Lots of bang per buck at four-bed Donnybrook penthouse for €1.25m

Mature and roomy, Greenfield Manor apartment was built in the late 1960s

  • Address: 23 Greenfield Manor Greenfield Park Donnybrook Dublin 4
  • Price: € 1,250,000
  • Agent: Lisney
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Hidden away off Greenfield Park in Donnybrook are three complexes comprising townhouses and apartments – Nutley Square, Donnybrook Castle and Greenfield Manor.

 Greenfield Manor, a development constructed in the late 1960s – long before the shoebox era of apartments – comprises 24 units set on large communal gardens. Penthouse number 23, one of three on the upper floor extends to a significant 220sq m (2,368sq ft) and comes with a large 90sq m (968sq ft) roof terrace, a private underground garage and separate storage unit in the basement.

Its size and location will appeal to buyers, in addition to the price on a cost per sq foot basis, when compared with other apartments in the Dublin 4 area.

23 Greenfield Manor Greenfield Park Donnybrook Dublin 4
23 Greenfield Manor Greenfield Park Donnybrook Dublin 4

The property has four bedrooms; two fine en suite doubles and two smaller bedrooms – currently used as an office and television room.

In addition a spacious drawing room has an open fire as does the adjacent dining room – which is equally large. Off the dining room is a sunroom. There is a remarkable sense of privacy even with the construction of the adjacent Donnybrook Gardens apartments.

23 Greenfield Manor Greenfield Park Donnybrook Dublin 4
23 Greenfield Manor Greenfield Park Donnybrook Dublin 4

The property has a fine kitchen, which despite being in good order is quite outdated and as with other parts of the penthouse could do with an upgrade.

Roof terrace

One of the real selling points is the large private roof terrace accessed via a spiral staircase – though this could be converted to a proper stairs with the removal of the doors in the fourth bedroom.

With views to the Dublin Mountains all the way across to the tip of Howth head, a creative landscaper could design something spectacular out here – considering its size, aspect and privacy.

23 Greenfield Manor Greenfield Road Donnybrook Dublin 4
23 Greenfield Manor Greenfield Road Donnybrook Dublin 4

There is parking at entrance level to the building in addition to a private garage in the basement with further storage.

The property last sold in 2016 for €1 million, and Lisney is now seeking €1.25 million, which represents €527 per sq ft – not including the terrace. This is substantially lower than some of the newer apartments in Dublin 4 which average between €800 and €1,000 per sq ft. Annual maintenance charges are €3,000.