Knocklyon scheme keeps biggest and best until last for €1.2m

Final offering at Hersil Wood is set in its own grounds behind electric gates

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Address: Hersil Knocklyon Road Dublin 16
Price: €1,200,000
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald

The Hersil Wood development in Knocklyon by the Comer Group, in conjunction with Thorpvale Construction, of 24 A-rated family homes is now sold out. The Comer brothers, who operate a billion euro property portfolio in the UK and Germany, purchased thousands of acres of property at heavily discounted rates during the recession.

This final offering at Hersil – though not part of the new estate – is a standalone property, and the entrance to the house is from Knocklyon Road. Set on its own grounds behind electric gates, the property extends to 292sq m (3,200sq ft), and is considerably larger than its counterparts within the estate; where the largest property at 195sq m sold for €750,000. The ground-floor space alone is the same size as the four-bed semi-detached properties in the estate which sold for €625,000 measuring 175sq m.

The layout

On the ground floor there are two living rooms, a home office – which would also work as a playroom – and a substantial kitchen-cum-dining room.

The sense of space is further emphasised by 3m high ceilings – one of the living rooms extends to 5m and is vaulted – and there is lots of glass in the form of patio doors and Velux. Considering the amount of glass and space, it is astonishing that the house has a BER rating of A.

The kitchen by Springhill is hand-painted and features Silestone countertops and a wine cooler, with porcelain flooring warmed by underfloor heating. A large utility lies off the kitchen.

Upstairs are four fine double bedrooms – two of which are en suite – and the family bathroom.

Outside, the grounds set behind 2m high walls are landscaped and there is planning permission for a detached garage.

Sherry FitzGerald is seeking €1.2 million for the property, which makes it the most expensive property on the market in the Knocklyon area, but at 292sq m, it is also one of the largest in Dublin's greenest suburb.

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle, a contributor to The Irish Times, writes about property, fine arts, antiques and collectables