One of the few modern spacious houses to be built in recent times on the up-market Orwell Park in Dartry, Dublin 6, has come on the market at a substantial reduction to its 2008 asking price.
Then, the attractive fully-furnished house, 51 Orwell Park, was asking €7.5m but it was decided subsequently to rent it out.
Now the price for the six bedroom double-fronted red- brick home is €2.65m.
It comes to the market at this time to exhibit the standard of workmanship which developer Eugene Renehan of Walthill Properties applies to his house building as next month he plans to launch off the plans for seven similarly styled homes.
Prices for these planned smaller houses have not been finalised but are expected to start at around €900,000.
Building work has started on these seven which will consist of six semi-detached and a detached house on the same site and all with south-facing rear gardens. He will open a show house next spring.
The existing house, Number 51, has a floor area of 483sqm, while the new houses currently being developed will be smaller though, nevertheless, still quite spacious.
These will range in size from 185.8sqm for the six semi-detached houses up to 241.5sqm for the detached house and all will have four bedrooms.
They will also have higher than average ceilings and specifications include a high A3 BER energy rating.
Designed by Niall D Brennan Architects, the properties are located on a site which was formerly owned by the Mill Hill Fathers and prior to that by the Murphy family whose most famous member was William Martin Murphy, founder of Independent Newspapers, who also owned a precursor to the Luas, the Dublin United Tramways Company.
One of the original tramyards is only about 100 yards from the estate and it retains many of its attractive features although adapted to modern usage.
The Luas station at Milltown is also within walking distance. Mr Renehan has also completed a very stylish conversion of the original Murphy house into a number of up-market apartments whose occupants include diplomatic staff from nearby embassies.
Elegantly styled, the interior of Number 51 comes with interconnecting reception rooms making them well suited for family living and entertaining and they are enhanced by high ceilings in the period style, with traditional craftsmanship complimented by cutting edge technology.
These include a sitting room, drawing room, dining room, family room and south facing conservatory. The kitchen breakfast room is styled by Clive Christians.
Laid out over three levels this house offers a choice of five double bedrooms complimented by luxurious en suite bathrooms or a sixth bedroom on the second floor which could alternatively be used as a study.
Its future proofing is reflected in the broadband and Cat 5 cabling throughout, its central vacuum system and Creston home automation system.
Its craftsmanship is characterised by bespoke internal joinery, dado rails, picture rails, engineered oak flooring in the lounge and dining room, traditional timber architraves and working window shutters fitted to all front elevation windows while bespoke wardrobes are fitted in the bedrooms.
Contact Sherry FitzGerald 01 4907433