Thursday 18 April 2019

New home view: Gateway to the city

Stillorgan Gate, Upper Kilmacud Road, Kilmacud, Co Dublin Asking price: from €450,000 Agent: Selling Agent: Sherry Fitzgerald New Homes (01) 6671888

The exterior of the development at Stillorgan Gate on the Upper Kilmacud Road
The exterior of the development at Stillorgan Gate on the Upper Kilmacud Road
The master bedroom
The kitchen/ dining area

A limited number of two-bedroom apartments remain available in the final phase of the Stillorgan Gate development on the Upper Kilmacud Road which were released earlier this month. There are also some three-bedroom duplex units with large balcony and living areas, and two four-bedroom houses, all designed by PCOT Architects.

Stillorgan Gate is built on the former grounds of Hazelwood, a grand two-storey-over-basement house with a chiseled granite façade built in the 1840s and designed by John Skipton Mulvany, the architect of the Blackrock, Broadstone and Dun Laoghaire train stations. The developer is Caye Costruction, led by Sean Keegan, the son of Castleknock-based developer Larry Keegan, of Kimpton Vale.

The two-bedroom apartments have approximately 915 sq ft of living space and are priced from €450,000, while the three-bedroom duplexes have approximately 1360 sq ft of living space and cost from €560,000. The four-bedroom houses have approximately 2,078 sq ft of living space and are priced from €835,000.

At Stillorgan Gate, the houses are set back from the main road and have an attractive red brick façade, low maintenance mono-couche rendered finish, uPVC EcoClad sash windows from Munster Joinery, and granite to the windowsills and reveals. There are cobblelocked driveways and south-facing rear gardens. The duplex homes and apartments all have their own independent hall-door access and are situated around a central landscaped area.

Each duplex sits on top of a ground floor apartment but has its own entrance via a flight of steps to the first floor of the building. Inside, there is a separate living room to the front, with double doors leading to a dining space, a kitchen and a rear terrace.

There is also a lavatory and storage area on this level. On the top floor of each duplex are three bedrooms, two of which are ensuite, and a bathroom.

Energy efficiency is a particular feature of the homes at Stillorgan Gate, which are A3 rated thanks to high levels of insulation in the walls, floor and roof, along with solar panels, modern efficient boilers and thermostatically controlled radiators, all of which combine to ensure lower energy usage and higher levels of comfort.

Internally, the homes have an increased ceiling height on both ground and first floors, a painted finish to all walls and ceilings, and solid oak handrails on the stairs. The homes are wired for a security alarm.

The kitchens feature custom-designed fitted units with Velstone counter tops and classic solid wood painted doors with under- and above-cabinet lighting. Integrated appliances come as standard in the kitchens, while bedrooms are fitted with built-in wardrobes. Bathrooms and ensuites have thermostatically-controlled high-press pump-fed showers, and floor and wall tiles in the kitchens, bathrooms and ensuites are as seen in the show house.

The area is home to Kilmacud Crokes GAA club - its clubhouse, Glenalbyn, is located directly opposite the Stillorgan shopping centre.

The club has active junior and senior memberships. The shopping centre includes branches of Donnybrook Fair, Tesco, Dunnes and Dubray Books, as well as Starbucks, Mao and Eddie Rocket's. Across the road is a branch of Lidl, and a multiplex cinema. The Stillorgan Bowl is another popular local spot.

The LUAS Green Line runs south of Kilmacud and the Kilmacud LUAS stop is a 10-minute walk from the development. The journey into the city takes just 20 minutes. For cyclists, there is a bike rack to the front of each block of apartments and duplexes. The development is also close to the M50 and N11.

Viewing is by appointment.

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