For the past 10 years Rosemount House in the Dublin suburb of Dundrum has been home to Harmonia.
This is the creative hub of Norah Casey’s magazine stable, where some of Ireland’s best-known glossy magazines have been produced, including national favourites such as U Magazine, Irish Tatler and Woman’s Way.
Casey has sold off the bulk of her portfolio to New York based Irish Studio Publishing, which is what has brought this iconic detached building to market.
Casey, who is currently best known for her stint on RTÉ’s Dancing With the Stars says of her recent activities; “I sold a chunk of my business — I said God wrote it for me — I’ve just been transformed. It’s been the most amazing experience.”
Commenting on the sale Casey says that the property has been a special place for the Harmonia team.
She comments: “When I bought Rosemount in 2007 I wanted a place with our own front door where the staff could feel they were part of an innovative team with the space and culture that would foster creativity and growth. It’s a well-loved home looking for a new careful owner.”
Paul Hipwell of agents Lisney says the prominence of the building, facing onto Dundrum Road, is likely to be attractive to potential investors and occupiers.
It offers a self-contained office with the Luas on its doorstep. He describes it as a “deceptively large office building”.
It extends to 455 sq m (4,898 sq ft) of office accommodation over three floors with a secure car park to the rear. The building is being sold with vacant possession so it may suit an owner/occupier.
Hipwell says Dundrum offices are hugely popular when they become available and there currently isn’t enough supply in this area.
Close by are Dundrum Town Centre a thriving Dundrum Village. This has become an extremely popular social and business quarter outside the main run of the capital.
The property is gas heated, wired with network cabling throughout, has double-glazed, timber-framed windows and a loft style top floor with storage. Internally it is currently a mix of open plan areas and executive offices.
Its location and layout means that the potential for a residential solution will not be lost on the market.
Rosemount House is listed with Lisney carrying a price tag of €1.25 million. For further
information contact 01-638-2700.
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