Castleknock is one of the few Dublin suburbs that witnessed a plethora of mid-market new developments over the last two years, including Diswellstown Manor, though the neighbourhood is crying out for an even greater supply, especially among buyers who grew up in the leafy area.
Diswellstown Manor, located opposite Castleknock Golf Club, is arranged around the eponymous Diswellstown House, a 17th century two-storey mansion. The scheme of three, four and five-bed properties first launched in October 2015.
Just one house remains in the entire development. It is a five-bed, three-storey semi-detached home extending over 2,038 sq ft, selling for €630,000.
The McCrossan O'Rourke Manning-designed house is finished in a combination of IBStock Chailey brick and KRend monocouche coloured render. Natural stone granite windowsills, Velux roof windows and timber trusses on the roof add to the high-end finishes. The homes' high-performance double-glazed Scandinavian timber windows and doors are supplied by NorDan. The kitchens have quartz Siletone countertops with inset sinks and painted hardwood doors from Nolans, and the integrated appliances are from Electrolux.
The development itself sits on five acres of mature parkland, though extra planting, seating and a playground were also added by Andrews Construction, which built the scheme for a receiver on behalf of Nama.
There are plenty of good schools, including Castleknock College and Mount Sackville, in the vicinity and the city centre is 9km away by bus or car.
Castleknock also has a train station and is a few minutes' drive from the M50 at the N3 exit.
Enquiries to: Hooke & MacDonald (01) 631 8402.