Monday 5 December 2016

Fulfil a lifelong ambition in D15

Hollywoodrath, Hollystown, Dublin 15

Published 02/09/2016 | 02:30

Hollywoodrath in Dublin 15
Hollywoodrath in Dublin 15

A second phase is launching this weekend at Hollywoodrath, the exotically-named development halfway between Dublin Airport and the city centre that is being pitched to first-time buyers as a scheme of life-long homes rather than a first step on the property ladder.

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The scheme, which also features five acres of green space, pocket parks and a playground, was first launched in February and sold out within two months, with 30 families already living at the new estate. The second release comprises 20 three and four-bed semi-detached homes.

The exteriors are finished in half brick and half render, with granite detailing on the window sills and surrounds. The driveways have off-street parking for two cars and there is a private fenced garden to the rear of each property.

Prices are firmly within the category for first-time buyers who cannot afford to purchase closer to the city centre: they start at €295,000 for the 1,291 sq ft three-beds and from €345,000 for the four-beds, which measure 1,496 sq ft. But the versatile design and larger-than-typical footprint of each home is meant to suit buyers as they move through different stages of life.

So instead of families growing out of their first home, or downsizing when the kids have flown the nest, they can expand or decrease the living space as required. The three-bed house types, for instance, all have attic space ready to be converted into a teenager's den, a home office, or a guest bedroom.

This house-for-life concept was conceived by Regency Homes, which is headed up by Aodan Bourke, a former finance director with Sean Dunne's Mountbrook Homes, and Patricia Hinch, formerly of GE Capital Woodchester. Regency is funded by Avestus Capital Partners, a Dublin-based investment management company, and Centerbridge, a large US private equity company.

Designed by McCrossan O'Rourke Manning, the Hollywoodrath homes have an A3 BER, making them cheap to heat and run. They are fully fitted with kitchens and kitchen islands supplied by Kitchen Elegance, with appliances included if contracts are signed within 21 days. The floors and wet area surrounds in the bathrooms are tiled and there are heated towel rails in the main bathrooms. Meanwhile, the master bedrooms in the four-beds come with walk-in wardrobes.

Hollywoodrath is just 4km north of Blanchardstown and is within walking distance from Tyrrelstown, which is 3km from the M2 and N3, which in turn provide access to the M50 and national road network. The centre of Dublin is 12km away, while the airport 11km away.

The showhomes will be on view tomorrow and Sunday, between 12pm and 3pm.

Enquiries to: Knight Frank New Homes (01) 6342466 or McPeake Auctioneers (01) 8272300.

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