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This week’s vital property news: Dublin's tallest building and a pre-fab solution

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

THIS WEEK THERE was a lot of news about fresh developments in Dublin.

The capital could be set to get its tallest office building with plans announced for a 73 metre structure in the docklands area.

It was also announced that Baggot Street Hospital on Dublin’s southside is set to go to auction.

Here is all the week’s property news.

The Big Movers

Expensive property 

New figures looking at house prices internationally found that the cost of buying a home in Ireland is second only to Hong Kong.

These numbers were collated by Global Property Guide and looked at the past 12 months, during which time house prices in Ireland went up by 10.7%.

Although the latest figures from the CSO have shown an increase in prices outside of Dublin, it has been an under-supply of homes in high-demand areas that has seen costs driven up over the last year.

irish house prices Source: Global Property Guide

Baggot Street Hospital 

One of the country’s most recognisable buildings has come onto the market in the centre of Dublin.

The HSE has commissioned estate agents Savills to bring Baggot Street Hospital to the market.

The deal is somewhat unusual as the HSE has asked for the provision of a 3,300 square metre primary care centre either on the existing site or somewhere else in the city.

baggot street hospital Baggot Street Hospital Source: William Murphy

Under Construction

  • A new report from the OECD has identified another property bubble as a potential trouble area for the country.
  • Plans have been unveiled for what would be Dublin’s tallest office building. 

office building Source: Savills

  • Councils from around Dublin have called for a conversation on modular housing in the capital.

Des Res

This week, Business Insider has taken a look at the house used in Hollywood film The Wolf of Wall Street. Mill Hill Farm is a seven-acre equestrian estate that appears in the film when Leonardo DiCaprio is encouraged to leave Wall Street. It is on the market for $3.8 million (€3.36 million).

This week’s vital property news: Dublin's tallest building and a pre-fab solution
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  • The Mill Hill Farm is a seven-acre equine estate on the Gold Coast of Long Island.

  • A gated entrance blocks prying eyes and offers plenty of privacy.

  • The main home is a 5,000-square-foot, five-bedroom mansion.

  • The charming home is a two story country colonial.

  • The décor is modern and sleek, but the house still has a comfortable, lived-in vibe.

  • The kitchen is finished with light woods and stainless steel appliances.

And Finally…

While Dublin has its own housing crisis to deal with, it almost pales in comparison to what is happening in London. This week DeZeen is reporting on 100 designs being submitted to think-tank New London Architecture that aims at tackling the crisis in the city.

Read: Inside the plush pads of ridiculously wealthy students

Also: Mixing city with country: The beautiful Blackwood Lodge in Malahide is for sale

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