What items are on your new home checklist? A modern bathroom, stylish kitchen, or perhaps a light-filled living room? When it comes to choosing your dream home, it’s important that you find a place that ticks all the boxes.
Maybe that sounds too good to be true, especially in our current housing market but if you know where to look, there are some absolutely wonderful properties available.
This week, a new property development in popular Glenageary caught our eye. Here’s everything you need to know about this exciting opportunity that’s perfect for young professionals, budding families or downsizers.
St Paul’s Square is a boutique enclave of 11 spacious and contemporary homes on the highly sought-after Adelaide Road in south county Dublin.
This unique development is comprised of both three and five bedroom homes. Unlike other buildings in the area, St Paul’s Square stands out. It’s sleek, modern and eye-catching due in part to the cedar cladding which is used to the rear and the front of the property.
Inside, the homes are light - thanks to the triple-glazed, floor-to-ceiling windows - and inviting. Each comes with plenty of space to relax and entertain.
The five bedroom homes open onto gardens with artificial grass and raised terraces, perfect for alfresco dining. While the three beds come with a lovely sundeck accessed via each bedroom on the ground floor.
All the houses at St Paul's Square have an A BER, thanks to energy-efficient features such as an air-to-water heat pump for the underfloor heating and instantaneous hot water.
Unsurprisingly, this development has attracted a lot of attention since building began on the historic site.
“These exceptional new homes are already attracting significant interest from a broad range of buyers,” says Stephanie Patterson from selling agents Lisney. “A strong local level of enquiries has been received from prospective buyers along with aspirational interest coming from purchasers looking for a modern newly built home in south Co Dublin.”
St Pauls Square may be a modern development but this site has a rich and long history.
In the early 1910s, St Paul's Parochial Hall in Glenageary was one of a number of parish halls across the country that was built in the arts and crafts style, with its decorative terracotta roof tiles and half-timbers to its gables.
It opened in 1912 on Adelaide Road, 250 metres away from the main St Paul's Church of Ireland building. This physical separation concerned parishioners right until the 1990s, when it was decided the hall should be on the same site as the church itself. A new parish centre, designed by Scott Tallon Walker, was opened in 2007 on the grounds of St Paul's Church.
Today, the site is finally enjoying a new life as St Paul's Square. Two of the 11 homes will be in the restored hall which is now a listed building.
One of the main reasons this development stands out is its exceptional location.
St Paul's Square is just 350m from Glenageary Dart Station which makes commuting into the city centre quick and easy. There are also lots of reliable bus routes in the area as well as an Aircoach service with a regular timetable to Dublin airport. The N11 route to the city is just minutes away and the access to the M50 at Cherrywood provides a gateway to both the north and south of the country.
In terms of education, you’re spoilt for choice. There is an abundance of very good local schools nearby including Rathdown School, The Harold School, Loreto Dalkey, Blackrock College, The Dalkey school project and Glenageary Killiney National School.
At the weekend, you can easily walk to People’s Park in Dún Laoghaire for the local food market, go for a swim at the Forty Foot or ramble up Killiney Hill.
If you’re interested in this exciting development, check out the St Paul’s Square website. There, you can find video walk throughs and floor plans as well as beautiful imagery of the homes, their interiors and the local area.
However, if you’re thinking about buying, Lisney recommend booking a private viewing in order to fully understand the layout, finish, landscaping and overall standard at St Paul’s Square.