The thought of living in a penthouse gets people super excited but most seem to think that the cost would be prohibitive.
The thing is, while these large top-level apartments do command a premium many of them have three bedrooms – so sharing would be similar in cost to some houses around the city.
A penthouse won’t be for everybody but if you and two friends did want to chip in together, we’ve selected some of the very best around the city for less than €3000 a month.
1. Clyde Road,Ballsbridge, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
One of the most expensive areas to live in the country but you’ll get this beauty of a penthouse for €3000 per month – with three rooms, that could work out at around a grand each. A lot, but not outside the realms of reality…
2. Clancy Quay, Islandbridge, Dublin 8
Trendy Dublin 8 is only a stone’s throw from most of the city centre and this place is a very affordable €2,300 a month. With three bedrooms it makes it the perfect spot to share with a couple of pals.
3. Elmfield Ballyogan Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18
Slightly further out of town means you are getting lots more living space for the €2,800 you’ll be paying per month here. It comes with lots of balcony space, three bedrooms and – crucially – three bathrooms.
4. Glenbrian Hall, Howth Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3
What could be nicer than living in a penthouse in the lovely Clontarf?
You only get 2 bedrooms for the €2,750 a month you’ll be paying here, but the quality of the finish and the location mean it’s definitely worth a dreamy look.
5. Rockford Manor, Stradbrook, Blackrock, Co Dublin
This huge penthouse in Blackrock comes fully furnished, with parking, and has huge living space.
For the €2,800 a month you’ll be getting three bedrooms and three bathrooms, and you’d honestly be the envy of all your other friends.