It’s been quite some time since goats were bred in the south Dublin suburb of Goatstown, when their milk was used as a cure for the pulmonary disease of tuberculosis.
Today the word consumption is exclusive to the fine array of restaurants, bars and cafes in and around the low-key suburb.
Sorohan Brothers’ landmark scheme of apartments and houses at Trimbleston, which commenced in 2005, is constructed on what once was 13 acres of farmland.
The veteran builders, who began with their first house in Raheny 55 years ago, winning their first “House of the Year” more than four decades ago, still retain their reputation for high-quality homes.
Now the final phase of Trimbleston, which consists of 14 four-bedroom homes are ready for new owners. As the company prefers to sell completed homes – rather than off plan like some other developers – it means buyers of these houses will have a home for Christmas.
Set in expertly landscaped grounds – now mature since their planting more than 15 years ago – with cobblelock walkways delineating the builds between swathes of lawn and wrought-iron railings, new houses, like the gardens and the rest of the development, have the same quality you would expect from the Sorohan brand.
The final offering features two types of property that lie on the eastern boundary of the development. Type A is a semi-detached house extending to 200sq m (2,153sq ft) with four bedrooms and a study, while terraced properties that are similar in layout are smaller at 169sq m (1,823sq ft).
Designed by award-winning architects McCrossan O’Rourke Manning, houses come fully floored with a mixture of marble, semi-solid oak and a selection of carpets. Attention to detail is typical of the Sorohan brand, and these 14 houses are no different.
Affluent young couples will be impressed by size of the properties and their well-thought-out layout over three floors, the majority of which are oriented south or west.
The scheme is located adjacent to many amenities, including a good transport network, colleges, schools and shops, while also being convenient to business and commercial zones.
Four bedroom plus study semi-detached houses are seeking from €1.175m, while the four-bedroom terraced or end-terraced houses start from €965,000.
Annual charges are in the region of €800, which includes bin service and landscaping maintenance of the extensive grounds, which are used annually to host the residents’ barbecue, a great opportunity to get to know new neighbours.
Enquiries for the 14 properties are through Sherry FitzGerald who are handling the sale.