Don't let the name fool you - Brookside Blackrock has little in common with the old soap opera set in a suburban Liverpool housing estate.
The new enclave of seven apartments, mews and houses is set within a quiet cul-de-sac off Stillorgan Grove, where the properties' multi-aspect windows take in views not just of Blackrock's tree-lined streets, but of Dublin Bay and Howth.
With the apartments and mews house, developer Corbett Construction hopes to tap into pent-up demand in Blackrock from older buyers eager to downsize from larger homes, yet remain within walking distance of Blackrock Village and Stillorgan Village.
The development consists of three four-bed houses, one three-bed mews, two two-bed apartments and one three-bed duplex penthouse. The four-bed houses, which range in size from 1,700 sq ft to 1,830 sq ft, have already been completed and are on the market, while the mews property and the two-bed apartments, which measure 1,290 sq ft and 1,022 sq ft respectively, will be available from April. The penthouse, which will have 1,500 sq ft of living space across two floors, will be released at a later date, when pricing will be confirmed.
Prices start at €650,000 for a two-bed apartment, rising to €775,000 for the mews. The smallest four-bed house is priced from €925,000, while the two larger four-beds cost from €969,000 apiece. While each of the three four-bed houses are laid out over three storeys, none of them are identical - some have an open-plan layout for families, and others have separate areas for residents who like their own space. As a result, each bathroom, kitchen, hallway and living room has different features, floorings and designs.
Externally, two of the houses are finished in a mix of white brick and painted render, while a third has a full render façade. The roofs are finished in quartz zinc and there is granite to the sills of the quartz grey, high-performance, triple-glazed windows.
There is enough space to park two cars in each driveway, which comes with a charging point for two electric cars. To the rear of each home, full-height glass doors open on to a landscaped south-facing rear garden with a paved patio. A short flight of steps leads up to a lawn laid with low-maintenance artificial grass and raised, planted borders - all sheltered by new trees.
Each entrance hall has either herringbone floors or patterned tiles. Galway-based Kreation Kitchen supplied the kitchen, which comes with an integrated Neff oven and hob, an Electrolux fridge-freezer and dishwater, a solid quartz worktop, and a breakfast bar or island unit.
At No2 Brookside - the smallest of the three houses at 1,700 sq ft - the living room has a corner dual-aspect window, while the timber-effect tiles to the kitchen extend out to a matching terrace and lead to the largest garden on the block.
No3 has a curved staircase with a black handrail and spindles, as well as ceramic floor tiles in the kitchen that run seamlessly through the rear living area and out to a set of triple doors on to the matching terrace. No4 has a side entrance and a roof lightwell over a stairs with glass balustrades. The two upper floors were designed to have a flexible layout, which could provide for four large double bedrooms, or further living areas, a study or a playroom. All three homes have a utility/laundry room on the first floor with space for a stacked washing machine and a dryer.
While all three houses have sea views from the first and second floors, the Kish lighthouse and part of Howth are visible on a clear day from the upper floors of No 4 Brookside.
All three homes were designed to achieve either an A2 or A3 BER. An air-to-water Daikin heat pump provides underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and to the aluminium radiators on the upper floors.
The heat pump also generates the hot water, while a centralised mechanical demand extraction system ensures all the rooms have a constant supply of fresh air. For commuters, Brookside Blackrock is just a few minutes' drive away from access to the N11, and there are Dart and quality bus corridor connections into Dublin City.
Viewings at Brookside Blackrock will be held from 11am to 1pm tomorrow.