Space is par for the course
Edmondstown Close, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 Asking price: €595,000-€625,000 Agent: Murphy Mullan (01) 562 0917
During World War II, Jewish members of the Maccabean Golfing Society, weary of being rejected from established golf clubs, surveyed 72ac of former dairy farmland at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains and decided it was the ideal location to set up a golf club of their very own. Edmondstown Golf Club was born.
Just around the corner from the 74-year-old club, off the eponymous Edmondstown Road in Rathfarnham, sits Edmondstown Close, a new infill residential development built on a storage yard beside an An Post sorting office.
The quiet enclave of four contemporary-style houses, situated just a few minutes' walk from the 300-ac Marlay Park, was built by Clandon Developments. The company, led by father-and-son team Gerard and Garry Donohue and Diarmuid Clancy, specialises in renovating homes and developing new ones on small sites. In 2015, Clandon developed two new-builds at Granitefield in Dún Laoghaire.
Each of the four-bed terraced homes launching at Edmondstown Close this weekend has 1,593 sq ft of living space arranged across three floors. Prices start at €595,000 for the two mid-terraced properties and at €625,000 for the end-of-terrace styles.
Externally, the block-built houses have a zinc boy-bay windows to the facade, triple-glazed Alu-clad windows, and a grey front door. There is a driveway with enough parking for two cars to the front, and to the rear is a barbeque area with outside lighting and a landscaped south-facing garden with raised flowerbeds.
Inside, there is herringbone-patterned wood flooring to the entrance hallway, guest WC and living room. The kitchen-diner has been fitted with sleek bespoke Italian units with a Carrara-effect backdrop, recessed lighting, and integrated appliances. Sliding glass doors to the rear lead to the patio area. Off the kitchen, which has tiled flooring, there is a separate utility room with storage and plumbing for a washer-dryer.
On the first floor is a master ensuite with a front bay window, another double bedroom, and a family bathroom. There are two further double bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor. The bathrooms have walk-in showers, fully-tiled floors and partly-tiled walls, while all the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and carpet flooring.
The A2-rated properties at Edmondstown Close are equipped with an air-to-water heat pump for an efficient heating system.
Prospective purchasers with families will have access to a slew of schools in the region, including the Our Lady's girls and boys' national schools, Edmondstown National School, Wesley College, St Columba's, Coláiste Éanna, Loreto Beaufort, and Sancta Maria College.
The development is close to Rathfarnham village, Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Industrial Estate, the Beacon complex, and the Leopardstown racecourse. The M50 motorway is within a few minutes' drive and provides easy access to all the major routes and to Dublin Airport.
The showhouse at Edmondstown Close, styled by Amour Design, will be on view from 12pm to 2pm tomorrow.