Tuesday 17 January 2017

Regency style a nod to the good old days

Cottonwood's three-storey four-bed homes are not short on space
Cottonwood, Castleknock, Dublin 15
Asking price: €995,000-€1.07m
Agent: Flynn & Associates (01) 8211311

Published 07/10/2016 | 02:30

The properties at Cottonwood feature deep eaves, sash windows and slate roofs
The properties at Cottonwood feature deep eaves, sash windows and slate roofs

The seven detached homes at Cottonwood, situated in a cul-de-sac off the leafy Carpenterstown Road in Castleknock, are reminiscent of a bygone era: the red-brick regency-style properties feature sash windows, deep eaves, slate roofs and a formal central entrance.

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The three-storey four-bed homes, located just five miles from the centre of Dublin and a brief walk from the Phoenix Park, are laid out around a central laneway.

The development is being built by B&C Contractors. In 2014, directors Jim and Colm McBride bought Cottonwood, a mid-century detached property set on one acre, to build this eponymous enclave on the land. The brothers snapped it up for an estimated €1.5m, a bargain compared to the guide price of about €5.75m when it was put up for auction in March 2007.

Because bidding peaked at €4.5m, the property was withdrawn from the market. Now the new builds at Cottonwood are selling from between €995,000 and €1.07m apiece. The prices reflect not just the homes' high spec, but the development's proximity to the city centre and local amenities, including Farmleigh.

While each of the homes has a sizeable plot, the highest price of €1.07m is for the three corner houses, which have extra side space. Two of these corner properties and a further home at Cottonwood have already been reserved, even though just five of the homes, from the A type range, have been released for sale. Four of the properties have been completed.

Accommodation at Cottonwood is spread out over three floors, with a single dormer window jutting out from the roof of the exterior. Each home measures 2,497 sq ft and some have bay windows.

On entering, there is a lounge on the left and a sitting room to the right. There is a kitchen/dining space to the rear and doors lead off from there and from the lounge on to a corner patio and a back garden. There is also a WC and utility room on this level. On the first floor is the main bedroom - which has an ensuite and walk-in wardrobes as well as a family bathroom - and two other bedrooms, one of which is ensuite. The top floor houses a fourth bedroom, which also boasts an ensuite and walk-in wardrobes.

Would-be buyers at Cottonwood will have a choice of five styles of kitchen and the A2-rated homes have easy access to the M50, local rail services and bus routes to Dublin City Centre.

The showhouse is on view from 2pm-4pm tomorrow.

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