Monday 20 November 2017

Rare opportunity in Drumcondra

Grace Park Wood, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Grace Park Wood
Grace Park Wood

In Drumcondra, a suburb prized for its period red-brick houses on tree-lined streets, new residential developments are a rarity.

Into this vacuum stepped Castlethorn Construction, which is building three, four and five-bed houses in a scheme called Grace Park Wood, located off the eponymous Grace Park Road.

The first phase of the development is being released to the market this weekend. It promises to emulate its leafy and historical established environs with a new 1.04 hectare landscaped park being created to the front of Grace Park Wood and protected buildings such as Drumcondra Castle as its neighbour.

The properties in the scheme come in terraced and end-of-terrace styles, with sizes ranging from 1,141 sq ft to 2,013 sq ft. There will be 50 units available in the first phase, with 123 homes in all when the scheme is finished.

Prices start at €475,000 for a three-bed mid-terrace property, rising to as much as €735,000 for a five-bed mid-terrace or end-of-terrace home. The five-beds are laid out over three floors, while the other styles are two-storey house types.

All the O'Mahony Pike-designed homes at Grace Park Wood have a brick finish, with a full-brick elevation to the five-bed styles. To the front of the homes are driveways with cobble-lock permeable paving, with a garden and patio to the rear.

Inside, there are extra-large floor-to-ceiling heights on the ground floor, with a choice of paint colours and brushed chrome ironmongery throughout.

The four and five-bed houses will have solid oak kitchens painted in cashmere or stone grey, depending on the buyer's taste, with Carrara quartz worktops. The four-beds come with Bosch appliances while the five-beds will be fitted with Neff appliances. The kitchens at the three-beds will have a matt handle-less style in a choice of stone grey or cashmere colours, with Carrara quartz worktops and Bosch appliances.

Purchasers also have a choice of tiling for the bathrooms and ensuites, which are equipped with sanitary ware and chrome-heated towel rails. The A-rated homes have roof-mounted Kingspan solar panels to heat domestic water.

Commuters to Dublin City centre who buy at Grace Park Wood can use the rail service from Drumcondra to Connolly Station, the Dart from Clontarf, or buses. The city centre is 3km away.

Enquiries to: Savills New Homes (01) 6181300.

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