Interior designer sweetens the deal at Foxrock scheme
Stanford Park, Foxrock, Dublin 18
Stanford Park, a new Foxrock development of 15 homes, is set on the grounds of the eponymous Stanford House, a period residence located off leafy Westminster Road.
The 3,875-sq ft early Victorian pile is named after John Stanford McIlwaine, a banker with Bank of Ireland who bought the house in the 1860s. His son, John Bedell Stanford McIlwaine, was a landscape painter whose own portrait was created at Stanford House by prominent Dublin artist Walter Osborne.
Stanford House, which remains one of the few country manses left in the capital, is currently being restored to its former glory and has just gone sale agreed. The period house's tree-lined avenue forms the entrance to Stanford Park, a new development located to the rear of the eponymous protected structure that launched last weekend.
The scheme consists of four-bed detached houses, three-bed semi-detached dwellings with playrooms in the attic, one two-bed detached house with a study, two-bed duplexes, and one-bed own-door apartments. They are being built by Homeland Projects, led by husband-and-wife team Neil and Aoife Collins.
All the property types at Stanford Park are named after roads in Foxrock, such as Westminster and Kerrymount, as well as the Bentley brothers - the original builders of the Foxrock estate.
Of the 10 houses initially released at Stanford Park, five are still for sale. Prices for the remaining properties in the current tranche start at €1.1m for the Kerrymount style, a three-bed semi with a playroom and ensuite in the attic and an option to extend the rear to create a second family room.
The Hainault, a four-bed detached design that can also be extended to the rear, costs from €1.25m, while The Westminster, another four-bed detached house type is the same price. The apartments and duplexes will be released later this year.
The facade of each home is finished in a combination of brick and dash, with a heritage-style four-panel front door from NorDan, which also supplied the high-performance double-glazed top-swing windows. To the rear, a large glazed sliding door leads out to the back garden.
On the ground floor, there are extra-high ceilings and a living room with a sandstone fireplace surround, a sealed wood-burning stove, and a black marble insert and hearth. The kitchens are hand-painted and made from solid wood by Dalkey-based Kelly Design. Bespoke wardrobes are supplied by Cawley's Furniture. Once contracts have been signed, new home owners at the A3-rated Stanford Park will get a free one-hour consultation from Helen Turkington, one of the country's leading interior designers.
Viewings are by appointment only. Enquiries to: DNG New Homes (01) 4912600