Rahenny Park, Lusk, County Dublin
asking price: from €410,000
Agent: REA Grimes (01) 8490129
Lusk housing development in North County Dublin is based on the Essex Design Guide.
First introduced in Britain in 1973, the principles behind this style of architecture are to encourage healthy and active living while creating stronger communities.
The main objective of this guide is to put the key user first, which means that facilities and open spaces are easily accessible for pedestrians by reducing traffic in these areas to a minimum.
Lusk’s transformation was underpinned by this design guide. Cars are directed onto the bypass, pedestrians and cyclists are directed into the village via sidewalks.
Newly built over the last few decades, houses are a mix of different shapes and sizes, with cottage-like facades in landscaped streets that break away from the straight row of identical houses.
At the forefront of this project is developer McGarrell Reilly, who has been active in Lusk since the late 1990s.
It would be fair to say that the builders have created a whole new community in a sleepy, farming village.
This rural setting still exists but is now being enhanced with younger families buying houses and breathing new life into the area, schools being built for the growing population, and retail outlets and cafes opening to allow the village to be self-sufficient, as well as football and GAA -Clubs are formed to keep the kids fit and engaged.
The latest scheme from the developer is Rahenny Park. Phase one is sold out and phase two will be released today by Agent REA Grimes. A mix of three- and four-berth styles will be offered at this launch. The Cherry is the three bed terrace with a footprint of 1,130 square feet and prices start at $410,000.
The four bedroom semi-detached home is known as The Willow and measures 1,345 square feet, with prices starting at €495,000. There are two types of detached four-bed properties – The Elm (1,389 square feet) and The Oak (1,496 square feet) – with prices ranging from €530,000 to €565,000 depending on size and model.
All homes feature Bespace fitted kitchens with quartz worktops and a kitchen island. There is a separate utility room which houses a media hub allowing owners to install a number of different systems without the need for additional wiring. The wardrobes in the bedrooms are also by Bespace and the bathroom sanitary ware by Armitage Shanks.
The A2 rated houses have solar panels and a mechanical ventilation system.
The local secondary school is a two minute walk from the development, with the primary school just a few minutes behind. The train station is 1.2 km away on a well-lit road.
To book a viewing contact REA Grimes (01) 8490129.
https://www.independent.ie/life/home-garden/rahenny-park-puts-facilities-and-open-spaces-to-the-forefront-of-this-co-dublin-community-41972616.html Rahenny Park puts facilities and open spaces at the forefront of this Co Dublin community