Tuesday 25 October 2016

Loyal residents of Dublin suburb keep demand - and hype - high

Fairbrook, Swords, Co Dublin Asking price: €264,950-€405,000 Agent: Sherry FitzGerald New Homes (01) 667 1888

Published 04/09/2015 | 02:30

Fairbrook in Swords
Fairbrook in Swords
Showhouse kitchen at Fairbrook in Swords
The living room at Fairbrook in Swords

If these houses look familiar, it's probably because Fairbrook's sister development, Miller's Glen, got so much hype when 100 houses sold out last year. You might recall the photos of people camping outside, for all the world as if developer Gerry Gannon was giving away freebies.

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This tract of land on Glen Ellan Road in Swords is vast. Fairbrook is the latest portion to be developed by Gannon Homes and will see 85 three and four-bedroom houses firmly hitting the family segment of the market.

Demand would appear to be there as this North Dublin suburb has very loyal residents who, once they fly the nest, are keen to stay put in the area.Two new schools have been built here to cater for demand - a Gaelscoil and Educate Together.

Swords village is 2km away, while Airside retail centre is 3km as is the Pavilions Shopping Centre. Dublin airport is 6km and Swords is always popular with workers there.

Gannon has retained the use of Miller's Glen architects Conroy Crowe Kelly and interior designers Venutra and Think Contemporary this time around.

The exteriors are finished in a mottled brown brick under cream render, with the brick work detailed in the upper windows.

The trim is dark grey with pastel front doors. Drives are cobble locked with some low-maintenance shrubbery while ironmongery on railings means they don't look as closed in as walls, but are more durable than fencing.

There will be four styles on offer: a three-bedroom townhouse measuring 1,195 sq ft and priced from €264,950, a three-bed end-of-terrace which is 1,216 sq ft (€274,950), a three-bed semi-detached the same size, but at €284,950 while the four-bed semi-detached will be €405,000 for 1,582 sq ft of floor space.

All come with a BER rating of A3 thanks to insulation, solar panels and double-glazed uPVC.

The three bed has a kitchen/dining room to the rear, a sitting room up front and a utility and WC downstairs. Upstairs has two double and one single bedroom, the master ensuite, with a family bathroom.

These are styled "Elphin" or "Foxford" depending on the style.

The four bed is double fronted. Dubbed "Cranford" the style is appealing because the staircase in the middle of the house always gives a feeling of much more space on the inside.

To one side is the kitchen/dining room in a square shape, with double doors leading out to the back garden.

To the other is the living room with long rectangular feature windows in addition to the large main ones. There is also a utility, WC and cloakroom.

On the first floor are the three double and one single bedrooms. The main is ensuite. Kitchens and wardrobes are by Cawleys and feature soft close drawers and matt neutral finishes.

All styles will be available to view this weekend.

Viewing: Saturday and Sunday, September 5-6, 2pm-5pm.

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