Properties aimed at trader uppers
Somerton, Lucan, Co Dublin
While Castlethorn Construction's latest schemes in the planned west Dublin town of Adamstown are targeting first-time buyers, Somerton in nearby Lucan has been billed as a more upmarket affair, with properties suitable for trader-uppers.
Somerton, located off the Newcastle Road, near the Lucan Shopping Centre, is launching for the first time this weekend, with 246 houses in total earmarked for the scheme. The first phase, which is being sold off the plans, will comprise 25 terraced, semi-detached and detached homes.
Prices start at €320,000 for a mid-terraced three-bed property and at €330,000 for an end-of-terrace three-bed. The four-beds range in price from €375,000 for a mid-terrace style to €450,000 for a detached version. The five-bed detached types cost from €575,000.
The homes at Somerton will have a combination of brick and render to the façades, complemented by black-framed high-performance double-glazed windows. There will be permeable cobble-lock paving to the front driveways and flag paving to the patio in the back garden.
On the ground floor, the fully-fitted kitchens with under-counter lighting will be fitted with integrated appliances if contracts are signed within 21 days. In the five-beds, meanwhile, a Wanders S60 wood-burning stove with a contemporary travertine surround and hearth will be fitted to the living room.
The bathrooms and ensuites will have heated chrome towel rails and Porcelanosa tiles. The fitted bedroom wardrobes will feature a dark walnut interior.
Each of the A3-rated houses will come with heat recovery systems, solar panels, and a Climote electronic time clock to control heating and hot water.
A new marketing suite will open at Somerton tomorrow, with previews being held between 11am and 1pm tomorrow and Sunday.
Enquiries to Savills (New Homes) (01) 6181300 or Leahy Residential 601 1811