Hersilwood offers prime family-home location near schools
Hersilwood, Knocklyon, Dublin 16
While Dublin 16 has proved a hub for new developers over the last year, there's still a paucity of newly-built schemes in what is considered Old Knocklyon.
Indeed, when Hersilwood, an enclave of four-bed homes off the Knocklyon Road, was launched almost two years ago, it was the first development of any significance in the heart of the mature suburb in 15 years.
Following the launch of the second phase last autumn, there are now just three properties remaining at the 28-unit scheme. All are semi-detached, three-storey homes and come with a south-facing back garden and a study. Prices for the homes, which belong to the scheme's type B range, start at €625,000.
Built by Brian and Luke, the Galway-based Comer brothers, Hersilwood has become popular with families because of its proximity to the St Colmcille's national and second-level schools. Most of the housing stock in Knocklyon consists of three and four-bed semis built in the 80s and 90s that measure 1,000 sq ft to 1,300 sq ft, so at 1,885 sq ft, the Hersilwood properties are much larger and have the added benefit of an A BER, making them much cheaper to run.
Despite their eco-credentials, the houses are traditional in style, with a full-brick façade in ochre and granite reveals on the windows and door surrounds. Internal specifications include hand-painted kitchens with stone worktops, wood-burning stoves and Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware in the bathrooms. There are gardens both to the front and the rear.
For commuters, there are regular bus routes from Knocklyon that can access the M50 in less than five minutes. The Dublin Mountains, with its walks and trails, are within a 10 minute drive.
Enquiries to: JLL Residential (01) 6731600.