Mariavilla in Maynooth is so named because it's being built on the grounds of an 18th-century manor called Maria Villa, near the banks of the Lyreen river.
The scheme is one of the largest to go on the market in the university town this year. Fifty homes have been sold off the plans since Mariavilla launched in the spring. However, showhouses will open for the first time this weekend to market the next phase of 24 three and four-bed homes. The scheme is being built by Cairn Homes, which is developing 3,200 homes in the Greater Dublin Area.
Prices in the latest tranche start at €370,000 for a three-bed terraced style spanning 1,216 sq ft, with the semi-detached version measuring a slightly larger 1,238 sq ft and costing from €380,000. The four-bed semis extend over 1,837 sq ft and are priced from €480,000, while the detached four-beds - the same size as the semis - cost from €535,000.
Inside, each kitchen at Mariavilla comes with soft-close doors and drawers and integrated appliances. The A3-rated houses are equipped with a low-energy demand-control ventilation system.
Families at the development can avail of the neighbouring 9.5-acre linear park, which runs alongside the Lyreen and has walkways and cycle tracks. Commuters to Dublin can reach Connolly Station in 45 minutes from Maynooth train station or access the M50 from the M4 motorway.
Viewings at Mariavilla will take place between 2:30pm and 4pm tomorrow and Sunday.