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Second to nun: Convent penthouse with original features in D6 for €875k

Plus, it enjoys views of Howth and the Dublin Mountains.
May 7th 2020, 11:25 AM 15,831 2

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A THREE-BED DUPLEX penthouse, Apartment 12 in Convent Hall, Mount St Anne’s, Milltown, Dublin 6 has been converted from the original convent building on the avenue of the same name.

It boasts a beautiful, light-filled interior of 1,765 sq ft, with exposed brick work, original hardwood beams and original fireplaces throughout. 

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Stepping inside, three double bedrooms, an en suite bathroom and the main bathroom are located on the ground floor, while the kitchen, living room and dining room are on the first floor. A cast iron spiral staircase grabs attention in the hallway, with the three bedrooms accessed from here.

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Each bedroom features a neutral design, while high ceilings and large windows with shutters flood the space with natural light. An original fireplace is in the master bedroom, as well as built-in wardrobes and access to the en suite bathroom. In the family bathroom, there’s an attractive clawed bath with a shower attachment.

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Moving up the spiral staircase to the first floor, this is where the property is most impressive. The first room you enter here is the dining room, where there’s two exposed brick walls, exposed hardwood beams, pitched high ceilings, reclaimed pine flooring and Velux windows. With views towards Howth and the Dublin Mountains, this is the ideal space to entertain. 

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An archway leads from the dining room to the living room, which enjoys many of the same features as the dining room, as well as a standalone stove and a sunny south-easterly aspect. The layout here is spacious and allows itself to multiple uses – a home office, reading area and living room all at once. 

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On the other side of the dining room, the SieMatic kitchen with floor and wall units, integrated appliances and pine flooring completes the accommodation. 

The sale of No 12 includes two designated parking spaces, although with private access to the Milltown Luas stop, you might not need a car. The penthouse is located in the heart of Milltown, while Donnybrook village is just a 20-minute walk away. 

Apartment 12, Convent Hall, Convent Avenue, Mount Saint Annes, Milltown, Dublin 6 is on the market for €875,000 through Owen Reilly via

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