Going green with all mod cons
Ardmore Green, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin Asking price: From €635,000 Agent: Quilsen (01) 2801719
Ardmore Green, a new infill development equidistant between Monkstown and Dun Laoghaire, has a discreet location, tucked away in the midst of Ardmore Park, a residential estate built off Kill Avenue in the mid-1950s.
The four contemporary-style homes that make up Ardmore Green were built on what was once part of the garden at 52 Ardmore Park. The new scheme's position - in the heart of a mature area - is sure to add to Ardmore Green's target market of downsizers keen to remain in the neighbourhood and well-heeled first-time buyers who grew up in Dun Laoghaire or Monkstown.
The three-bed semi-detached homes, which resemble modern dormer bungalows, may also prove attractive to families: they are located behind Monkstown Educate Together national school and the all-weather playing pitch owned by Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology.
Ardmore Green is being developed by Coliemore Homes.
Prices at Ardmore Green start at €635,000, with sizes from 1,080 sq ft. Each house is identical, though the fully fitted showhouse at No 1 Ardmore Green has a larger garden than its neighbours.
The front exteriors of the homes are finished in render, but there is zinc detail above the AluClad window frames, which, like the front doors, are in an anthracite grey colour. The front driveway is paved and landscaped.
The entrance hall, which is flooded with natural light, leads to the front living room and to a rear contemporary-style open-plan kitchen/diner. AluClad glazed sliding patio doors to the rear open onto a paved area and a southwest-facing garden.
The kitchen, supplied by Nolan Kitchens, has solid painted units with soft-close doors and drawers, an island unit, and quartz granite worktops. The kitchen has also been fitted with Electrolux integrated appliances, including a fridge-freezer and dishwasher.
Extra touches at Ardmore Green include nine foot-high ceilings and underfloor heating to the ground floor, as well as timber painted doors in a shaker style. The painted bedroom wardrobes are also from Nolans, while the sanitary ware in the bathrooms and en suites are from the Spanish firm Porcelanosa's Noken line.
Heating and hot water at the A2-rated homes are provided by a Hitachi air-to-water heat pump, and roof-mounted PV panels help offset energy costs.
Prospective buyers at Ardmore Green can access Dublin city centre via the 46A bus, which runs along Kill Avenue, or get the Dart from Dun Laoghaire. Local shopping is available at Park Pointe, the retail centre at Honeypark, a new development on the site of the old Dun Laoghaire Golf Club.
Viewings at Ardmore Green will be held tomorrow, from 12pm to 2pm.