Views towards the Irish Sea from post-crash development in Dublin 18
10 Hillfield, Ferndale Road €1.45m
Hillfield, a small and elite development in Rathmichael, Dublin 18, is in an enviable setting, with long views east towards the Irish Sea. That's not the main reason it's noteworthy though.
In the post-crash property market, Hillfield became talked about because it was so very expensive.
The development of 11 houses was launched in 2014, when the door had barely closed on the backs of the Troika and we thought we were all still broke. But the first house to sell there fetched €1.4m.
When its turn came around, in August 2015, Number 10 Hillfield sold for €1,057,268.70 according to the Property Price Register, although there's no accounting for the 70 cents. Three years later, and still practically brand new, it's back on the market at €1.45m.
The development is on a half-kilometre cul-de-sac rising in an easterly direction from Ferndale Road in Rathmichael, Dublin 18, and stopping about 100 metres short of the ancient, ruined Rathmichael church.
The houses are all on large sites including Number 10, which stands on a landscaped 0.3 of an acre with a lawn and patio, protected by electric gates and CCTV.
A lot of the site is taken up with the house, as this is a whopper, measuring 3,852 sq ft. Luckily it's A3 rated, which means it has a relatively manageable estimated annual fuel cost of €1,100.
The space includes five bedrooms (four en suite) and two main reception rooms along with a kitchen and a study. The reception rooms - a drawing room and a dining room - are both dual-aspect and have sliding doors to the patio.
The kitchen is an airy, open-plan affair - kitchen/dining room/living room - with windows on three sides and more sliding patio doors, and there's a utility room off it.
The agent is Sherry FitzGerald Foxrock (01) 289 4386 and the price is €1.45m.