Fairhaven in Castleknock is directly across the road from the 1,700-acre Phoenix Park, Europe's largest city park and home to Dublin Zoo, Áras an Uachtaráin, the American Ambassador's residence and facilities such as walkways and cycling routes.
In 2015, developer Flynn & O'Flaherty launched Fairhaven off the tree-lined Castleknock Road, close to the main N3 Dublin to Navan road. A series of phases followed, the latest of which is Fairhaven Walk, which launches today.
Fairhaven Walk, which will comprise 53 homes in all when construction is finished, is arranged around a cul-de-sac. It's beside Fairhaven's on-site park and playground, which are due to be completed later this month.
There are 20 three and four-bed semi-detached houses in the first release at Fairhaven Walk. Each of the three-bed houses measures 1,259 sq ft and is priced from €557,500, while the four-bed semis span 1,410 sq ft and cost from €665,000 apiece. The houses are due to be completed between July and December.
The three-bed properties at the landscaped site have a red-brick façade with white render to the front bay while the four-beds have a yellow brick to the bottom half of the façade, including the front bay, and render to the top half. Both styles, designed by the OMS Green firm of architects, have granite to the stringcourse and to the sills of the white-framed double-glazed windows.
The front garden of the homes is landscaped and flanked by a cobble-locked driveway that can accommodate two cars. There is a side entrance to the rear garden, which comes with an external power point and a timber shed.
Interior finishes include extensive decorative timber panelling to the walls of the four-bed homes. Both the three and four-beds have pop-out storage drawers underneath the stairs and solid timber doors throughout.
The traditional-style front living room has a bay window and a sealed wood-burning inset to the Lamartine fireplace. Double doors connect this room to the large kitchen/diner room to the rear. There, French doors open onto the back garden and patio, which act as an extension of the interior living space.
The kitchen/diner in the three-bed houses has space for a family lounge area, while the four-beds come with a kitchen island. The kitchen units and worktops are supplied by Nolan Kitchens.
The wooden stairs, which is finished with a light-oak handrail, leads to the large first-floor landing, off which the bedrooms are fitted with floor-to-ceiling wardrobes from Cawleys Furniture. The walls and floors of the bathroom and master ensuite are fully tiled and are, like the downstairs kitchen and guest WC, equipped with a ventilation system to remove moist air.
The attics, which can be accessed by pull-down stairs, are floored for extra storage and are fitted with roof trusses in case buyers want to extend upwards at a later stage. Each of the A3-rated homes are wired for an electric-car charging point.
For families, Fairhaven is surrounded by leading schools, including Castleknock College and Mount Sackville School and by amenities including Castleknock Golf Club.
The development is less than a 15-minute walk from both Castleknock Village and from the Ashtown train station, with the rail journey to Connolly Station taking between 12 and 15 minutes.
Viewings of the Fairhaven Walk showhouses will take place between 12pm and 2pm today, and from 2.30pm to 4pm tomorrow and Sunday.