Friday 30 September 2016

Future-proofed in Rathfarnham

Scholarstown Wood, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Published 16/09/2016 | 02:30

Scholarstown Wood
Scholarstown Wood

Outdoorsy types will appreciate the leafy setting of Scholarstown Wood, a new development of contemporary-style family homes beside Boden Park, close to the picturesque village of Rathfarnham.

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There is 2.8ac of groomed open space throughout the 24ac site, which will eventually include an on-site creche.

Scholarstown Wood was developed by Regency, which is funded by Avestus Capital Partners, a Dublin-based investment management company. When it is finished, the estate will consist of 244 houses and 70 apartments.

The initial phase, launching this weekend, will feature 20 three, four and five-bed homes in a variety of styles and finishes to give the buyer more options and reduce the sense of uniformity prevalent in some new developments.

The elevation of the timber-framed houses, designed by O'Mahony Pike Architects, are a combination of render and a soft cream-coloured brick. Combined with the black-tiled roofs and grey window frames, the exteriors lend a sleek, modern appearance to the homes. Some of the properties have a stepped-out floor-to-ceiling window on the first floor.

Prices start at €455,000 for a three-bed, 1,250-sq ft terraced house, €570,000 for a four-bed semi-detached home and €695,000 for the five-bed detached property in this phase, which measures 2,100 sq ft. Just as they did with this year's Hollywoodrath scheme in Hollystown, Regency future-proofed the Scholarstown Wood homes by facilitating attic conversions for the three-bed terraced units and four-bed semi-detached homes.

Interior finishes in the homes also vary. The Kube kitchens in the four and five-beds have Silestone worktops while the three-beds have laminate worktops. The living rooms have an opti-flame electric fire, apart from in the terraced style, while the bedroom wardrobes are by Bedroom Elegance.

The A3-rated houses are heated by an A-rated gas-fired central heating system and are ventilated mechanically by a Vent Axia heat recovery ventilation system. Climote technology allows would-be residents to remotely switch on and off the heating and hot water from a smartphone app.

Scholarstown Wood is 8km away from Stephen's Green, which can be accessed from the Luas stops at Windy Arbour and Balally. The scheme is a five-minute drive from the M50 motorway. Viewings of the showhouses will be held between 2pm-4pm tomorrow, and 12pm-2pm on Sunday. The first phase is to be completed between December and February.

Enquiries to: Sherry FitzGerald New Homes (01) 6671888 or visit www.scholarstownwood.ie.

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