Bal­ly­more builds on its Kil­dare foun­da­tion

At­ten­tion to de­tail means the flow and lay­out in each house feels in­tu­itive

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - New Homes - ALANNA GAL­LAGHER

De­scrip­tion: Bal­ly­more Homes devel­op­ment of two, three and four-bed­room houses five min­utes’ walk from town cen­tre Joint agents: Sher­ryFitzGer­ald and CME Es­tate Agents The lat­est launch by Bal­ly­more Homes is in the com­muter county that in­spired the com­pany’s name.

When com­plete, Stoneleigh will be a devel­op­ment of about 120 two-, three- and four-bed homes and is sit­u­ated just on the edge of the pros­per­ous blood­stock town of Naas, be­side Crad­dock­stown Golf Club and ad­ja­cent to Oak Glade, an early 2000s devel­op­ment by Bal­ly­more.

The es­tate is a 15-minute drive from Bal­ly­more Eus­tace, the small vil­lage where Bal­ly­more founder, Roscom­mon man Sean Mul­ryan built his first one-off house.

Since then he has con­structed thou­sands of homes in­clud- ing Piper’s Hill at Kil­lashee, a kilo­me­tre from Naas, which launched in September 2015, and Royal Canal Park, which launched in Novem­ber of the same year. St Marnock’s Bay in Port­marnock fol­lowed with its launch last February.

De­signed by CW O’Brien Ar­chi­tects, phase one of Stoneleigh com­prises 40 red- and yel­low-bricked roomy houses. The firm en­gages teams to work on its build­ing de­sign and ar­chi­tec­ture and it shows – the at­ten­tion to de­tail means the flow and lay­out in each house feels in­tu­itive – the units are very well laid out.

There are smart painted kitchens with her­ring­bone pat­terned tile splash­backs and kitchen ap­pli­ances in­cluded as well as air source heat pump cen­tral heat­ing and 9-foot ceil­ing heights at hall level.

In the first phase there are four two-bed houses (88sq m/ 954sq ft) for ¤315,000 and 24 three-bed semis rang­ing in pri c e from ¤340,000 to ¤355,000. There are four three-bed ter­raced prop­er­ties, the two mid-ter­race homes are ask­ing ¤325,000 while the end-of ter­race units are ask­ing ¤335,000. The three-beds range in size from 110sq m to 117sq m (1,188sq ft to 1265sq ft).

The star of the devel­op­ment though is the four-bed house. There are eight of these. All are de­tached and set on cor­ner sites. They range in price from ¤440,000 to ¤460,000 and mea­sure from 153sq m to 158sq m (1645sq ft to 1710sq ft).

Each house has a sit­ting room on one side of the hall with an open plan liv­ing din­ing kitchen on the other side. Up­stairs there are four good-size bed­rooms, three roomy dou­bles and the fourth de­signed as a kids room with built-in bunk beds but big enough for a small dou­ble. The dual as­pect main bed­room is es­pe­cially con­sid­ered. It has a walk-through wardrobe space that leads to an en suite shower room, which has a win­dow.

The prop­er­ties are be­ing sold through joint agents Sher­ryFitzGer­ald New Homes and CME Es­tate Agents.

Naas is a com­mutable 50- to 60-minute drive from Dublin city cen­tre and very well served by bus and rail ser­vices, the lat­ter at Sallins and Naas train sta­tions.

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