New homes: Luxury and landscaping in Castleknock
Diswellstown Manor is a development of family homes close to the Phoenix Park
Originally planned for a mix of apartments and housing units, Diswellstown Manor is now being developed for three, four and five-bedroom family homes. This week, 20 of the scheme of 118 houses go on sale. Built by Andrews Construction, the development is due for completion by 2017.
Landscaping will play a central role in defining the character of the 14-acre estate, of which five are dedicated to mature parkland. An orchard, playing fields and green spaces and trees will be a distinctive feature of the development.
The houses are semi-detached with the four-bedroom measuring 134sq m (1,447sq ft) and will sell from €480,000. The five-bedroom version, measuring 189sq m (2,038sq ft), will sell from €555,000.
On sale with Hooke and MacDonald, the houses come with a fitted kitchen and bathroom, built-in wardrobes, master ensuite, downstairs toilet and a 12-metre rear garden. There is ample storage room throughout. The bright and airy living-room features a window seat while the bedrooms, particularly in the larger house, offer alternative potential as a playroom, den or second living-room. Ventura Design has cleverly styled a room with this look in mind, instead of the usual repetitive bedroom layout.
Energy efficiency is a key feature of Diswellstown Manor which has an A2 Ber rating. Solar panels on the roof and a rainwater harvesting system come as standard.
A highly efficient, user-tailored ventilation system provides fresh air to the house all year round. The gas-fired central heating also comes with multiple heating zone control.
Showhouses are on view today from 3-6pm, Friday 1-2pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 1.30-4pm.
Diswellstown Manor joins Fairhaven and Hamilton Park as the newest housing developments in the Castleknock area.