Sunday 4 December 2016

Hazelbrook's latest phase launched

Hazelbrook Square, Churchtown, Dublin 14

Published 11/11/2016 | 02:30

Hazelbrook Square
Hazelbrook Square

The onset of cold weather may have dampened our hankering for HB Hazelbrook ice-cream, but the site of the former Churchtown factory that used to churn out one of Ireland's most iconic brands is whetting the appetite of buyers in the market for one of the few new-home schemes to be built in the established residential area in years.

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The HB site was partially developed by Capel Developments just as the property market was collapsing, with apartments launching off the plans. Following the appointment by Nama of Mazars as the receiver, a lower-density plan for three and four-bed houses was designed for the land.

The Carey Group, a family business from Tipperary founded in 1969, was then hired to build Hazelbrook Square and the development was finally launched in May. There will be 69 homes at the scheme when it is complete.

The initial release of 25 homes is being followed this weekend by the launch of a second phase at the housing scheme, which is located off the Whitehall Road and Nutgrove Avenue.

Given Hazelbrook Square's proximity to Dundrum Town Centre and that few residential estates of any significance have been built in the neighbourhood, it's no surprise the scheme is attracting middle-class buyers who live in the locality and are keen to stay in the area.

The cheapest homes in the latest tranche at Hazelbrook Square are three-bed terraced homes selling for €485,000 apiece. The sizes of the three-beds go from 1,260 sq ft to 1,400 sq ft. Prices for the four-bed semi-detached homes, where accommodation ranges from 1,668 sq ft and 2,130 sq ft, start at €610,000.

Designed by Brazil & Associates, the exteriors may have a contemporary edge, but the internal layouts are relatively traditional. There is a formal living room with a box-bay window to the front of each house and a large open-plan kitchen/dining/family room to the rear. The three-bed houses are arranged over two floors and the four-beds are laid out over three storeys.

The heating is provided by an A-rated gas-condensing boiler and there are precision controls via a Climote system throughout the properties. Additional eco-friendly credentials include PV solar panels and heat recovery ventilation systems.

Churchtown itself is just a few minutes' walk from the Luas stops at Windy Arbour and Dundrum. Hazelbrook Square is about 8km from the centre of Dublin and can be reached by bus routes 14, 14c, 17, 61 and 75.

The two four-bed showhouses at Hazelbrook Square, which have individual styles by two different interior designers, are on view tomorrow and Sunday, from 2pm-4pm.

Enquiries to: Sherry FitzGerald New Homes (01) 6671888.

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