Sunday 4 December 2016

Living for the city views at Sion Hill

Sion Hill Park, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Published 15/04/2016 | 02:30

Sion Hill
Sion Hill

Almost a year to date after the initial phase of Sion Hill Park was launched, the third and final phase of 20 homes is being released tomorrow at the development.

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The scheme, one of the few northside estates to be built so close to the centre of Dublin in recent years, commands views across the city from its elevated location just off the leafy Griffith Avenue.

These new builds are particularly appealing to families, young professionals and purchasers downsizing from larger homes in the mature neighbourhood.

The entire 69 unit development is expected to be fully completed by the end of August.

Sion Hill Park is being constructed by Maplewood Residential, which last month launched a new development called Dodderbrook in the South County Dublin suburb of Ballycullen.

Just like at Dodderbrook, Maplewood's Drumcondra development is made up of traditional-style homes with contemporary energy-efficient technology. The exterior of the A2 rated Sion Hill properties are a mix of brick, stone and render, complemented by uPVC double-glazed windows from Munster Joinery and a hardwood front door with a three-point locking system.

A slew of different house types are available in the last phase of the scheme, ranging from 1,174 sq ft three-bed terraced houses priced from €470,000 to four-bed semi-detached residences extending over 1,843 sq ft and costing from €670,000. In the latter, accommodation is laid out over three floors.

At the ground floor level, there is a living room with a bay window to the front and a kitchen with and a large dining area to the rear, as well as a utility and a downstairs WC. Buyers have a choice of paint colours for the solid wood kitchen units and a selection of quartz worktops and handle finishes from Keane Kitchens to choose from. There is plaster cornicing detail in the living room and hallway, and the entire floor has a nine-foot ceiling height.

At first floor level, there are three bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, and the main bathroom. On the top floor, there is a master bedroom with a wardrobe-lined hallway that leads to the ensuite. There is a second room on the same level that is designed as a den in the show house but could be used as a store room, study or another bedroom. All of the existing bedrooms have built-in wardrobes with shaker door finishes and chrome door knobs by Cawleys Furniture.

To the front of the four-bed properties, there is curtilage parking for two cars. The semi-detached and end-of-terrace homes have side gates for secondary access to the rear garden and paved patio.

Sion Hill Park is 5km from the centre of Dublin and 15 minutes from the airport.

The show houses will be on view between 2pm and 4pm tomorrow and Sunday.

Enquiries to: DNG New Homes (01) 4912600.

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