Monday 26 August 2019

Ready to go in Westfield


Leixlip, Co Kildare

Asking price: €595,000

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald New Homes (01) 667 1888 or Sherry FitzGerald Brady O'Flaherty (01) 651 0000

Westfield dining area and sitting room
Westfield dining area and sitting room
Westfield kitchen

for some time-pressed buyers, the process of purchasing a house and moving their family into it is so stressful that the last thing they want to face is fitting out the property and furnishing it.

This is the cohort that will likely be drawn to 35 The Avenue, Westfield, a home in a new Leixlip estate that is being sold in turnkey condition by the developer.

Killross Properties, which is developing Westfield off Leixlip's Easton Road, built eight showhouses for the scheme, which is so named because it's the most westerly development in the Kildare town.

But the developer wants to wait until the 195 townhouses, semi-detached and detached homes that will make up Westfield are sold before selling on the showhouses, according to a selling agent. In the meantime, Killross has just fitted out No35 The Avenue, a four-bed detached home on a corner plot, to showhouse standard and has put it on the market as a one-off home. The property measures 1,800 sq ft and is selling in the region of €595,000.

The price includes all the furniture, fittings, appliances, curtains, blinds, flooring, sanitaryware and wardrobes, so a purchaser could move in immediately.

The corner home overlooks the mature shrubbery and iron railings to the front boundary. There is a fine-sized walled-in garden and patio to one side of the house, and enough space for up to three vehicles in the off-street paved parking.

There is a combination of rich red-brick and render to the exterior of No35 The Avenue, with a slate canopy over the central front door.

Inside the double-fronted property, there is a dual-aspect formal sitting room to the left of the entrance hallway. This room has lime oak flooring and extensive built-in display units with a 60-inch HD TV.

To the right of the hallway is a rectangular-shaped, dual-aspect kitchen/living/dining room. A tiled floor divides the contemporary-style kitchen area from the dining/living space.

The bespoke fitted kitchen and central island were supplied by Lucan-based Gallagher Kitchens, and there is oak flooring and a wall-mounted electric fire in the living area. French doors from this area lead out to the side garden and patio. A guest WC and a utility room fitted with a washer and dryer complete the downstairs accommodation.

On the first floor, Gallaghers also supplied the fitted wardrobes to three of the bedrooms and the walk-in wardrobe to the master ensuite bedroom. There is also a family bathroom on this level.

The A3-rated home is equipped with an air-to-water heat pump for the heating system and is decorated in bright contemporary neutral colours throughout.

Westfield has clocked up 110 sales since it was launched in February 2018, when it became the first major new estate to launch in Leixlip in a decade. Young first-time buyers from the town, but renting and working in Dublin, accounted for most of the initial purchases.

In addition to No35 The Avenue, there are four homes for sale from the most recent release of 20 properties at Westfield. All four are extra-large three-bed houses and come with floored attics that are primed for a future conversion. Indeed, by extending upwards, buyers could gain an extra 300-400 sq ft in living space.

Two of the four remaining properties are from the Louisa design, a three-bed semi-detached home that measures 1,453 sq ft and costs from €410,000. The other two from the Carton style, which is named after nearby Carton House. The latter design is a three-bed end-of-terrace home that spans 1,310 sq ft and is priced from €390,000.

The development is about 1km west of Leixlip town beside Junction 6 of the M4 motorway, and is within walking distance of the Louisa Bridge train station. The Intel plant, the town's main employer, is also close by.

Viewings of 35 The Avenue, Westfield, are by appointment.

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