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Don't miss a peek inside this game-changing dream townhouse
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THINK YOU KNOW what type of abode Ballsbridge has to offer?

Forget all that for this trio of dream homes.

The brand new One Percy Lane development is a gamechanger, bringing an injection of contemporary style into the already gorgeous area.

And not a Georgian fanlight in sight.

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As you walk down Percy Lane, just across from the canal, the striking black zinc curved roof on this trio of townhouses is the first sign that you’re dealing with something unusual here.

Instead of the surrounding Georgian and Victorian houses, you have a three homes built on a former car park, crammed with all the luxury features that modern high-end houses need.

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The development’s USP is that there’s no management fee, a big draw in an area with a lot of competition for those with big wallets.

It’s aimed at people who love the finer things; people who love travelling; people who know their high-quality items and who want a luxury life.

A desire for under-floor heating is a boon too.

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The buildings are narrow, but the clever design (see the wooden lathes, or fins, on the stairs in the video above) means that that the illusion of extra space is present throughout.

You never feel squeezed into these homes.

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Every bit of light available is pulled in through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

As for those luxury features: all three homes have marble worktops in the kitchen; Smeg grills; wet rooms; reinforced concrete floors; and LED lights throughout.

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Then there’s the bespoke garage, which means your car can be tucked away right next to the front door.

Upstairs, there’s a gorgeous roof terrace, with dark cedar cider timber fin panelling and herringbone flooring. Japanese maple trees complete the Asian feel to this area.

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Interestingly, two of the bedrooms are downstairs, while the kitchen is on the first floor and the living room and terrace (one of two – there’s another downstairs by the bedrooms) are on the top floor.

With its floor-to-ceiling windows, clever use of lighting and space, and high-end spec, this trio of townhouses is for people who really do love the best things in life.

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Tucked away behind the triple-glazed windows, you could imagine being in an Italian townhouse of your own…

One Percy Lane is for sale through Knight Frank. All photos via

Maria Heffernan
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