Raising The Bar In Modern Irish Design And Architecture

Today Dublin’s residential property sector sees the launch of an exciting, prestigious property development in the heart of Dublin 4.

Situated adjacent to the Grand Canal, Ballsbridge, in prime real estate, the Percy Lane Townhouses are guaranteed to attract attention on the international property scene.

One Percy Lane Exterior 2

The black zinc, curved hat building with stone gables contains three dwellings, each 154 sq. metres complete with three bedrooms. The three storey properties will be rolled out to the market today by residential, property consultancy Knight Frank.

Designed by world-renowned ODOS Architects the Percy Lane mews can undoubtedly be considered as modern architecture at its best, providing the benchmark for city-living as we know it today. Showcasing urban design at its best, these houses are sure to attract those searching for a unique, pioneering investment.

One Percy Lane Exterior

The three dwellings have been strategically planned to maximise light and space and benefit from a very carefully considered palette of complementary colours and materials. The stand out feature of the stunning architecture is the internal concrete stairwell with a timber fin wall that acts not only as a physical connector but also allows natural day-light, reflection and shadow to travel throughout the building uninterrupted. At ground level, a power-floated concrete route leads you to the two ground floor bedrooms that have floor to ceiling aluminium triple glazing as standard, maximising the natural light as well as offering unrestrictive views. There is also direct access to 30 sq. metres of external space, with secure off street parking available in the fully insulated garage, allowing the potential owners to use it as an office space or perhaps future conversion.

One Percy Lane Exterior Night 2

The mews have a luxurious, modern feel with minimalist design décor throughout. Finished to a cutting edge standard, frameless windows and shadow gap skirting replace traditional methods and create clean lines. The architecture superiority of the development is showcased through the bespoke fittings. All joineries were commissioned specifically and all the doorways were custom made and manufactured to fit.

The contemporary homes have the latest state-of-the-art renewable energy systems, using a standalone photovoltaic power system that is temperature controlled, with underfloor heating, and a heat recovery ventilation system providing constant fresh air around the mews.

One Percy Lane Exterior Living Space Night

One Percy Lane Ground Floor Exterior

The middle floor is home to the dual aspect kitchen that is both aesthetically pleasing while operating to optimum functionality. The kitchen space sits behind a metal fin screen that provides both privacy and shading from the exterior and connects to the living space above. The fit out comprises of units and island by German brand Allmilmo using their popular, ‘Metallic Black Reed’ laminate finish on the doors and stainless steel cross- membership in-between units. T splash back coloured tempered glass. The pinnacle feature of the kitchen is the thick Calacatta marble worktops that were handpicked in Italy. Sitting directly above the island are the pendant light fittings which add a welcome pop of colour. Additional lighting includes fully-integrated under wall LED units. Other exceptional features include a double trough under-mounted sink, a pull-out spray nozzle tap with instant boiling water and a filtered cold water tap, as well as a recessed drainer that combines style and purpose. For the cooking enthusiast there is a lava rock Smeg domino BBQ grill and all appliances are seamlessly integrated with pop up power points and USB connections for the tech fanatic. The ground floor utility room features the same style of kitchen but includes an over-mounted sink and a built-in washer dryer from Siemens.

One Percy Lane Kitchen 1

One Percy Lane Kitchen 4 (1)

One Percy Lane Kitchen 4

One Percy Lane Kitchen

The bedrooms echo the minimalist feel and have direct access to a stunning private planted courtyard. The exclusive Italian crafted beds are raised on Perspex to create the illusion of floating on air, yet again showcasing the standard to which the townhouses are lavishly furnished. The subtle detailing continues throughout the bedrooms with concealed plugs and built-in storage units with incorporated LED lighting as standard. All bedrooms and living spaces are fully fitted with limed oak herringbone flooring.

One Percy Lane Bedroom

The first floor bedroom has a Juliet balcony which opens to another private terrace. As standard, the three bedrooms are fully fitted with tiled en-suite bathrooms that feature high pressure rain heads in a glass screen shower area. Covetable details include a full height mirrored wall with integrated heat pads and a fitted mirrored storage unit.

One Percy Lane Ensuite 2

One Percy Lane Bedroom 2

The second floor living space is accessed by the polished concrete stairwell and is dual aspect with a large roof-light bringing light down to the kitchen space below. The highlight of the living area is the stunning Calacatta marble breast that features a gas fireplace, opening out onto the rooftop terrace which also features the herringbone design in its flooring, cleverly creating the illusion of one space.

One Percy Lane Living Space 3

One Percy Lane Living Space 2

The Percy Lane mews are undoubtedly setting the benchmark for modern day city-living as we know it today. Showcasing urban design at its best, these houses are sure to attract those searching for a unique, pioneering investment.

For more information contact:

Knight Frank – Selling Agents
For information Call: 01) 634 2466 Email:
ODOS Architects -Responsibility for Architectural and Interior Design.
Bushell Interiors –Responsibility for Interior Fit-out – Kitchen, Wardrobes, Furniture & lounge Units www.bushellinteriors.com

About Karen

My name is Karen Hughes and I'm an Interior Designer from Dublin, Ireland. I’m passionate about design and I started this blog as a way to connect with others just as passionate as myself. I tend to ramble on about all sorts of things, projects I’m working on, people, places and things that inspire me (and some that don’t). So put the kettle on, get comfy and settle in. I hope you enjoy your visit and don't forget to say hello. Visit my website to find out more about my services and view my work.


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  2. Its Grand Canal, not Royal Canal.. kinda important. I nearly went the opposite direction to look at it. :/

  3. Oh God Joe you are so right. An unforgivable mistake for someone born and bred in Dublin 🙂

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