The new home view: Pitch up to Sandyford’s newest little community
Golf on your doorstep with these three-storey builds in Dublin 18
This small enclave of just 10 houses is located on the Stepaside side of the M50, sandwiched between Leopardstown and Stackstown golf clubs (as the crow flies, at any rate) on the Murphystown Road.
In practical terms, it is adjacent to the Glencarin Luas stop, which passes alongside the development, making commuting to the city centre a 20 minute journey.
Built by DHD Construction Ltd, there are five each of three and four-bedroom houses, all over three storeys. From the outside, they are a cream plaster over a red brick exterior, with pitched slate black roofs, echoed in a canopy over brightly-coloured front doors which have a side glass panel.
The window trim deserves a mention - a deep cream with unusual double-glazed sash windows which are tri-panelled and have granite sills, providing an old-fashioned look. They open upwards with a chain rather than pull cord.
The fronts are open plan and gravelled with communal greens. There is a brick separator between each unit. The front yards are marked by iron railings surrounding each property.
The three-beds measure 1,184 sq ft and have a square kitchen/dining room to the rear - there are French doors opening out to the patio and rear garden.
A separate living room up front and a WC completes the ground floor. On the first level are two double bedrooms, one ensuite and a family bathroom while the top floor has the master bedroom, also ensuite.
These are selling from €415,000 and have a townhouse or semi-detached style.
The four-beds are 1,400 sq ft and have a similar layout except for an additional single bedroom on the first floor.
At the front, they have a small paved yard which would be ideal for a herb garden or some pretty pots.
The end units have a cladded brick wall meeting the railings to add privacy. These are priced at €480,000.
The A3 BER rating comes from photovoltaic solar panels, high insulation levels, A-rated gas condensing boiler and a solid fuel-burning stove.
Interior doors are oak with opaque glass panels.
Wood flooring is standard with tiling in the kitchen, which is fully integrated. Buyers will have a choice of seeded or pebbled gardens.
Locally, it is well placed for Beacon South Quarter (3km), Dundrum Town Centre (4km) with a choice of schools including St Raphaela's, St Mary's and Rosemount.
The M50 junction at Sandyford (J14) is 1km. Viewing by appointment next week.
Tapton, Sandyford, Dublin 18
Asking price: €415,000-€480,000
Agent: Kelly Walsh (01) 6645500