Regency style a nod to the good old days
Cottonwood's three-storey four-bed homes are not short on space
Cottonwood, Castleknock, Dublin 15
Asking price: €995,000-€1.07m
Agent: Flynn & Associates (01) 8211311
The seven detached homes at Cottonwood, situated in a cul-de-sac off the leafy Carpenterstown Road in Castleknock, are reminiscent of a bygone era: the red-brick regency-style properties feature sash windows, deep eaves, slate roofs and a formal central entrance.
The three-storey four-bed homes, located just five miles from the centre of Dublin and a brief walk from the Phoenix Park, are laid out around a central laneway.
The development is being built by B&C Contractors. In 2014, directors Jim and Colm McBride bought Cottonwood, a mid-century detached property set on one acre, to build this eponymous enclave on the land. The brothers snapped it up for an estimated €1.5m, a bargain compared to the guide price of about €5.75m when it was put up for auction in March 2007.
Because bidding peaked at €4.5m, the property was withdrawn from the market. Now the new builds at Cottonwood are selling from between €995,000 and €1.07m apiece. The prices reflect not just the homes' high spec, but the development's proximity to the city centre and local amenities, including Farmleigh.
While each of the homes has a sizeable plot, the highest price of €1.07m is for the three corner houses, which have extra side space. Two of these corner properties and a further home at Cottonwood have already been reserved, even though just five of the homes, from the A type range, have been released for sale. Four of the properties have been completed.
Accommodation at Cottonwood is spread out over three floors, with a single dormer window jutting out from the roof of the exterior. Each home measures 2,497 sq ft and some have bay windows.
On entering, there is a lounge on the left and a sitting room to the right. There is a kitchen/dining space to the rear and doors lead off from there and from the lounge on to a corner patio and a back garden. There is also a WC and utility room on this level. On the first floor is the main bedroom - which has an ensuite and walk-in wardrobes as well as a family bathroom - and two other bedrooms, one of which is ensuite. The top floor houses a fourth bedroom, which also boasts an ensuite and walk-in wardrobes.
Would-be buyers at Cottonwood will have a choice of five styles of kitchen and the A2-rated homes have easy access to the M50, local rail services and bus routes to Dublin City Centre.
The showhouse is on view from 2pm-4pm tomorrow.