Gardens feature an external socket and water tap for al fresco dining
Published 18/09/2015 | 02:30
Fey Yerra Wood, a tranche of eight semi-detached homes, is the latest addition to Foxrock, the upmarket suburban enclave that was once the childhood home of the avant-garde dramatist Samuel Beckett.
The development of four-bed homes with studies is just a few minutes' walk from Foxrock Village, where a plaque and seating area in honour of Beckett was unveiled last year by one of the Nobel laureate's nieces.
The author and playwright was born in Cooldrinagh, a mansion with gardens and a tennis court on Kerrymount Avenue that was built by Beckett's father Samuel in 1903.
The new three-storey houses are located off the Leopardstown Road in Fey Yerra, a private cul-de-sac of large detached and semi-detached homes built in the early 1990s.
The homes at Fey Yerra Wood are finished with brick facades and aluminium-clad tripled-glazed bay windows framed beneath by reconstituted granite stone.
Prices for the units, built by Brian M Durkan & Company for the developer Strandsend, start at €845,000.
One of the homes has a larger garden and floor space and costs €925,000.
Inside, the homes have been fitted with Mayfair in Frame-style kitchens in pavilion grey with an Italian quartz-stone worktop, an island unit and a breakfast bar, all by Nolan Kitchens.
Each living room has a stone fireplace with a granite hearth and a Wanders stove for the long winter nights ahead.
Upstairs, the tiled bathrooms have wet-room showers. The ensuites all have Duravit sanitary ware, complete with chrome and glass shower doors and heated chrome towel rails.
The four bedrooms have fitted wardrobes designed by Cawleys Furniture. Velux roof lights flood the second floor with natural daylight, and a Velux Suntunnel helps illuminate the master ensuite on the first floor with sunlight. The attics are fully floored.
The properties at Fey Yerra Wood have a BER rating of A2.
The homes are equipped with PV solar panels and an Aeroco ventilation system that uses a mechanical extraction based on humidity levels.
Most of the heat is provided by a Panasonic air-to-water pump, which ensures all the heat used is produced efficiently and with lower carbon emissions.
The heat generated warms water for the radiators in the first and second floors and provides underfloor heating on the ground floor and domestic hot water.
Planting at each of the front gardens includes a hedge row and tree, and the driveways leading up the front porches consist of stone chippings and stone kerbs.
Each house has room for two parking spaces at the front.
All of the rear gardens are barbeque ready (even if the weather isn't) as they have a paved patio with an external socket and water tap.
The Luas stops at Sandyford and Central Park are within walking distance, while the N11 and M50 are half a mile away and 1.2 miles away respectively.
The show house for Fey Yerra Wood will be open today, between 1pm and 2.30pm, and tomorrow and Sunday, between 2.30 and 4.30pm.
Fey Yerra Wood,
Foxrock, Co Dublin
Asking price: From €845,000
Agent: Hooke & MacDonald (01) 6318402