Life-long appeal to houses with versatile layout
Hollywoodrath, Hollystown, D15
The term "starter home" became unfashionable during the property crash, when first-time buyers in negative equity felt trapped with their first home long after they had outgrown it.
Now that first-time buyers are older and more likely to have children than their boom-era predecessors, they want a life-long house.
That's what Regency Homes has in mind for buyers at Hollywoodrath, where a fifth phase has been released. The three and four-bed semi-detached and detached homes that make up Hollywoodrath surround five acres of parkland. Inside, they come with extra storage and versatile kitchen and living layouts, and some have attic trusses to facilitate a future conversion.
Of the 35 homes in the latest tranche, five are still available. The cheapest style is a three-bed semi-detached dwelling with 1,302 sq ft of space and a price tag of €335,000, while a four-bed version with 1,475 sq ft of accommodation is priced from €377,500. A 1,749-sq ft four-bed detached home costs from €425,000. The front driveways have space for two cars and patios to the rear gardens. There are 9ft-high ceilings inside, as well as a kitchen and island unit from BeSpace. The A3-rated homes are located halfway between Dublin Airport and the city and a short walk from the centre of Tyrellstown.
Viewings are tomorrow and Sunday, between 12pm and 2pm. Enquiries to: Knight Frank (01) 6342466 or McPeake Auctioneers (01) 8272300.