Friday 16 November 2018

Views of Dublin Mountains from rooftop terraces in D14

  • Camberley Mews Churchtown, Dublin 14

  • Asking price: €730,000-€845,000

  • Agent: DNG New Homes (01) 4912600

A kitchen diner at Camberley mews
A kitchen diner at Camberley mews
A bedroom at Camberley Mews, Churchtown, Dublin 14
The new enclave in the heart of Churchtown

Rooftop terraces are typically the preserve of high-end apartment blocks in Dublin or housing in sunnier climes such as Spain, rather than Irish suburban housing schemes.

Yet some of the four-bed, three-storey houses at Camberley Mews, a new enclave in the heart of Churchtown, have terraces on top that command views of the Dublin Mountains.

Camberley Mews is located just off Churchtown Road Upper, beside the 1990s-built Camberley Oaks estate and near the new branch of the trendy Union Café, which opened its doors earlier this month on a site once occupied by McGowan's pub.

The L-shaped scheme of houses and apartments is being developed by Homeland Projects, with financial backing from Activate Capital. Led by husband-and-wife team Neil and Aoife Collins, Homeland specialises in blending the old with the new.

At Park House in Baldoyle, Homeland built contemporary townhouses on the site of the old Christian Brothers retirement home off the Dublin Road and is now configuring the old rectory into new apartments. The pair restored Bolton Hall House, a 19th-century building in Rathfarnham, and surrounded it with a contemporary development of four-bed new-builds with design elements echoing those of the main house. The couple also refurbished nearby Silveracre, a Regency house, and constructed seven high-end properties on the two-acre site.

Camberley Mews has just been launched to the selling agent's waiting list, and, as a result, the scheme's two-bed end-of-terrace property, two-bed apartment, and three-bed duplex have all gone sale agreed. However, four of the six terraced and end-of-terrace houses are still available, including the showhouse and its contents, which are asking €845,000.

The showhouse is from the A1 style, which has 1,834 sq ft of accommodation across three levels. Its open-plan kitchen-diner has French doors that lead out to a paved patio and a sunken back garden with raised beds and low-maintenance synthetic grass - making it ideal for downsizers. There is also a living room, a utility room and a guest WC on the ground floor. The first-floor accommodation consists of two large bedrooms, one with an ensuite and one with a main bathroom. There is a master bedroom and another en-suite bedroom on the second floor.

The remaining A designs on the market, which range in price from €730,000 to €765,000, have a similar layout, albeit with the aforementioned rooftop terraces and a slightly larger living space of 1,953 sq ft.

Externally, the houses are faced with a mix of red brick and render, complemented by anthracite-grey UPVC double-glazed windows from Munster Joinery and a green front door with side glazing.

Inside, there are higher-than-standard ceilings to the ground floor and first floor, a feature maximised by the near-floor to ceiling window to the front living room. The custom-designed fitted kitchen from Cawleys Furniture comes with painted wood doors, a quartz countertop and splashback, appliances, tiling, and an island unit.

Cawleys also supplied the built-in wardrobes to all the bedrooms. The bathrooms and ensuites are fitted with Duravit sanitaryware, heated towel rails, and tiling to the floor and shower areas. In the ensuites, each shower comes with chrome fittings and a large rain-style showerhead.

Passive house principles were adopted in the building of the houses to reduce their energy demands. The A-rated homes are also equipped with an air-to-water heat pump for central heating and hot water. The heating can be thermostatically controlled at each floor.

There is a slew of well-regarded primary and second-level schools in the area, including Good Shepherd National School, De La Salle College, The High School, and Mount Anville primary and secondary school. The city centre is 8km away.

Viewings at Camberley Mews are by appointment.

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