Long view in the docklands, by Elizabeth Birdthistle

The Irish Times, Thursday, June 16th 2016 

Dublin’s docklands are witnessing a building revival, with Cairn Homes developing 100 apartments on Hanover Quay and a 15-storey apartment block set for the Boland’s Mill site. Recent sales on Hanover Quay at Hanover Dock and The Waterfront have seen prices rise to what apartments sold for there almost a decade ago.

Number 25 The Waterfront, an 88sq m (947sq ft) second floor apartment, is on the market through Owen Reilly with an asking price of €600,000. Number 26 sold in October 2015 for the same price, while a penthouse in Hanover Dock asking €1.1 million sold for more than €1.361 million in November 2015. This gives an indication of what people are prepared to pay to live in or invest in the docklands area.

The attractiveness of apartments on Hanover Quay, besides its waterfront setting, proximity to cafes, culture and the city, is the southerly aspect which floods the open-plan living spaces with light. Views stretch from the Aviva Stadium to the Dublin Mountains and down to the water where residents can learn water-skiing or wakeboarding.

The Waterfront is one of the finer developments on Hanover Quay. The apartments, which were designed by BKD and developed by Ellier, all feature large balconies which overlook the canal basin. The fact that deep balconies are covered means they have use even in inclement weather.

“It’s an extra room for us as we eat here most evenings from April to November, and it is a great overflow room when we have guests,” say the owners who have lived here for eight years. Not that one would think this apartment is almost a decade old: the Siematic kitchen, oak flooring and high end bathrooms are all in perfect condition.

Number 25 has two bedrooms, both of which overlook the internal courtyard, and the master has a fine-sized en suite in addition to the main bathroom. A parking space is included with the sale.

The Irish Times, Thursday, June 16th 2016

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