Thursday 5 December 2019

Knock yourself out with stylish four-beds in leafy West Dublin

Riverwood Square Castleknock, Dublin 15

Asking price: €520,000-€530,000

Agent: Leahy Residential (01) 6011811

Riverwood Square sitting room
Riverwood Square sitting room
An open-plan kitchen/diner

With Riverwood Square, in the Carpenterstown area of Castleknock, Castlethorn Construction is returning to a familiar neck of the woods.

Back in 1996, the developer built the Riverwood estate in the leafy west Dublin suburb. In May, it went back to an infill site on the estate, between Riverwood Dene and Woodbrook, another Castlethorn development, to launch Riverwood Square. When it's complete, it will consist of 64 houses, apartments and duplexes.

Riverwood Square is close to a mature estate, with its parks and playground. It is just a short stroll from local schools, and a 10-minute walk from Coolmine station, which is on the Arrow commuter line between Maynooth and Connolly Station. The M50 is a few minutes' drive away. The Phoenix Park is also nearby.

Forty houses have been released at Riverwood Square since the May launch, and there's a further phase earmarked for January.

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An open-plan kitchen/diner
An open-plan kitchen/diner

There are four homes still for sale from the latest tranche, which was launched in September. All the three-bed properties at the development, which were priced from €420,000, have been snapped up, so the four houses on the market are all four-beds.

Prices start at €520,000 for the Clarendon style - one of seven house types dotted throughout the estate - and at €530,000 for the Franklin design.

The O'Mahony Pike-designed homes have either a full-brick or a brick-and-render finish to the façade, with PVC high-performance double-glazed windows throughout, and a dark grey front door with side glazing underneath a flat canopy. There is cobble-lock paving to the front driveway, while the rear garden has been seeded and comes with a patio area.

The Franklin is a double-fronted four-bed that's available as a semi-detached or a detached home. Off the entrance hall to this 1,528 sq ft property, there is a large triple-aspect living room to the left that spans the full depth of the house.

To the right of the hall is a kitchen/diner with a bay window to one side and a set of patio doors to the rear that leads out to the garden.

Just off the kitchen/diner is a rear extension that houses a lounge that could function as a TV room or a children's playroom. There is also a guest WC and a utility room on the ground floor.

A central turning staircase leads to the first floor, where there is a family bathroom and four good-sized bedrooms, including a master ensuite.

The Clarendon, which extends over 1,496 sq ft, is available in an end-of-terrace or a semi-detached style. This house type has a more traditional layout, with a sitting room to the front and glazed double doors leading to a rear open-plan kitchen/diner. There is a separate family room to the back of the kitchen/diner that has access to the rear garden.

A utility room and a downstairs WC complete the ground floor accommodation, while the first-floor layout is similar to that of the Franklin.

Buyers of both styles have a choice of colour for their fitted kitchen, which will come with Carrara quartz to the worktop, the upstand, and the splashback behind the hob. A Bosch fridge-freezer, a hob, an oven, a washing machine, a dryer and an extractor fan are included in the sale price if signed contracts are returned within 21 days.

There are wardrobes in three of the four bedrooms, and a solid oak handrail to the stairs.

An air-source heat pump for heating and hot water, as well as a demand-controlled mechanical extract ventilation system to provide fresh air, have been installed in the A3-rated properties.

Viewings are by appointment.

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