Suburban chic in Malahide from €925,000

Well-heeled returning emigrants and professionals moving to Ireland who still travel for work internationally have accounted for most of the sales to date at Clairville Lodge due to the Malahide development’s proximity to Dublin Airport, a 15-minute drive away.

Maybury Properties is developing Clairville Lodge’s 34 four- and five-bed detached houses off the semi-rural Streamstown Lane, where the scheme is surrounded by mature parkland. Not only is it close to the airport, but the centre of the north Dublin village of Malahide is only a five-minute drive away.

This location means Clairville Lodge has also appealed to affluent local families trading up and empty nesters moving from older properties in the area in a quest for a more manageable A-rated home in a familiar environment.

Clairville Lodge launched in October 2017 and is now on the final stretch. A brand-new showhouse, fitted out by Elaine Jerrard of Elk House Interior Design, has just opened to market the four remaining properties at the upmarket scheme, after the other two showhouses at the development were sold. The latest showhouse is also for sale, at €1.2m; this price includes the contents, fixtures and fittings, which are valued at about €100,000.

The showhouse is from the Chester range of five-beds, which span 2,498 sq ft. There are two other Chester houses available, one of which is priced from €1.05m and one of which is selling for €1.15m. The final property on the market, at €925,000, is from the Charleton style, a four-bed detached design measuring 2,101 sq ft.

The double-fronted Chester is a three-storey design, with two bay windows to the front and a dormer window protruding from the top floor. When designing the homes, ODA Architecture borrowed Edwardian elements such as the natural clay brick to part of the façade and to the chimney – a rarity in an A-rated home – and ornamental clay finials on the roof.

The same clay brick is echoed in the front boundary wall, where it forms a base for black railings. There is a garden with a driveway to the front of each house, and a second garden with a paved terrace to the rear.

Inside, there are high ceilings with coving throughout the ground floor. To one side of the hallway is a front study and to the other is a living room with a bay window and a wood-burning stove set in a reconstituted stone fire surround.

Pocket doors from the living room lead to the lounge area of the open-plan kitchen/dining/family room. From this space, there are two sets of French doors opening onto the garden – one from the lounge area and one from the dining space.

The fitted kitchen and island unit were supplied by Nolan Kitchens, and come with Lyskamm quartz to the worktops and built-in appliances from Electrolux. There is also a WC and a utility room on the ground floor.

The first floor has four bedrooms – two of which are en suite – and the main bathroom. One of the ensuites is the master bedroom, which has a bay window overlooking the front garden.

The entirety of the top floor, meanwhile, is taken up by a fifth bedroom, which has a Velux window to its rear ensuite and a dormer window to the front. QK Living supplied the bedroom wardrobes, while the sanitary ware in the bathrooms and ensuites comes from Villeroy & Boch.

The houses have an A3 BER, courtesy of features such as an air-source heat pump that provides underfloor heating to the ground floor and hot water.

For commuters, Clairville Lodge’s location offers easy access to the M1 and M50 and to the Dart station. Malahide village is also served by Dublin Bus routes 32, 32x, 42, 43 and 142.

Viewings will take place from 11am to 12pm tomorrow.

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