The latest project from Salamisso Developments, which is behind many inner city regeneration schemes in Dublin 8, is The Tramyard Exchange, on Carman's Hall, off Meath Street.
This is the first development in the area in more than a decade. The company also developed the Bull Ring on Meath Street and is also in the process of the construction of a 120-bed hotel nearby.
Phase one of the project is 12 apartments which are 90 per cent complete and are now on the market through Hooke and MacDonald. Phase two will see a further 13 apartments on an adjacent site at the corner of Meath Street. The offering is a mix of one- and two-bed apartments, all of which have a southerly aspect and inset balconies.
The two-bed apartments are sizeable at 89sq m (950sq ft) – larger than many of the terraced houses in the area. Both bedrooms are bright and spacious and the master is en-suite. Kitchens by Reilly Brothers come as standard as do built-in wardrobes. Flooring – apart from in the show apartments – is extra.
There is also an abundance of storage, well beyond the minimum required by planning regulations.
Designed by Horan Rainsford Architects, the foyers have an industrial vibe and feature work by Wexford-based artist Trevor Sweeney, who has recycled old plumbing pipes into mirrors, tables and light installations. One-bed units have 53sq m (570sq ft) of space.
One of the selling points besides the bright interiors, southerly aspect and central location, is the roof terrace which takes in panoramic views across the city and across to the Dublin mountains. "One of the only ways of getting a green space in a city centre location is by transforming the roof into a terrace," says agent John Farrell who is handling the sale.
Prices for the apartments are €310,000 for one-bed units and €395,000 for two-beds. Annual management fees are €920 and €1,400 respectively.
The location is eclectic and steeped in history, with market traders and cool cafes in the vicinity and just a 15 minutes’ stroll to St Stephen’s Green.