Leop­ard­stown scheme biggest since The Gal­lops

The first phase of Clay Farm by Park De­vel­op­ments will com­prise 163 houses and 262 apart­ments

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - New Homes - ALANNA GAL­LAGHER 470,000 to ¤600,000

De­scrip­tion: Well built three­and four-bed houses close to Green line luas stop at Leop­ard­stown Wood Agent: Sav­ills Park De­vel­op­ments’ new Dublin 18 de­vel­op­ment Clay Farm, is one of the largest hous­ing de­vel­op­ments to come on stream in the south Dublin area since the launch of its ear­lier hugely suc­cess­ful de­vel­op­ment, The Gal­lops, in 1990.

Launch­ing to­day are the first 48 of its t hree- and four-bed houses and such is the an­tic­i­pa­tion, po­ten­tial buy­ers were lining up at the site on Mon­day.

Sell­ing agent Sav­ills moved to man­age the sit­u­a­tion by is­su­ing tick­ets to those wait­ing in or­der to avoid an overnight queue sce­nario. Phase one is set on 13.63 hectares and when com­plete, will com­prise 163 houses and 262 apart­ments.

The Pale was con­structed by ser­vants loyal to the English crown who were paid a grant to do so.

It en­cir­cled Dublin be­tween the 15th and 17th cen­turies and was con­structed to help pro­tect those loyal to the crown from pil­lag­ing raiders. Phase one of the de­vel­op­ment is within the Pale. Phase two will be out­side the Pale.

Al­ready in this area, Park De­vel­op­ments has con­structed 2,765 homes in­clud­ing 700 at neigh­bour­ing site The Gal­lops, Sandy­ford, al­most an­other 400 at Mi­mosa, Lev­moss and Orby in the same lo­ca­tion in 2007 and 600 at the 1 980s- bui l t The Park in Cabin­teely.

Also sit­u­ated along­side the M50, Clay Farm is j ust a two-minute dash from the Green line Luas stop at Leop­ard­stown Wood – and then a 35-minute ride to St Stephen’s

‘‘ Al­ready in this area, Park De­vel­op­ments has con­structed 2,765 homes in­clud­ing 700 at nearby site The Gal­lops

Green. This con­nec­tiv­ity is im­pres­sive.

House types

So are the showhomes, with dif­fer­ent de­signs by Arlene McIn­tyre of Ven­tura De­sign, In­te­ri­ors Ate­lier and Eily Roe In­te­ri­ors all of­fer­ing ex­e­cutable dec­o­rat­ing ideas.

There are sev­eral dif­fer­ent house types on of­fer. The three-beds, 22 units in to­tal, are all two-storey. Prices start at ¤470,000 for 109sqm (1,173 sq ft) to ¤530,000 for the styles that mea­sure 120sq m (1,292sq ft).

The four-bed houses are all three-storey. Prices start from ¤560,000 for prop­er­ties of 158sq m ( 1 , 7 01 sq ft) to ¤600,000 for homes of 161sq m (1,733sq ft).

The houses all have Ra­tionel triple-glazed win­dows, pho­to­voltaic so­lar pan­els for end­less hot wa­ter, with Grohe taps and show­ers, tiling and shower doors in­cluded in the bath- rooms. The kitchens have been done by Nolans and ap­pli­ances are in­cluded. Bro­gan Jor­dan Homestyle did the wardrobes.

The houses have be­tween four and six cu­bic me­tres of ad­di­tional stor­age per prop­erty. Some styles have at­tic trusses that are eas­ily con­verted. All have Stira ac­cess to the at­tic. Each house has been wired for Siro of­fer­ing broad­band speeds of 1 gi­ga­byte per sec­ond and an elec­tric car-charge point.When com­plete phase one of the es­tate will in­clude a 14 acre eco park, de­signed by land­scape ar­chi­tects Brady Shipman Martin.

A green­way is also pro­posed, to be con­structed by Dún Laoghaire Rath­down Coun­cil. It would start at the en­trance of the es­tate, and run up along Stepa­side Golf Course even­tu­ally com­ing out at the old En­niskerry Road, how­ever time­frame de­tails for this are un­clear.

Park De­vel­op­ments say that buy­ers will be in th­ese houses be­fore Christ­mas.

In its 50 years of house­build­ing Park has con­structed more than 15,000 units in­clud­ing Car­rick­mines Wood, Mount St Anne’s in Mill­town, 2004, and apart­ments on Hanover Quay on Dublin’s South Dock. Th­ese won an RIAI Award in 2007 for the de­signs by O’Ma­hony Pike Ar­chi­tects – a firm Park has col­lab­o­rated with on sev­eral oc­ca­sions in­clud­ing Hamil­ton Park in Diswell­stown, Castle­knock, Dublin 1 5, which when it launched two years ago made head­lines as house­hunters queued overnight to se­cure houses.

There are sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween the Hamil­ton Park h o me s th­ese new t i mber-frame homes at Clay Farm.

Diswell­stown (sim­i­larly lo­cated just out­side the M50) launched in 2015, with launch prices of around ¤395,000 for three-beds, and the four-beds started from ¤490,000.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.