The site for Mount Saint Anne’s originally served as farmland for St. Anne’s Convent, the mother house of the Irish Sisters of Charity, and its development as a contemporary, dense housing scheme heralded the changing nature of Dublins’ suburbs.
The site strategy is organised around the preservation of mature trees within a central park, which also provides the setting for the various historic structures that are located within the scheme. The central open space, comprising 4.0 acres of landscaped parkland, is enclosed by the apartment buildings. An attractive, tree lined avenue runs to the east of the apartments, which connects to a series of streets and courtyards which are defined by terraced housing and duplexes.
The protected Victorian convent buildings were extended and adapted to provide residential dwellings, whilst the late Georgian style Milltown House, and the original Chapel were converted for office use.
A total of 650 units are accommodated in this high-quality project, which has become a benchmark for successful housing developments in Ireland.