Second-phase launch of Knocklyon red-bricks
Hersil Wood, Knocklyon, Dublin 16
Luke and Brian Comer, the former plasterers from the Galway town of Glenamaddy who created one of the country's biggest property empires, are this week launching the second phase of Hersil Wood, the first new estate of any significance built in Old Knocklyon in the last 15 years.
The brick-fronted traditional style family homes are in the first residential scheme the two brothers built since returning to the Irish construction market in 2011.
The second phase at this Knocklyon development will consist of 10 units divided into two house types. Type A, which costs from €595,000, is a four-bed semi-detached home, while type B is larger four-bed semi-detached property with a study and is priced from €625,000.
Sizes range from 1,766 sq ft to 1,885 sq ft, making the properties much bigger than the three and four-bed semis built in the south Dublin suburb throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
There are also three units still on the market since the first phase of 14 properties was launched in March. Internal specifications at the new homes will include hand-painted kitchens with stone worktops, wood-burning stoves, and Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware. There are gardens both to the front and the rear.
In keeping with the latest energy efficiency-led building regulations, these A-rated homes incorporate solar panels, gas condensing boilers, heat-recovery systems, triple-glazed UPV windows and have a high level of insulation to lower the energy costs.
The purchasers to date have been growing families trading up from smaller and older houses close to Knocklyon, according to selling agent Colm Byrne, a director at Guardian New Homes.
Because of the dearth of family homes in south Dublin, the agent expects to also attract buyers from outside the locality. Parents will be drawn, too, to the development's location in what is known as Old Knocklyon because of its proximity to St Colmcille's national and second-level schools, Byrne said.
The show houses will open tomorrow and Sunday, from 2pm-4pm.
Enquiries to: Guardian New Homes 01 6680100.