol.
The properties were built in 2006 by Derek and Noel Stenson of the now dissolved Emerge Properties.
The four-storey property descends down the hill towards the river and number five is situated on the two lower levels. The property, of 100 sq m (1,060sq ft), opens into the kitchen and home office level. The kitchen has vanilla gloss units and a large bay window looking out to the river that attracts wildlife, including ducks that hatch ducklings on its banks every spring, and a large heron.
The view from the small terrace is not what you expect in Dublin 8. Green lawns, albeit overgrown, lead down to the river on the other side. There is a good-sized home office that could also be a third bedroom.
A set of stairs leads to the sitting room. It is big enough to accommodate a large L-shaped sofa and has a lot of wall space thanks to the design of the glazing.
The family’s two daughters share the best room in the house, a light-filled space that has a westerly aspect and seems almost too extravagant for it to be a bedroom.
The property has a lot of secret storage, including a large walk-in room under the stairs that most apartments and duplexes of this era do not have.
The family bathroom, an internal space, is down the hall. There is also a decent laundry room. The master bedroom has a shower en-suite.
The property has a B3 Ber and is asking €300,000 through agents Brock Delappe. This includes an off-street parking space. Number 6 Camac View, a smaller property of 81sq m, came to market asking €295,000 and sold in June for €301,000.