Thursday 27 October 2016

The new home view: No head ducking required

Richmond Close, Milltown, Dublin 6 Asking price: €795,000-€895,000 Agent: Guardian New Homes (01) 6680100

Published 16/10/2015 | 02:30

Richmond Close exterior
Richmond Close exterior
Richmond Close living room
The kitchen features a centre island.
Richmond Close bedroom

Full-height master bedroom spans full length of homes in this group of Dundrum houses.

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This neat little bundle of six houses fits snugly into a space on the Milltown Road down from Dundrum, around 50m from Alexandra College and the popular yummy mummy café of Wilde & Green.

In a terrace, these four-beds built by Woodchester Developments are constructed over three floors, measuring from 1,840 sq ft to 1,895 sq ft.

The end of terrace is €795,000, while the mid-terrace, which is slightly larger, is €825,000 with the show house, fashioned in pale greys, greens and blues, and ready to walk in to, will sell for €895,000.

The exteriors are a mixture of red-brick on one side and cream render on the other. What's unusual from the front is that only one side has a window on the top floor.

This is because the master bedroom, which is inside it, runs the full length of the attic space, incorporating a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and large seating area with an office pod, or perhaps a television nook. There's room for a sofa in any event so there are options here. It's among the largest master I've seen in this size house and is, refreshingly, full height, with no head-ducking required.

The rest of the house has a large kitchen/dining/sitting room to the rear with a white quartz-topped island unit encasing a sink, a full range of appliances included and a rather large seating area, which would be plenty to fit an L-shaped sofa and coffee table, as per the show-house example.

There is a utility room off this and a separate sitting room to the front with a wood-burning stove inset into the hearth.

This feature complements the other energy saving measures including an air to water pump and underfloor heating.

A guest WC completes the ground floor. Flooring is included as standard with a wide plank-limed oak finish throughout. The kitchen leads out to the back garden which is a reasonable size.

The first floor has three bedrooms, one of which has an ensuite. The top floor houses the afore-mentioned master bedroom.

Outside, the exterior is sparse, but at least low maintenance. The development is accessed through a wrought iron and brick entrance on the main road. Paved driveways and some shrubbery is to the front of each unit. There is a nice granite portico at each house.

Nearby is Dundrum, Clonskeagh and Milltown villages.

Obviously this means the Luas is available at a variety of stops and Milltown Park, Golf Club, the river Dodder and the David Lloyd Riverview fitness centre are all local. Expect these to go off book quickly.

Viewing is by appointment with the agent.

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