Quartet of luxury Killiney homes
Detached homes on Church Road have mountain views and easy drive to the M50
Description: A small, gated development of four sizeable modernist, five-bed detached houses Agent: SherryFitzGerald New Homes Anyone looking for a sizeable family home in Killiney will see value in the turn-key homes at Condor, a small development of four large five-bed detached homes where the asking prices range from ¤1.5 million to ¤1.6 million.
Set on about an acre of land, the development will be familiar to locals. It was started in 2008 but wasn’t completed due to the downturn. The scheme has now been finished by Lioncor Developments, a joint venture between Oaktree Capital Group and Alanis Capital.
On this elevated site two houses, one on either side of the drive, are set to the front with the other two to the rear. Situated further back from the busy road, these have better views across Church Road to the Dublin Mountains.
The rendered modernist exterior is functional rather than fancy but the layout and finish inside is first class and includes large AluClad picture windows and doors by Carlson and FGM windows. The houses extend to approximately 345sq m/3713 sq ft. The bathrooms have Villeroy & Boch sanitaryware, tiling supplied by Tile Merchants and even include the flattering back-lit mirrors.
In the bedrooms there are Komandor wardrobes supplied by Kube that include smart internal drawers and double height hanging space.
Set out over three storeys, the living space is on the first floor, sandwiched between two floors of accommodation. This layout will really suit families with older kids who may want their own space. Alternatively two of the ground floor bedrooms could be reworked as self-contained units.
Of the two scene-stealing rooms, one is open plan and L-shaped, accommodating the kitchen, dining and family room where the McNally-designed kitchen sits nicely into the L.
Instead of the usual kitchen island, there is a peninsula-style breakfast bar with smart Carrara marble worktops supplied by Miller Brothers, a custom larder unit and Miele appliances.
Double doors lead from the dining room to a lawned garden by Peter O’Brien Landscaping.
The family area is decently proportioned and an nice space for family members to enjoy while others may wish to retire across the hall to the very informal living cum dining room. This room has an insert stove and access to a narrow balcony that runs the width of the room and frames the view to the south.
At the top of the house there are two more bedrooms. The main suite is very spacious with a walk-through wardrobe leading to an en suite bathroom. Facing south there is access to a sizeable, south-facing terrace. There is a second entrance to the terrace from the landing.
The design is by Blackrock-based architects Horan Rainsfort, whose work includes the refurbishment of the Shelbourne Hotel, and the plans for the development by Cairn Homes of new houses on the grounds of Chesterfield House. The housebuilders acquired the property, the former home of the late Tom Roche (co-founder of building materials firm Roadstone) as part of the Project Clear loan portfolio from Ulster Bank for about ¤378 million in 2015.
The A-rated properties at Condor are for sale through agent Sherry FitzGerald from ¤1.5million.
Nearby is Balure, a scheme of eight, four-bed detached properties, launched in late 2015, where the last house, 297sq m / 3,200sq ft in size, is seeking ¤1.65 million through agent Hassett & Fitzsimons.
The Lioncor group is also launching The Nurseries, 33 four and five-bed homes on Taney Road, Dundrum this autumn as well as Castlebrook Manor, an estate of threefour- and five-bedroom homes in Castletroy, Limerick.