Tuesday 23 January 2018

Eagle has landed at Diswellstown Manor

Diswellstown Manor, Diswellstown, Castleknock, Dublin 15 Asking price: €395,000-€555,000 Agent: Hooke & MacDonald (01) 6318 402

Semis at Diswellstown
The living room looking out to the back garden
The open-plan kitchen at Diswellstown
The living room at Diswellstown

The names of the homes being launched at Diswellstown Manor have clearly been inspired by the new €60m development's location opposite the 18-hole golf club at the Castleknock Hotel & Country Club - the three-bed house types are called the Eagle, the four-beds are named the Fairway, and the five-beds have been dubbed the Links.

The semi-detached properties are arranged around the eponymous Diswellstown House, a 17th-century mansion and protected structure once owned by a Scottish family. Five acres of landscaped mature parkland on the grounds of Diswellstown House are being preserved as an amenity for prospective buyers of the new homes.

The initial phase of this scheme on the Porterstown Road is going on the market this week and the homes are due to be completed next year.

Prices for the 1,248 sq ft properties at the Eagle start at €395,000, rising to €480,000 for the 1,447 sq ft four-bed dwellings at the Fairway and to €555,000 for the Links. The 2,038 sq ft worth of accommodation in the five-bed houses stretches out over three floors, though some buyers may choose to turn the fifth bedroom into a study, TV den or playroom, according to the selling agents.

The west Dublin scheme is being built for a receiver on behalf of Nama. The agency is also funding the construction of another development in the neighbourhood called Hamilton Park, which is off the Diswellstown Road.

When Diswellstown Manor is finished, there will be 119 houses in all. The McCrossan O'Rourke Manning-designed properties come with kitchens featuring Nolan's Quartz Siletone countertops, painted hardwood doors and integrated Electrolux appliances.

The internal doors are in a shaker-style solid timber, with satin-finish handles, while the timber stairs feature a light oak hardwood handrail and newel posts.

The bathrooms and ensuites have been installed with Sonas baths, showers, sinks and toilets, while the bedrooms are fitted with Brogan Jordan wardrobes and 18mm hardwood-veneered doors.

Outside, the exteriors are finished with a combination of IBStock Chailey bricks and KRend monocouche coloured render, natural stone granite windowsills, and Velux roof windows.

There is permeable paving and soft planting in the front gardens, and treated timber side gates lead to the rear garden, paved patio, and timber service enclosure.

All homes have an A2 energy rating, courtesy of PV solar panels on the roof that generate electricity, a rainwater harvesting system that cuts water consumption, a heat recovery ventilation system to provide fresh air throughout the house all year round, and a high efficiency A-rated external gas-fired boiler. Diswellstown Manor is about a mile from Castleknock, which was still a rural village until the first housing estates were developed there in the 1960s.

Since then, it has grown rapidly in tandem with neighbouring Blanchardstown.

Across the road from the Diswellstown Manor is the Castleknock hurling and football club, while the Tír na nÓg public park is about 100m from the development.

There is a host of primary and secondary schools in the suburb, including Castleknock College, Mount Sackville, Castleknock Educate Together, Castleknock Community College in Diswellstown, Castleknock National School, and St Patrick's National School at Diswellstown.

The show houses for Diswellstown Manor will open today, between 1pm-2pm and viewing will continue tomorrow and Sunday, between 1.30pm-4pm. For more details, see www.diswellstownmanor.ie.

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