If there’s one thing O’Malley Construction knows about, it’s the building of houses around south Dublin. The Galway builders are behind Wyckham Point in Dundrum, Sunbury Gardens in Dartry, the apartments at St Helen’s in Stillorgan and Churchfields in Milltown.
One of the developments they have been working on is Ardilea Crescent in Clonskeagh. Work began on the D14 scheme five years ago and a total of 21 houses and 48 apartments have been sold since the first launch.
Another block of 27 apartments is being released to the market this week at the popular development. Designed by architects McCrossan O’Rourke Manning, the final block at Ardilea will consist of two and three-bedroom apartments and three-bed penthouses.
All apartments will have an A2/A3 energy rating and come with underfloor heating. Solar panels on the roof of the block will generate energy for the residents, reducing the running costs of the common areas. The heating in the apartments comes from an Exhaust Air Heat Pump, which means the heat can be controlled in different zones in the property, keeping energy costs low and also negating the need for radiators in the rooms, freeing the space up for extra storage. The heating system can be controlled via a smartphone app.
Kitchens will be designed by QK Living with quartz worktops and Neff appliances. The sanitary ware in the bathrooms is by Villeroy and Boch, and the wardrobes will have a modern cashmere finish.
For those who will continue to work remotely, each unit is prewired with multiple connections for TV, phone and high-speed broadband. There is either a balcony or terrace area in each unit for those all-important screen breaks.
There is an allocated parking space for each apartment and additional visitor parking around the development. New residents will benefit from the shared outdoor spaces that have matured since the first phase of the development was built. There are terraced lawns with seating and pergolas and a fenced playground for kids.
The two-bed apartments will have a floor area of between 867sq ft and 1,001sq ft and are priced from €525,000. The two-bed penthouses (946sq ft – 1,001sq ft) start at €565,000. The three-bed apartments will be 1,112sq ft and start from €595,000, while the three-bed penthouses range in size from 1,374sq ft to 1,993sq ft and are priced from €875,000.
The popular location is sure to draw in a lot of buyers, particularly those who like the idea of a home beside UCD campus. With an address in Clonskeagh, Ardilea Crescent is within easy reach of Goatstown, Mount Merrion, Stillorgan and Dundrum.
For sports enthusiasts, Deer Park tennis and sports grounds is within walking distance and Elm Park and Milltown golf clubs are a short drive away. There is a cycle and ride option at the Kilmacud Luas stop for residents who want to get into the city or out to Sandyford Business Park.
The apartments are expected to be completed by November or December but in the meantime, viewing of the show apartment is by appointment through Hooke and MacDonald (01) 631 8402.