It's unusual to see new homes go up in a densely populated area like Rathmines but Effra Road is one of three small phases of town houses and mews which will be developed over the coming months. For now, three are on sale in a terrace and will be priced at €595,000.
They have a distinctive red-brick surround with a zinc-finished roof and are 1,292 sq ft in size built by Golden Horde Developments. Each features a kitchen/dining room to the rear with a part-tiled/part-oak floor, lacquer cabinetry with an island unit and oak worktops. Integrated electrical appliances are included in the sale.
There are double doors from here to a paved terrace area at the rear and a separate living room up front, which has a frameless gas fire recessed into the wall. There is also a guest WC and the kitchen has a utility room off it. Upstairs are three bedrooms, the master is ensuite and a main bathroom which features a 'digital' shower and bath filler - handy to avoid over spills before the water charges come in. There is space for off-road parking for one vehicle and windows are triple-glazed aiding the A3 energy rating.
Next year, the adjacent mews at Le Bas will be launched but these will be two bedrooms with study townhouses built to a different design.
Rathmines is 2.3km from St. Stephen's Green and residents are well-served with 23 restaurants and 14 pubs in the village, while St. Louis' and St. Mary's Secondary schools are nearby. Viewing of Effra is on Saturday from 12-1pm and the website is www.effraroad.ie.
Joint agents: Lisney (01) 492 4670 and Stokes Property (01) 233 4600.