Friday 21 October 2016

Let there be light at The Grove estate

The Grove, Goatstown, Dublin 14

Published 26/02/2016 | 02:30

The Grove in Goatstown
The Grove in Goatstown

The Grove, built by Durkan Estates on land beside Our Lady's Grove School in Goatstown, comprises a series of apartments and four-bed, three-storey houses.

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Two of the nine townhouses launched in October as part of the first phase of the scheme are still available.

The development, just off the Goatstown Road, will ultimately encompass 39 properties.

When it is complete, there will mainly be four-bed terraced houses, with a block of two-bed apartments under four-bed duplexes. A second phase of houses and apartments will be launched later this year, the selling agent said.

The remaining two homes are priced from €745,000 to €790,000 and both have 1,787 sq ft in living space.

They were designed by leading architecture firm O'Mahony Pike, which focused on maximising light and space by including 10ft high ceilings on the ground floor and wall to wall windows to create a bright, airy feel.

The houses are laid out with a square kitchen/dining/seating area to the rear. In this space, there are soft-close drawers, a larder, a full range of AEG appliances fitted and a wine cooler.

There is storage aplenty in the quartz-topped island unit, which comes with a Belfast sink. Large rear sliding doors lead out to a split-level patio and garden, which can be fitted with astro turf or real grass, and a Barna shed.

A separate living room at the front has long feature windows, and a WC and cloakroom complete this floor. Up an open spindle staircase is the first floor with three bedrooms, two of which are doubles.

The master bedroom is on the top floor and has a sloping ceiling. The fittings are by Bedroom Elegance.

The A2 rated properties count solar panels, triple glazing and gas-fired central heating among their energy-saving features.

The Grove is located on prime South County Dublin land and is just a short walk or drive away from Stillorgan, Clonskeagh, Dundrum and Mount Merrion.

Because the development is near leading schools such as Our Lady's Grove and Alexandra College and University College Dublin, most purchasers to date have been young families or buyers trading down from larger homes.

The M50 and N11 motorways are a brief drive away and the city centre is some 5.5 miles away, a commute made easier by the nearby Luas station at Windy Arbour, which connects to St Stephen's Green in just 15 minutes.

Enquiries to: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 6671888.

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