New home view: Dunville to evolve with growing families
Future attic conversion an option for buyers of Navan three-bed homes
First-time buyers in the market for a home in Meath's Dunville need not trade up if they want an extra bedroom in the future to accommodate a growing family - most of the already-large three-beds in the new scheme near Johnstown Shopping Centre are designed to enable the purchaser to extend into the attic.
The biggest three-beds in the new development span 1,485 sq ft, but they also come with attic trusses to facilitate a conversion of the space into another 450 sq ft, as long as planning permission is secured. For now, the attic spaces are fitted with lights and a loft ladder to give residents extra storage room - an added bonus when most first-time buyers have accumulated plenty of belongings while in the rental market.
Dunville will have 298 units when it's finished. This weekend will see the launch of 32 two-storey three and four-bed homes in the first phase.
The scheme, which is being laid out amidst a series of green spaces, is being developed by Granbrind, an approved contractor for the help-to-buy scheme. The three-beds come in mid-terrace, end-of-terrace and semi-detached styles, with sizes ranging from 1,393 sq ft to 1,485 sq ft and prices starting at €245,000. The four-bed semi-detached homes measure 1,582 sq ft and cost from €285,000, while each detached four-bed spans 1,948 sq ft and is selling from €355,000.
The first homes at Dunville are due to be completed in June. Buyers seeking smaller starter homes at Dunville can check out the two-bed terraced styles that will be added in the next phase. All the builds feature larger than average bedrooms, with contemporary wardrobes in a classic light grey fitted as standard.
The fitted kitchens, with soft-close doors from Q & K Living, are also contemporary in style. If contracts are signed and returned within 21 days, the kitchen will come with integrated appliances such as an eye-level oven and microwave, a gas hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and extractor fan.
The bathrooms and ensuites have tiling to the floors and wet areas, as well as heated towel rails and vanity units.
The properties at Dunville were designed to have an A3 BER courtesy of solar panels fitted to the roof to generate hot water and an A-rated condensing gas boiler.
Dunville is within walking distance from the newly-built St Stephen's national school and Coláiste na Mí secondary school. Navan itself is just a few minutes' drive from the M3 motorway, 33km from the M50, 40km from Dublin and 52km from Dublin Airport.
For those who prefer to let others do the driving, there is a bus service that leaves Navan for Dublin every 15 minutes during peak times. Rail users can use the M3 Parkway railway station, which is 20 minutes away.
Viewings at Dunville will be held tomorrow and Sunday, between 2pm-4pm.
Navan, Co Meath
Asking price: €245,000-€355,000
Agent: McPeake Auctioneers (01) 827 2300