Three left at Riversdale
Riversdale, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Just off Butterfield Avenue in Rathfarnham, on the banks of the river Dodder, is a new development on the grounds of Riversdale House.
The listed building, earmarked to be restored, shares its name with an 18th century farmhouse less than a mile away on Ballyboden Road. The latter property was the final home of poet WB Yeats and came to worldwide attention in 2000, when protesters campaigned to save it from being demolished to make room for apartments.
The lesser-known Riversdale House has seen 10 detached homes built on it. The estate, made up of three, four and five-bed homes, launched in November, but three of the homes remain on the market.
The three and five-bed three-storey homes from the initial release are no longer available, but there are three four-beds from the type B range. Unlike the classical exteriors of the five-beds, the four-beds are contemporary in style. There is a full-width first-floor terrace with cream render, off a front ensuite bedroom, that protrudes over the ground floor entrance and the tall corner window to the lounge area.
In an unusual twist, a separate living room that overlooks a patio and garden lies to the rear of the ground floor, while the kitchen is to the side. These detached homes each have 1,776 sq ft of accommodation laid out over three floors, with prices starting at €775,000.
There is a landscaped garden to the front with parking for two cars. The properties have classic fitted kitchens with painted units and integrated appliances and tiling. There is designer flooring to both the hall and living room, where there is also a fireplace with a sealed wood-burning fire.
The Riversdale houses each have an A3 BER and are within walking distance of Rathfarnham Village and Bushy Park.
Enquiries to: DNG New Homes (01) 4912610.