Killiney enclave wired for home cinemas
Balure, Killiney, Co Dublin
Older Irish ex-pats returning home and buyers from continental Europe have been drawn to Balure, a small enclave of detached homes built on the grounds of a period house in Killiney, according to the selling agent.
Two of the six homes built around Balure House, which sold in February 2015 for €3.25m, have been sold since the scheme was launched last month. This development of double-fronted three-storey homes is situated on a secluded cul-de-sac off the eastern side of Church Road, close to its junction with Killiney Avenue.
While No1 and No3 have been sold, No2 - the fully fitted showhouse - is available from €1.55m. Number four is priced from €1.65m, No5 costs from €1.6m, and No6 has a €1.5m price tag. There are slight variations between each property and some come with larger gardens than others, though each home has roughly 3,900 sq ft of accommodation.
All are accessed through an electronic gate with a video intercom system. Inside, open-plan layout features a traditional-style hand-crafted and painted kitchen with a stone worktop, a central island unit and a fully tiled floor. The living and sitting rooms are wired for home cinema and come with stone fireplaces with wood-burning stoves.
Other stand-out interior features include a central vacuum system, bespoke coving throughout the ground floor, a hardwood painted staircase with an oak handrail and timber panelling to the hall, landing and living room.
Upstairs, all five bedrooms come with an ensuite and built-in painted wardrobes. The master bedroom is on the first floor and has a walk-in wardrobe with built-in shelving and rails.
A door from this area leads to the master ensuite, which features a walk-in shower, a free-standing bath, double vanity sinks, presses and heated towel rails.
There are three other bedrooms on this level, all of which have baths with shower attachments in the ensuites.
The ensuite for the fifth bedroom on the top floor has a corner bath. Also on this floor is a media room that could also be used as a sixth bedroom. As well as the attic, there are other substantial storage areas throughout the homes.
The houses at Balure were designed to have a building energy rating of A2. PV solar panels that supply renewable energy to the properties help reduce energy bills and there is an energy-efficient condensing gas boiler that provides underfloor heating to the ground floor.
Balure Lane is about a 25 minute walk to Killiney Dart Station and the coast. There is plenty of public transport access to the city, with Luas stations at Cherrywood and Dart stations at Killiney and Dalkey.
Viewing is by prior appointment.
Enquiries to: Hassett & Fitzsimons (01) 6773591.