Riversdale breaks from the norm with design
Riversdale, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Riversdale is an enclave of just 10 detached homes set on a bend in the river Dodder, on the leafy grounds of Riversdale House.
The listed building, which is earmarked for restoration, 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 new Riversdale was first launched in November. Since then, all the three-beds and five-beds have sold, leaving three four-beds from the type B range on the market.
There is a full-width first-floor terrace with cream render to the front that protrudes over both 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 is situated to the rear of the ground floor, while the custom-design painted kitchen is to the side. Each of the three remaining properties have 1,776 sq ft of living space spread across three floors, with prices starting at €775,000.
All the houses at Riversdale have an A3 BER, with an air-to-water heat pump providing energy-efficient central heating. The development is within walking distance of Rathfarnham Village and Bushy Park.
Enquiries to: DNG New Homes (01) 4912610.