Tuesday 25 October 2016

The new home view: Castleknock scheme a break from the norm

Brookwood's four and five-bedroom homes a nod back to the 1940s

Sinead Ryan and Gabrielle Monaghan

Published 15/04/2016 | 02:30

Brookwood: the 1940s exterior is unusual.
Brookwood: the 1940s exterior is unusual.
The extensive dining room.
The kitchen area which leads into the dining room.
The living room which is connected to the other rooms in a open-plan layout.

New home builders are big on 'period' features these days. We've seen nods to Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian styles in recent developments, although thankfully the Mock Tudor look beloved of the 1980s has yet to make a comeback.

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But Brookwood takes an interesting twist by harking back to the 1940s, with a red-brick arched portico and angular shapes with tri-panelled windows echoing the originals you'd find on the Navan Road, Drumcondra and other mid-20th century suburbs of Dublin.

Architects Delphi Design created the interesting look in this compact development.

These four and five-bedroom homes launch this weekend from Barina New Homes but are fully 21st century within. With an A3 energy rating, the four-bed semis over three floors measure 1,883 sq ft, while the large five-bed detached homes extend to 2,152 sq ft and are two storey. There are five of these in total with prices from €750,000-€955,000.

The five-bed has two reception rooms and an extensive kitchen/dining/sitting room to the rear. A large island unit has a quartz top and inbuilt sink with breakfast bar. There is a utility room off this, all appliances are included and the cupboard finish is in matt neutrals with polished chrome detailing.

Up the open spindle staircase are five bedrooms, one ensuite and a very large bathroom with double sinks, tub and separate shower. A Stira ladder leads to the attic which is floored and insulated, giving the option of a home office, den, playroom etc.

The four-bed has a sitting room in addition to the kitchen/diner with utility and WC. Three bedrooms are on the first floor, one ensuite with the master on the second floor. Wardrobes are bespoke, fitting into the slope of the ceiling. Gardens are a good size with front driveways cobble-locked, planted shrubbery and red-brick walls surrounding.

Brookwood is a couple of hundred metres from Castleknock Train Station, the famed Myo's pub and the pleasant village.

Its location puts it local to Blanchardstown, the Phoenix Park, M50/N3 and a full range of schools, golf clubs, sporting amenities and shops.

Viewings are today 12pm-2pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 2.30pm-4pm.


Castleknock Road, Dublin 15

Asking price: €750,000-€955,000

Agent: Hooke & MacDonald (01) 6318 402

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