New home view: Executive development in Rathmines has ultra-contemporary design
Grosvenor Manor, Rathmines, Dublin 6 Asking price: Apts €399,000-€425,000; 3-beds €700,000-€797,000 Agent: Kelly Walsh (01) 664 5500
This development of nine homes just off Leinster Road in Rathmines certainly sets it apart from its neighbours used to the faded red-brick, old-world grandeur of the Victorian era.
Aimed at the executive market, these townhouse and apartment prices reflect the excellent location - sandwiched in the three Rs - Rathmines, Rathgar and Ranelagh.
The exterior is ultra-contemporary with clean white lines, cut stone, neutral render and charcoal trim. Appearing as if it were built on stilts, the blocks house a high-spec interior finish for both styles, with developer New Generation Homes plumping once again for Ventura interior design's luxurious option. Show houses are also on sale immediately.
The five townhouses measure 1,331-1,392 sq ft and have three bedrooms. They come in two styles - two of the units have a traditional layout with a kitchen, dining/living room, study, WC and storage area on the ground floor and three bedrooms (one ensuite) along with the main bathroom on the first floor.
These both have gardens to the rear and a balcony off the kitchen area.
The other three are 'upside down' in that the ground floor has the three bedrooms and 'upstairs' (which isn't really), has a kitchen, living/dining room, WC, utility and storage.
There is both a rear garden and a balcony on each. These will be on the market for €700,000-€797,000 for the fully kitted out show home.
There are four two-bedroom apartments which measure 852-980 sq ft; two on the ground floor with gardens and two on the first floor with a couple of balconies each.
These will sell for €399,000-€425,000 and comprise an open plan kitchen/dining/living area, two bedrooms (one ensuite), a bathroom and either a garden or a pair of balconies - one each side of the apartment.
The communal front area is being paved with some lawn while the rear gardens are landscaped with shrubbery and the building will have the services of a management company when complete.
The nearest Luas stops are at Cowper and Beechwood while there are myriad bus services into the city centre.