Downsizers with a hankering for Edwardian red-bricks but a distaste for the maintenance headaches associated with old homes are among the target market for Vernon Mews, a Clontarf development with period-style features such as bay windows, tiled pathways and iron railings to some of its properties.
The Edwardian-style homes at Vernon Mews are located to the front of scheme, where they blend in with the surrounding streetscapes, while its contemporary-style red-brick houses are positioned to the rear, which backs onto Belgrove Road.
The front of Vernon Mews is just off Vernon Avenue, a few minutes' walk from the Clontarf promenade and the centre of the well-heeled village.
Vernon Mews comprises 17 three-bed terraced, semi-detached and detached houses, 16 of which were launched off the plans in the summer of 2018. A showhouse has since followed and will re-open tomorrow to market the six properties still available. Greenleaf Homes is developing the block-built houses, with the financial backing of Warren Private.
The remaining six homes range in size from 1,206 sq ft to 1,593 sq ft, with prices going from €675,000 to €900,000. The prices depend on the size and style.
The houses, which were designed by Crawford Architecture, have brick elevations, a composite timber front door and reconstituted granite stone to the sills of the alu-clad double-glazed windows from NorDan.
The Edwardian-style properties have a large bay window to the front of the ground floor.
To the rear, each home has a good-sized seeded and levelled garden, with most of the gardens having a south-facing or west-facing aspect to make the most of sunlight. Residents will be given designated parking spaces.
Internally, the houses are fully modern by design, with large floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise light, contemporary skirting and architraves, and painted shaker-style doors with chrome handles, locks and hinges.
The kitchen is fitted with contemporary-style units, quartz stone countertops and LED downlighters, and Neff appliances are included if contracts are signed within 21 days. There are also fitted units and a countertop in the utility room.
The front living room comes with a Dimplex electric fire inset, and there are wardrobes to all the bedrooms.
The bathroom, ensuites and downstairs WC all come with contemporary-style sanitaryware, and there are vanity units, floor tiles and wall tiles to the bathroom and the ensuites.
The homes at Vernon Mews were designed to achieve an A3 BER, reducing energy bills for buyers moving from older properties. A gas-fired central heating system provides heat to the thermostatically controlled radiators, while PV panels top up electricity supplies.
Clontarf is 5km northeast of Dublin city centre - a ten-minute drive away when traffic is light. Clontarf train station is a 10-minute walk from Vernon Mews, and for families, there is a slew of schools nearby, including Holy Faith Secondary School. Also on the doorstep of the development is St Anne's Park, as well as tennis, rugby and yacht clubs.
Viewings at Vernon Mews will be held from 1pm to 1:30pm tomorrow.