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The 10 Best New Developments in Dublin and Ireland 2021

The Irish property market has shown great resilience over the last 12 months. With prices set to rise by an average of 4% in 2021, Irish luxury property developers are feeding the demand for new homes. From modern newbuilds which will sit harmoniously alongside existing period properties, to developments being designed to emulate historic homes while maintaining all the perks of contemporary housing, there’s a lot going on property-wise in Dublin and beyond. We round up our pick of the 10 most exciting new property developments for 2021.

Annesley Gardens By KLD Design, Dublin

Property developers Seabren are creating 20 redbrick houses, with the first 3-bedroom show home designed by Roisin Lafferty, who heads up the award-winning interior design house KLD Design. The homes in the development have been crafted by architects Metropolitan Workshop to complement the surrounding period properties within this historic and leafy residential area. Arranged over 3 levels with up to 1,628 sq ft of living space, the meticulously designed homes have been given a sophisticated look by Lafferty with oversized lights, velvet furniture and dark tones on the walls.

Roisin Lafferty Interior Design, Annesley Gardens, Ranelagh, Dublin.

Annesley Gardens By Suzie McAdam, Dublin

Part of the same Ranelagh village development by Seabren, these large 4-bedroom homes are finished in a lighter buff brick. The Dublin neighbourhood offers a parade of shops, restaurants, delis and bars and is in close proximity to parks, sporting and leisure facilities. Complete with lifts, these luxury homes are a stunning beginning to the prestigious new Highfield development. The four-storey show home was designed by interiors studio Suzie McAdam.

Suzie McAdam Interior Design Annesley Gardens Ranelagh

Orwell Park Gardens, Dublin

These superb three-storey family houses situated in the heart of Rathgar boast a private setting overlooking Darty Park and the Dodder Valley. Emulating the period features of the surrounding Victorian pile, these three and four-bedroom homes feature high ceilings, bay windows, spacious living and bedrooms and exceptional landscaping throughout. The picturesque location is within walking distance of the characterful Rathgar Village, offering atmospheric intimacy and friendly neighbourhood charm in one of Dublin’s most desirable suburbs.

Orwell Park Gardens Development in Dublin.

Sandymount Castle Court, Dublin 4

Having designed and built a number of significant residential developments in Dublin, B&C Contractors have thoughtfully designed a stunning collection of 3-bedroom houses, 2-bedroom apartments and 4-bedroom duplexes. The enviable location is just a short walk from the idyllic Sandymount Village with easy access to city centre transport links and in close proximity to one of the most tranquil stretches of coastline near Dublin. The spacious homes boast above-average ceiling heights, extensive glazing and carefully selected fixtures and fittings.


St Paul’s Square, Co.Dublin

St Paul’s Square is a boutique development of contemporary 2, 3 and 5-bedroom properties located in one of the most sought-after locations in South County Dublin. With exceptional energy efficiency, these spacious and contemporary homes offer a generous living space as well as a terrace and garden for outdoor entertaining. For those used to an active lifestyle, there are a host of local outdoor activities, including sailing, tennis, rugby and golf – as well as plenty of walking and cycling tracks. Local villages provide a large number of artisan shops, with Dun Laoghaire and Blackrock minutes away by car.

St Pauls Square Development in Dublin.

Donnybrook Gardens, Dublin 4

This sophisticated development by Cairn PLC of modern, bespoke apartments and penthouses boast elegant interiors as well as a residents club, concierge and manicured gardens. Home to Dublin’s high society for hundreds of years and one of it’s finest suburbs, Donnybrook handily has the Aviva Stadium and RDS on its doorstep whilst still retaining its cosy, village feel.

Cairn Homes, Donnybrook Gardens, Dublin.

Lansdowne Place, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Lansdowne Place, Chartered Land’s luxury residential development, overlooks idyllic landscaped gardens and is beautifully crafted to emulate the peaceful surroundings of Ballsbridge. One of the finest addresses in Dublin, it is uniquely set in the grounds of the botanic gardens. O’Mahony Pike worked on the architectural design, specification, detailing and design management of the project. Every detail of these exquisite 700-2,400 sq ft homes has been carefully crafted. Reflecting the elegant Victorian houses it resides amongst, the architects and designers have achieved a fusion of classic and contemporary.

Lansdowne Place Apartments Dublin, Ireland.

Marianella, Dublin 6

Rathgar has long been a highly sought after and exclusive suburb of Dublin, thanks to its beautiful red-bricked late Victorian and Edwardian houses and tree-lined roads. These light and airy apartments, penthouses and 3 and 5-bedroom homes developed by Cairn Homes plc are set within stunningly landscaped grounds. Marianella offers a sophisticated lifestyle with a concierge service, mature landscaped park, gym and sauna, meeting rooms (ideal for those working from home), a function room and private cinema.

Marianella Apartments, Rathgar, Dublin 6, Ireland.

Brighton Wood, Dublin 18

This secluded and peaceful property development in the heart of Foxrock offers 3, 4 and 5-bedroom luxury homes set amongst mature woodland. Within walking distance of Foxrock village and close to excellent primary and secondary schools (such as St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s National Schools, Loreto Foxrock, and St Andrews College) the collection of houses and apartments are ideal for families and young first-time buyers. Developed by Castlethorn, the thoughtfully designed properties are spacious and nestled among mature trees and shrubbery, provide a sense of privacy.

Brighton Wood Development,  Foxrock, Castlethorn, Dublin

Glensavage, Blackrock

Property Development Group Bartra present a unique property development in the tranquil surroundings of Glensavage, Blackrock. Award-winning Blacam and Meagher Architects utilised the irregular shape of this hidden site to create an arrangement of buildings of various scales and types. The design is strongly influenced by Scandinavian concepts, providing functional family homes with a modern edge. Consisting of 8 houses and 14 apartments, the homes are well connected and brimming with exceptional amenities.

Glensavage Residential Development, Blackrock, Dublin.

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