Tuesday 25 October 2016

City-slickers suited to established area

Sion Hill Park, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Published 24/04/2015 | 02:30

There are 15 houses on view this weekend at Sion Hill Park
There are 15 houses on view this weekend at Sion Hill Park

Much commentary has been made on the scarcity of new builds in the Dublin area, so it's welcome to see any development of significant proportions constructed where locals actually want to live, instead of commuting for hours every day from remote locations.

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Built by Maplewood Residential, this 69-unit development is the largest seen on this side of the city for some time. It will initially feature 15 houses which are being launched this weekend and its location off Griffith Avenue will appeal to families wanting to get closer to the city with growing families. Its proximity to the likes of DCU, Glasnevin, Trinity and the many transport links will incentivise viewings.

These are four-bedroom semi-detached homes ranging from 1,843 - 2,002 sq ft in five different styles, although the actual interior differences are and the styles 'A' and 'E' are on offer in this phase. These will be priced from €665,000 - €700,000 and will be ready for occupation between May and October.

When finished, the development will also incorporate smaller three-bedroom terraced and semi-detached houses. Those on offer now are built over three storeys; the ground floor has a kitchen/dining room offered with a range of colours for the units, quartz worktops, a full set of appliances, an island breakfast bar with integrated ceramic hob from Keane Kitchens. There are full-length windows to the rear of the house with French doors leading out. There is a utility room off this and a living room to the front with a bay window and guest WC making up the accommodation.

On the first floor are three bedrooms, one ensuite with a family bathroom while the upper floor has the master bedroom, also ensuite with extensive walk-in-wardrobe space (from Cawley's) and a separate room which could be used as an office or den.

There are many schools in this well-established area including Scoil Mhiure and Ard Scoil Ris for boys, the Dominican College for girls and St. Pat's teaching college. There is also access from the train station at Drumcondra, the Dart at Clontarf and myriad bus routes.

The BER rating of A2 comes thanks to an air source heat pump system and uPVC windows with a rainwater butt fitted in the back garden to keep those water bills down. There are 9' ceilings in the ground floor which add to the sense of space and off street parking for two cars.

Viewing is Saturday and Sunday 2 - 4pm.

Enquiries to: DNG (01) 491 2600.

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