House styles to suit all at Scholarstown
Scholarstown Wood, Rathfarnham, D16
Prospective buyers at Scholarstown Wood, a development of modern three- and four-bed homes in leafy Rathfarnham, have plenty of styles to choose from in the second phase: a mix of terraced, end-of-terrace and semi-detached houses in a variety of elevations.
Following sales at the initial phase, released last September, the developer will this weekend release a further 19 homes.
The scheme sits on a 24ac site, with 2.8ac of landscaped open space and plans for an onsite crèche plus a new cycleway. There will be 244 houses and 70 apartments in all when it is finished.
Scholarstown Wood is being developed by Regency, a company co-founded by Aodan Bourke, the former financial director of Sean Dunne's Mountbrook Homes, and Patricia Hinch, formerly of GE Capital. The homes were designed by O'Mahony Pike Architects. Some elevations incorporate a stepped-out floor-to-ceiling window detail on the first floor to allow in more light.
Interior finishes in the homes also vary. While all have sleek Kube kitchens, the kitchens in the four-beds feature Silestone worktops. Most styles have island units. The living rooms have an opti-flame electric fire, apart from in the terraces. The ground floors have ceiling heights of almost 9ft.
Prices start at €470,000 for a three-bed, 1,250-sq ft terraced house, €475,000 for a semi-detached version measuring from 1,232 sq ft, and €570,000 for a four- bed semi-D spanning 1,519-1,546 sq ft.
Some house types are future-proofed - buyers of the three-bed terraced style or the four-beds have the option to convert the attic spaces to accommodate a growing family. Nearly all the houses in the latest phase are on an east/west axis, so they benefit from both the morning and evening sun.
The A-rated houses, heated by gas-fired central heating system, are ventilated mechanically by a Vent-Axia heat recovery ventilation system, and have solar thermal panels to heat water.
Scholarstown Wood is about 8km south of Stephens Green, and is near junction 12 of the M50. The area is well serviced by Dublin Bus, while the park-and-ride Luas stops at Windy Arbour and Balally are close by.
The show houses are open this Saturday and Sunday, from 2pm to 4pm. For more information, visit scholarstownwood.ie.
Enquiries to: Sherry FitzGerald (New Homes) (01) 6671888