Be a modern belle or a retro dweller in Rathmines
Maxwell Square, Rathmines, Dublin 6
Two for one is always a bargain, and viewers at Maxwell Square in Rathmines will be shown two distinctive designs - suiting either the traditional buyer wanting a period Victorian-style townhouse (left) or the contemporary, moderist, hi-tech look (right) favoured by others.
Irrespective of your preference, all units, built by Arx Developments, feature eco low-energy design with high-level insulation, underfloor heating, heat recovery ventilation and gas-condensing boilers. Solar panels are fitted to each house.
The contemporary units feature Carlson Scandinavian double-glazed solid timber windows with aluminium external cladding. Exteriors are a mix of grey, taupe and white in a 'block built' style, with the garage tucked in under the unit at the ground floor level, next to the front door. Inside, they have either two or three bedrooms. The kitchen has a breakfast bar and very large picture doors which lead out into a courtyard. Cabinets are hi-gloss white with a range of appliances included and the overall finish is minimalist monochrome but elegant. Much use is made of Carrera quartz and there is a wood-burning stove in the living area.
These are priced from €540,000, measuring 1,173-1,205 sq ft and open plan in nature. These are to the rear of the development. There are seven visitor car spaces located in the front courtyard area.
To the front are tall terraces, red-bricks fronting onto Maxwell Road. The interior layout of the 'Type A' is intriguing - two thirds of the ground floor is taken up with the kitchen/dining area with a sitting room up front.
The first floor has one bedroom (ensuite) and another sitting room. The second floor has two further bedrooms, one ensuite while a 'half' floor on the top of the building houses the fourth bed also with its own bathroom.
It's 2,028 sq ft overall and priced at €850,000.
The 'B' is the end of terrace with its own driveway. At 1,108 sq ft it is a two-storey built more traditionally, but with a 'tapering' toward the rear of the kitchen. There are three beds and two baths in this property which is €650,000.
Rathmines is one of the 'Three Rs' and sought after in Dublin - Rathgar and Ranelagh forming the rest of the geographical triangle. Amenities are broad - Brookfield and Mount Pleasant Lawn Tennis clubs, Leinster Sports & Cricket grounds, Milltown Golf Club and a variety of gyms are in the immediate vicinity. This is a prime catchment area for schools, including St. Mary's, Sandford Park, Gonzaga and Zion. Transport is provided by Luas stops at Cowper and Beechwood along with a range of bus services.
Enquiries to: DNG (01) 491 2600.