A three-bed duplex apartment with views of the sea across Blackrock Park may appeal to downsizers like the vendors, who bought it some years ago. Built around the early 1990s on lands formerly belonging to the Dominican order at Sion Hill, Castledawson’s terraced apartments are good-sized homes set in well-maintained grounds just off Rock Road, close to Blackrock Clinic, two shopping centres and Blackrock Dart station.
Number 45 Castledawson, Sion Hill, Blackrock, Co Dublin, is a 116sq m (1,248sq ft) two-storey three-bed, for sale through Lisney for €625,000. It has a €2,200 annual service charge. The duplex, rented for the past year, is in good condition, although new owners may want to update some of the interior decor.
Downsizers would need to be reasonably fit to live here: there are more than a dozen steps up to the front door of the duplex.
Inside, off a good-sized entrance hall, is a living room with maple floors, a marble-surround fireplace and a large window with views over Dublin Bay. Double doors open from here to an open-plan dining room and kitchen, with floor-to-ceiling windows and a door opening to a tiled balcony at the end of the dining room. The dining room, like the living room and the hall, has a maple floor; the well-fitted kitchen has a white-tiled floor and white units, and a window overlooking the rear.
The south-facing balcony looks over the lawn at the rear of the development to a period building that houses a medical clinic.
Upstairs, a large main bedroom has two windows with those views over busy Rock Road and Blackrock Park to the sea and Howth. It has a fully tiled en suite shower room, and fitted wardrobes. The two other bedrooms at the back, both small doubles, also have fitted wardrobes. The fully tiled family bathroom has a corner bath with shower over it. There’s a small understairs toilet in the entrance hall.
Pull-down stairs lead to attic storage space, with more storage under the outside steps. There’s communal parking space for residents and visitors.