Clas­sic styling in lux­ury Foxrock scheme

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - New Homes - ALANNA GAL­LAGHER 1.1m

De­scrip­tion: Small de­vel­op­ment of three- and four-bed houses in the grounds of Stan­ford House Agent: DNG Con­structed in 1865, Stan­ford House was built as part of the first wave of de­vel­op­ment in Foxrock, which un­til then was con­sid­ered a gar­den sub­urb.

And it is this era that in­spired the new three-storey houses de­signed by Fer­reira Ar­chi­tects on what was once a pad­dock be­long­ing to the orig­i­nal Vic­to­rian pile.

The de­vel­op­ment is by Home­land Projects, led by hus­band and wife team Neil and Aoife Collins, on land that was for­merly owned by Greg Ka­vanagh’s New Gen­er­a­tion Homes.

The Ed­war­dian-style homes have brick fronts, open tim­ber porches and even a light peb­bledash, all dec­o­ra­tive tropes of the per i od. Each of the three- and four-bed houses mea­sure more than 7m in width.

Of the 10 de­tached and semide­tached houses in the de­vel­op­ment, five have al­ready sold. When com­plete, the Foxrock de­vel­op­ment will com­prise 15 units, 10 houses and five apart­ments and du­plexes.

The prop­er­ties have elec­tric air-to-wa­ter heat­ing, 9ft ceil­ing heights at ground level and large case­ment uPVC win­dows by Nor­dan that all con­trib­ute to mak­ing them bright and airy.

In­te­ri­ors spe­cial­ist He­len Turk­ing­ton com­pleted the show­house, a four-bed unit with ex­ten­sion, and she cus­tomised the design by in­stalling her sig­na­ture pan­elling as well as dark drain­pipe-coloured doors – the stan­dard doors are white. In­cluded in the price is an hour-long con­sul­ta­tion with the de­signer or a mem­ber of her team who will of­fer ad­vice on soft fur­nish­ings and colour schemes.

The four-bed de­tached houses, 188sq m (2,023sq ft) in size, are seek­ing ¤ 1 . 25 mill i on. The three-bed semi, 174sq m (1,873sq ft) is seek­ing ¤1.1 mil­lion.

The liv­in­groom, set to the front, is a well-pro­por­tioned square shape, with a Seville 400 in­set stove by Clif­fords as its fo­cal point.

The large kitchen has painted units by Shane Kelly of Dalkey­based Kelly Design, mir­ror-backed wall units, a large is­land, Sile­stone coun­ters and a huge pantry. Neff ap­pli­ances are in­cluded in the price.

Ex­ten­sions can be added to most of the houses, bring­ing the price of the three-bed unit to ¤1.18 mil­lion and ex­tend­ing it to 198sq m (2,131sq ft), while a four-bed-plus ex­ten­sion will mea­sure 220sq m (2,373sq ft) and cost ¤1.33 mil­lion through agents DNG.

The 32m ex­ten­sion turns the room into a con­sid­er­able space. A 4.5m long rooflight by Vin­drVS washes the cen­tre of the room in light. A wall of glaz­ing, in­clud­ing pa­tio doors and large-for­mat slid­ing doors, opens the liv­ing area of the open-plan room to the gar­den.

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