4 of a kind... Homes for Help-to-Buy in South Dublin
Clay Farm, Leopardstown, Dublin 18 from €470,000
Well-heeled first-time buyers will be checking out the long-awaited Clay Farm development in Leopardstown, Dublin 18, where there are three- and four-bedroom houses in the first phase, ranging in size from 109 to 161sqm.
The Elder is priced at €470,000, while other house types are more expensive.
The high-end development is set in its own 14 Acre Eco Park, with tracks and trails for residents to explore, against the scenic backdrop of the Dublin Mountains.
The developer is Park Developments, established in 1962, also responsible for numerous other residential and commercial developments including Carrickmines Wood, The Gallops, Kelston, The Park Cabinteely, Mount Saint Anne's in Milltown and Hanover Quay in the Docklands.
The A-rated houses come with solar panels and triple-glazed windows, mechanical ventilation, gas-fired central heating and high levels of insulation.
The kitchens feature stone counter-tops, and there are separate utility rooms. Each house is fitted with a Stira attic stairs.
All communal areas are professionally landscaped, and each house has its own off-street parking area on a cobblelock driveway.
In terms of location, Clay Farm lies opposite the Leopardstown Valley Luas station, with a journey time into the city centre of 24 minutes. Other amenities in the area include the Leopardstown Shopping Centre, and The Park in Carrickmines.
There are six primary schools within nine minutes, and seven secondary schools within 20 minutes' drive.
Agent: Savills (01) 618 1300
Winning in Walkinstown
Wilkin's Court is a new development of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes in Walkinstown by Jackie Greene Construction. The houses are all A-rated and are located in a mature, settled location on Limekiln Lane, just off Greentrees Road. Insulation and technology features include gas-fired central heating, PV solar panels, efficient boilers, and heat recovery ventilation. All homes are fitted with kitchen appliances, wardrobes to main bedrooms, and wall and floor tiling in bathrooms and en suites; they also come with the 10-year HomeBond guarantee. Two-bed apartments are priced from €370,000, three-bed duplexes from €435,000, the three-bed semi is €490,000 and four-bed, €560,000. Viewing today, 2-4pm.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 6671888
Staying in Stillorgan
There are three two-bedroom apartments remaining in the Stillorgan Gate development, built by CAYE Construction, which is designed around a central landscaped courtyard.The apartments have 85sqm of living space, and their own independent hall-door access. They are A-rated and energy efficient, with features including high levels of insulation in the walls and floors, modern boilers and thermostatically controlled radiators. The location is close to Dundrum and Stillorgan villages, Dundrum Town Centre, with its wide range of shops, restaurants and a multi-screen cinema, and the Kilmacud Luas stop. Local schools include Taney Primary School, Our Lady's Grove, St Raphaela's, Mount Anville, St Benildus and St Killian's. Access to the M50 is convenient.
Agent: Sherry Fitzgerald (01) 6671888
Residing in Rathfarnham
These three-bed, mid-terrace houses in the Airpark Square development on Stocking Lane in Rathfarnham have 102.4 sqm of living space and south-facing rear gardens. The €440,000 house type has a separate living room, separate utility, storage space under the stairs and a larger dining area in the kitchen in comparison to the current show house. There are larger four-bedroom end-of-terrace and five-bedroom semi-detached house types also available. The homes in Airpark Square are energy efficient, with air-to-water heat pumps and a high standard of insulation, and aimed at families who will be drawn to the open green space with playground in the development. Each home has a Shaker-style kitchen with quartz worktops.
Agent: DNG New Homes (01) 491 2600