A space odyssey in Lucan
Rokeby Park, Rokeby Park, Lucan, Co Dublin
There is plenty of space for trader-uppers at Rokeby Park in the west Dublin suburb of Lucan, which in 2015 became the first new homes launch for Michael O'Flynn of O'Flynn Capital Partners since emerging from Nama.
The Clonee Road properties are still being developed by O'Flynn, who is also building Miller's Court in the Old Quarter at Ballincollig in the Rebel County and was best known in boom-era Cork for the Elysian apartment tower.
Rokeby Park is near the 200ac of woodland and grassland at St Catherine's Park and beside Laraghcon, the estate built by Frank Fahy's Shannon Homes in 2004.
The Rokeby Park properties were designed by Hogan Architecture to take advantage of the large sites and verdant setting and, as a result, have larger-than-standard floor-to-ceiling heights and a low density, with just four houses per acre.
Rokeby Park will ultimately have 71 four and five-bed family houses in a variety of styles, with a new phase due to be released before the summer. For now, there are six four-bed detached homes available at Rokeby Park, with prices starting at €730,000.
The elevations incorporate a mixture of brick and render. Interior finishes include plaster cornicing to the main reception room and hallway, high ceilings, as well as kitchens and bedroom wardrobes from Cawley's Furniture.
The houses were designed to have a building energy rating of A2, enabling home-owners moving from standard properties of a similar size to potentially cut their heating bills in half.
Lucan itself is less than 15km from Dublin and Rokeby Park is 1km from the village.
Enquiries to: Sherry FitzGerald New Homes (01) 667 1888.