- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
Rhatigan Real Estate is delighted to offer something unique to this bustling Irish property market. Apartment 2 The Hawthorn is not what you would expect when thinking of a one-bedroom apartment. In fact, it could not be further from the truth. This newly-completed high-end development has been cleverly designed and executed to create something that bucks the trend of high-density development that we see so often.
Glensavage is set off Avoca Road in a hidden c. 2.5-acre woodland development with a small enclave of houses lining a picturesque avenue that leads to The Hawthorn building. The apartments at Glensavage offer a quiet, secure setting that is in keeping with the locale of this mature part of Blackrock. If you are making a change for a more functional and tranquil space this might well be for you. Those seeking a Dublin bolthole in between work or travel abroad will appreciate the setting and layout as well.
As far as the area of Blackrock is concerned, it has always set itself apart. Blackrock village, which is about a 10-minute walk, has flourished in the last decade with boutique clothing and coffee shops investing in the main street and surrounds. Boasting not one but two newly renovated shopping centres, it will catch many an eye. The benefit of Glensavage is that it is also near to the Stillorgan shopping centre, as well as the 46A, being a short walk around the corner, not to mention the air coach as well. The area is also incredibly well served with local amenities including Carysfort and Blackrock Parks, sports facilities, a selection of restaurants, and retail and shopping outlets.
Many will have notions of what a one-bedroom property is like but in this circumstance, we would highly recommend a tour to prove the contrary.
A-rated for energy efficiency
Only 7 units in the building
One bedroom plus study (several alternative uses)
Set behind secure electronic gates
Designed by award-winning de Blacam and Meagher Architects
2 large south and south-west facing patios
Manicured gardens accessed from dual private patios
Two bathrooms with one ensuite
Custom built-in wardrobes
2.7m ceilings throughout
Quality finishing throughout
Brand new energy-efficient appliances and white goods
Heat recovery unit
External bike storage
One allocated parking space
Thermostatic - zoned electric central heating system throughout
Internet Protocol enabled entry phone system
Visitor parking & communal charge points
Close to Blackrock and Stillorgan Villages
The very first thing viewers will note is the height of the hall door to number 2. This is one feature that many could generally overlook but it creates a sense of occasion as well as quality. Made from solid core timber, they will also appeal to those downsizing from a larger home that may have features such as this. The hall itself leads to a large glass-paned door that frames the rear garden and provides both natural light and a focal point as you enter. Cabinets are set to the left of the hall with angular doors that do not draw your eye, making them practical for space but not imposing.
This is where the brains of the apartment are held. Heat recovery system, water tank, alarm board and there is still plenty of room for golf clubs and other household or hobby items.
Tiled floor with open shower, w/c, wash hand basin and stainless steel heated towel rail. A super feature of new apartments such as this is the space provided for wheelchair access.
Living Room / Kitchen
This room is the perfect size for those who want a versatile open space that is flooded with light and able to hold larger pieces of furniture. Should there be a sofa or larger dining table in your collection, fear not as they will fit nicely in this room. The business end of the kitchen is set to the back and has plenty of cabinets for storage. Plumbed for and sold with the benefit of a washing machine, integrated fridge/freezer, induction hob, double oven with wifi capabilities, stainless steel sink, and integrated dishwasher. The cabinets are finished in a mock slate-style colour which contrasts with the floor which is finished in an engineered timber flooring that adds an earthy tone to the room. An enclosed gas fire will appeal to many, although with an A energy rating, it is more a luxury than a necessity!
Set off the kitchen this room is perfect for a home office or hobby room. Many who see the size of the room may have other ideas as to the uses of this space which opens into its own private terrace overlooking the rear gardens. A sliding pocket door maximises space and a sleek finish when closed.
In other developments, one may have sought to build two smaller rooms but the choice to commit to a well-proportioned bedroom paid off. The walk-in wardrobe space is easy to access and set off the ensuite bath and shower room. A picture window at the gable end frames the trees and greenery in this room and the view is beautiful. You also have access to your South facing patio, one of two that belong to the property.
There is allocated parking for one car as well as communal electric charge points and visitor spaces. There is secure storage for bicycles and refuse is covered by the management fee as well. The gardens are really coming into their own, especially at this time of year and the great benefit of being a resident is having the two patios to enjoy, whilst looking upon beautiful greenery, trees and planting... that you do not have to look after yourself. Many choosing to move from a house could find the transition to an apartment difficult but this clever concept will put many at ease. Both patios have gates to the gardens and are South and South-West facing respectively.
This property has been digitally staged for display purposes only
Management Fee: €3408 paid in full for this calendar year
includes indemnity insurance, common areas, refuse collection and maintenance
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