New home view: Four is the magic number at Shankill development
Three-floor semi-detached homes are built with families in mind
Shankill has been a village in growth for a couple of decades, with a hiatus during the recession. Hemmed in between the M50 and the sea, it is back in full swing, but has been concentrated in small batches, as land became available. It is now quite substantial compared to the small hamlet its origins and the burgeoning shops and businesses attest to its growth.
So, with the largest plot constructed a number of years ago - at Olcovar - small holdings have been brought to market over the last couple of years. This makes for quiet nested enclosures of developments, the latest of which is at Shanganagh Drive, which comprises four semi-detached homes, which launch tomorrow.
These are built with the family in mind, at 1,744 sq ft over three floors. From the McGrath group, which built the impressive Crofton in Dun Laoghaire, Shanganagh Drive is finished in neutral render with a sage and cream window trim and panelled front door. The exteriors have cobble-lock driveways and minimal shrubbery and all four are south-facing. Rear gardens are quite large with side entrances. These are split level with nicely finished patio and lawn. The rear is not overlooked, except by tall trees.
Inside the ground floor has a living room up front, with a wood burning stove. To the rear is the kitchen/dining room which has a small seating area also. There is a lovely atrium light from a vaulted section to the rear. It is finished by Nolan's with matte cupboards, stone worktops and an island unit with breakfast bar. A full range of Bosch appliances is included. French doors lead out to the rear and there is a good-sized utility room along with a guest WC here too.
The first floor has three bedrooms, including the master, which is ensuite, and the family bath. The top floor has the final bedroom, also ensuite, with a walk-in wardrobe and this, with its slanted windows, would work well as the main bedroom also.
The location is on the Loughlinstown side of the village, which makes it close to the leisure centre and hospital. Apart from Shankill, nearby villages are Ballybrack, Killiney and, to the other side, Bray. All are within 5km. Shankill has a Dart station along with a range of bus routes (there is a QBC), and the Aircoach stops here too. Locally, there is a row of shops and restaurants along with the well-known Brady's pub. Viewing is tomorrow, 3pm-4pm.
Shankill, Co Dublin
Asking price: From €525,000, depending on size of garden
Agent: DNG New Homes (01) 4912600