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Balcony bliss and mountain views from Rathfarnham penthouse for €500k

Spacious three-bed apartment in Dublin 16 with eye-catching south-facing livingroom

Vendors Brian and Cathy can but hope that the sale of their spacious, light-filled Rathfarnham apartment is less tortured than its acquisition. After five life-filled years in 304 Mother Theresa House, the couple are moving to a house with a garden and are able, almost, to look back with nostalgia at the buying process.

Brian Kelly, who is financial controller of shared work spaces company Iconic Offices, explains. “The apartment had been Nama’d so the bidding process was complex. There were three parties bidding, we went to €385,000, had it for a day until it went up to €390,000. The Nama sale process meant lots of approvals, then a six-month delay – by which time the other bidder had moved on. We then got it for €390,000 and moved in in December 2014.”

The view was of greatest appeal, says Kelly. “That and the peace and quiet. We’re at the back of the building and hear absolutely no traffic. Plus there was the size of the livingroom and the fact of there being glass on three sides and full light all day long.”

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The Irish Times , Thursday, March 28th, 2019