Dublin has some of the most stunning coastlines for any large city. The sweep of Dublin Bay from Howth around to the Port and on to Dun Laoghaire is a magical landscape, full of life and activity.
Imagine you could watch that vista in all its glory from the comfort of your own living room?
Well meet your new dream apartment, on the market with Churches Estate Agents Blackrock:
The Penthouse, De Vesci House, Monkstown
The Penthouse at De Vesci House, in the heart of Monkstown, could arguably have some of the best views in the city.
Situated on the 4th and 5th floors of this modern luxury apartment block, The Penthouse occupies the iconic tower design of De Vesci House, mimicking the style of the old Top Hat Ballroom that was previously on this site.
While the 4th floor contains the entrance hall, two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and kitchen, the 5th floor is one large living room with windows on every side and a 360 degree wrap around balcony that allows views of Dublin Bay from Howth to Sandymount, taking in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Sutton, Clontarf, the Poolbeg Lighthouse and Towers and everything in between.
In the other direction is lovely views of the Dublin Mountains, with Monkstown Church and main street in the foreground. The apartment is just a minute’s walk to the stunning selection of shops, cafes and restaurants of Monkstown Village, making it not only a viewing spot but a wonderful place to live.
De Vesci House was constructed in 2000 by top developer Dorville Homes (Gerry Haughey’s old company who also built Wyckham Point in Dundrum). It contains 46 apartments but only 3 penthouses and only one duplex.
The apartment has been expertly updated by the current owners to modern decorative tastes with an on-trend black, grey and sparkly colour theme is laced throughout.
There are two good sized double bedrooms, the master is ensuite with shower room. It also features one of two terraces at 4th floor level, a wide open space which faces South and West towards the mountains and overlooking De Vesci Gardens (with its exclusive tennis club).
Kitchen Durch Technik
The kitchen is a German-engineered design, again in the popular greige and monochrome that sets the luxury standard in this property. Black, white and grey checkerboard backsplash, grey corian-style worktops and chunky chrome handles.
It includes integrated appliances, induction hob, double ovens, microwave and even a wine fridge. A smart island unit with bar stools sits in the middle of the room and includes a feature fireplace on the last remaining wall.
The kitchen opens up onto the second terrace on this floor (and the third for the apartment as a whole… keep up!). This overlooks the sea and is perfect for your morning coffee watching the sun come up over Howth.
The Pièce de Résistance
While the lower floor of this unique property is beautifully designed and finished, it really is the exclusive top floor with 360 degree views and wrap around terrace, 3-metre high ceilings and hardwood floors that makes this apartment really tremendous.
Add in the fact you have the desirable Monkstown Village right on your doorstep, with top notch cafes and restaurants like Seapoint, FX Buckley’s The Pub, Avoca’s Salt Cafe and the famous Purty Kitchen on your doorstep.
Plus shops live Howbert and Mays garden centre, Seagreen and our new favourite, New Hampshire Interiors. Not forgetting the coast and the DART station is just a short walk away, as is the main street of Dun Laoghaire with more shops and restaurants.
On The Market – €649,950
The Penthouse in De Vesci House is on the market with local Monkstown and Blackrock Estate Agents, Churches.
Contact Churches on 01 559 5000 to find out more or visit their listing at Churches.ie