Quar­tet of lux­ury Killiney homes

De­tached homes on Church Road have moun­tain views and easy drive to the M50

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - Property New Homes - ALANNA GAL­LAGHER 1.5m

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.

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