Family homes in Carrickmines
Carrickmines is a sort of inverse feeder town for some of its surrounding, older, more affluent Southside suburbs. For those who grew up in the likes of Blackrock, Dundrum or Foxrock but can't afford to buy there themselves, it's a popular choice. It's not without its own prestige - in the year 2000, the first new homes to sell for €1m were in Carrickmines.
This week Knight Frank launches a new homes development, Glenside at Carrickmines Green, of mostly spacious family homes expected to appeal to trader-uppers. Carrickmines Green commenced construction just before the downturn in 2007, and halted in 2008. It consists of apartments, townhouses, duplexes and penthouses, the remainder of which launched earlier this year.
Glenside at Carrickmines Green, adjacent to the earlier units, is almost all three-, four- and five-bedroom homes - there will be a small number of apartments in a later launch - brought to the market on behalf of receiver McStay Luby and funded by the National Asset Management Agency.
The three-bedroom homes of this A-rated development start at 131sqm, from €460,000, the four bedrooms start at 149sqm, from €510,000, and five bedrooms at 162sqm from €535,000. This week's launch brings 15 units in total to the market: two three-bed units, 10 four-beds and three five-bed units.
While the apartments already built on this site practically border onto the M50 and The Park, Carrickmines, these houses are located to the rear of the site, which overlooks the foothills of the Dublin mountains.
The development includes good green areas and a sizeable children's playground. Exit 15 on the M50 is seconds away, as is Ballyogan Wood Luas stop. The Park shopping centre includes a Boots and Costa Coffee, while Leopardstown Shopping Centre, with a Dunnes Stores, is also nearby, as is Dundrum Town Centre. Foxrock village is a short drive away.
The nearby N11 ensures easy access to the city centre, and there are two bus routes servicing the area.
All houses come with fitted units by Kitchen Elegance, with silestone worktops and islands. There are utility rooms leading off all kitchens, fitted wardrobes in all bedrooms, and en suites with all master bedrooms. Tiling in bathrooms and en-suites is as per the showroom.
Also in Carrickmines, JLL brought Blackberry Hill, a small development of 43 houses, all completed to the market last weekend. These are A2-rated homes, with two house styles, both four-bed plus study, from €650,000, and starting at c206sqm. They are located on Golf Lane off the Glenamuck Road.
Glenside viewing: Today, 2-4pm
Agent: Knight Frank New Homes (01) 634 2466
Price: From €460,000