Tudor style with a modern twist in Killiney
Albany, Killiney, Co Dublin
Energy-efficient new-build schemes are as rare as hen's teeth in Killiney, the affluent coastal suburb that became known in the 1990s as Dublin's 'rock broker' belt and dubbed 'Bel Éire' in the British press for attracting stars such as Joe Elliott of Def Leppard fame and Bono to the neighbourhood.
The 15 homes that make up Albany off Killiney Hill Road may be Tudor in style, but the Cairn Homes scheme, first launched in May, has fully 21st century eco-credentials, with an A3 BER and an air-to-water heat pump system. Seven of the 15 homes at the Cairn Homes development are still for sale, with prices starting at €895,000.
Albany is set amidst the grounds of the eponymous Albany House, a listed Victorian villa. The scheme is accessed from a new entrance at Killiney Hill Road and there is separate access to the Shanganagh Road to Albany House, which has been restored and reconfigured to create new semi-detached homes.
At Albany, the four-beds come as detached and semi-detached. Type B is a semi-detached version with 2,131 sq ft of living space over three floors. The large kitchen/dining/seating area flows through to the living room via recessed sliding doors.
The kitchen, which has units from McNally and Neff appliances, has floor-to-ceiling windows and patio doors along one wall that overlook a courtyard-style garden There are large skylights for added light. The living room has a feature gas-fire insert and recessed lighting in the 9ft high coffered ceiling.
The 2,486 sq ft five-bed type is detached and of a similar style, but a fourth level has been added at the top for a master bedroom with walk-in wardrobes.
Albany is within walking distance of Killiney's beach, village and Dart station, while Dalkey, Ballybrack and Shankill are also nearby. The centre of Dublin is 12 miles away.
Viewing is by appointment only.
Enquiries to: Sherry Fitzgerald New Homes
(01) 6671888 or Kelly Walsh (01) 6645500.