Friday 21 October 2016

New home view: Four unique builds provide a window into the future

High end properties make the most of the sea views on Howth Road

Published 22/05/2015 | 02:30

Four homes are on view this weekend for Howth Road
Four homes are on view this weekend for Howth Road
The sitting room in one of the Howth Road properties
The open-plan kitchen at Howth Road

This 'development' doesn't have a name at all which certainly makes it unique in marketing terms. In fact it is four large detached houses built on perpendicular sites at the Howth Road/Kilbarrack Road junction.

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What is clear is these are top end luxury homes. Priced between €950,000 and €1.2m, they are going to appeal to trader-uppers.

The agent is keen to point out the five bedrooms, high spec kitchens and internal finish, however for most onlookers the most striking feature that will hit them is a window. Not just any window, but a landing window which protrudes in an extraordinary fashion from the front, jutting out in a bold black projection from the surrounding white plaster finish on the first floor. And the design is repeated around the back where it covers the lower two storeys of these three floor homes and is echoed in the blue-black Spanish slate roof.

From the inside, it houses a work station, but this worker would find the extensive sea views more of a distraction than an aid. Still, it's nice to see the area not wasted, as it is in so many houses as a simple return on the stairs, creating instead real additional living space.

The four houses differ slightly in size and aspect: two are on the Howth Road section while the others are on Kilbarrack Road.

Three of them are 2,368 sq ft while the largest is 2,961 sq ft. They all have a kitchen/dining/family area on the ground floor, with a utility room, a separate living room and guest WC, while the first floor has three bedrooms and a family bathroom along with the aforementioned landing space while the upper floor has the remaining two bedrooms, both ensuite.

Due to the views, much has been made of them with floor to ceiling windows in the kitchen/dining area and living room, while triple glazed skylights feature in top floor bedrooms and baths. Kitchens are contemporary, built to the rear, in a dark wood/cream mix with a long island unit. They have integrated Electrolux and Siemens appliances. Sitting rooms have an inset wood-burning cassette with limestone or granite fireplaces. Flooring, either tiled, wood or carpet, has been fitted throughout.

The BER rating comes from solar panels, an A-rated gas boiler and a heat recovery system. Outside is a paved parking area, and front, sides and the rear patio are also paved, while gardens and exterior planting has been finished with shrubbery and trees.

There is an open viewing this Saturday from 12pm - 1pm.

Howth Road, Dublin 5

Asking price: €950,000-€1.2m

Agent: Savills New Homes (01) 6181300

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