4 Portview House, Ringsend, Dublin 4
Although Ringsend was never the most salubrious address, the rise of the ‘Silicon Docks’ and the renewed commercial redevelopment of the area has made this forgotten corner of Dublin 4 a new hotspot. And today’s property stands in a dramatic position, the last modern apartment block on the eastern end of the River Liffey, overlooking the East Link Bridge and directly across at The Point – Three Arena.
Giant Apartment With Epic Views
No. 4 Portview is big. 1,400 sq ft which includes 3 good-sized double bedrooms (two of which are en suite). The living room is giant and benefits from those excellent views of the River Liffey and the Grand Canal Docks. With separate sitting area and dining area, plus a wrap-around balcony which looks across at Dublin 2, left towards the Google buildings and the Grand Canal Docks and right towards the Dublin Conference Centre and The Point- Three Arena.
The Point is just a short walk across the East Link Bridge (a toll bridge for cars but easy pedestrian access across the River) which also takes you to the offices on Dublin’s North Wall including the Conference Centre, PWC, and the IFSC. If you work on the south side it’s also within walking distance to the businesses of Dublin 2.
Off the living room is a large separate kitchen with modern appliances and another balcony facing the Grand Canal Docks. The apartment block is about 10 years old and has been rented for much of that time – so the decor is a little tired. But now the area is more up-and-coming the property would benefit from a refit with more expensive finishes to really make this a trendy pad for a group of young professionals or an executive professional.
The location of Portview House is second-to-none. A mere minutes to walk to any North Wall or Docklands workplace, close to the bars of Dublin 2 and Dublin 4 and with great local parks and coastal walks, this is a fabulous spot.
This apartment is ideal for a successful young professional who wants a stunning bachelor or bachelorette) pad near the city. You could rent a couple of rooms to friends to cover the mortgage. Or perhaps a busy exec who wants a nearby crash pad after long hours in the office or nights on the town.