Milltown penthouse in award-winning development for €950,000

Spacious three-bed apartment in Dublin 6 comes with wrap-around rooftop terrace

  • Address: 43 Cowper Hall, Mount St Anne’s, Milltown, Dublin 6.
  • Price: € 950,000
  • Agent: Owen Reilly

The owners of the duplex penthouse at 43 Cowper Hall, in the Mount St Anne’s development in Milltown, bought the apartment from new when it was first offered for sale as the show unit in 2006.

With three double bedrooms spread over 135sq m (1,453sq ft), it was one of the largest units in the final phase of the award-winning O’Mahony Pike-designed scheme, in a block located behind the church on Milltown Road. At the time, prices for the penthouses started at €1.05 million with car-park spaces in the underground car park at €25,000 each.

It is not surprising it was chosen as the show unit. As well as all the interior space spread over two levels, number 43 has a vast 100sq m (1,076sq ft) wrap-around rooftop terrace with panoramic views which the owners have partially floored with decking and installed outdoor furniture. With all that space and the views stretching over the Dublin mountains and across to the Poolbeg towers, it must be a fantastic place for a party.

Double bedroom
Double bedroom


The penthouse has been in family use since it was bought and in terms of fittings and fixtures it is as original, with a high-gloss cream kitchen, built-in wardrobes, oak floors and tiled bathrooms and en suites.

Living area
Living area

At hall level are two double bedrooms, one en suite, a storage cupboard and the family bathroom. Upstairs is the third bedroom and the living area which is one large room with the kitchen at one end, space for a dining table, and a seating area. It opens out to the terrace, and floor-to -ceiling windows are a feature of the apartment throughout. Buyers who don’t need that third bedroom on the upper floor adjacent to the living area might consider using it as a livingroom, or if possible, knocking through to the existing living space which feels relatively small and unremarkable for an apartment this size. Buyers will most likely update the decoration.

Mount St Anne’s scheme

There is a range of accommodation on offer in the 1.6-hectare (4-acre) Mount St Anne’s scheme, from five-bedroom houses to one-bedroom apartments, and at any one time several units are for sale, appealing to different markets. For the same asking price as this penthouse there is a four-bed mid-terrace house to the rear of the development currently for sale – though that is more likely to appeal to families.

This penthouse, with its vast terrace, has a glamour about it. As well as access through the main entrance, there is pedestrian access to this part of the development up steps between the creche and the gym on Milltown Road. Number 43 Cowper Hall has a BER of B2 and comes with two parking spaces and an annual service charge of €2,786. It is for sale through Owen Reilly asking €950,000.