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Honeypark, Glenageary Rd Upper, Co Dublin
Honing your swing at the old Dun Laoghaire Golf Club is no longer possible, but would-be buyers at the Honeypark development, which is being built on the former course, can enjoy some of the mature trees and features that have been retained for the scheme, as well as the five acres of nearby parkland and woodland.
The Cosgrave Group is bringing a new phase of 15 large four and five-bed family houses at Honeypark to the market.
To date, the developer has sold 190 homes there through agents Hooke & MacDonald and most of those properties are occupied.
The new homes off Glenageary Road Upper have landscaped gardens, brick elevations, higher-than-standard ceilings in their living areas, and a total floor area of at least 2,200 sq ft.
The contemporary timber kitchen units are painted with a haze finish and have Victoria quartz worktops from Nolan Kitchens.
Each garden, designed to be an extension of the living space, has a patio, a garden house fitted with lights and sockets, and there is a lockable rear access gate.
Prices for the Ash, the four-bed house type, start at €670,000, while the five-bed plan, the Oak, commands a price tag starting at €730,000. Completions for these houses are earmarked for between March and May.
The houses being built at Honeypark have the advantage of containing four large parks and a meandering tree-lined woodland walkway.
A feature lake, playground and sporting grounds were some of the first areas put in by the developers and there are plans afoot to incorporate a creche.
The Cosgraves, who bought the former golf course in 2002, are working to ensure wildlife and flora in the park areas are protected.
The Cosgrave Group, which travelled to Scandinavia and Germany to learn how to apply sustainable construction methods and building design to Irish schemes, adopted passive house principles to make Honeypark more environmentally friendly and reduce energy demand by increasing the standard of insulation and the levels of air tightness. The development won the environment category at the SEAI 2013 Energy Awards.
Residents at Honeypark can reach the city centre by bus or Dart. Dun Laoghaire is 2km away while Blackrock Village is 4.5km.
Viewings of the showhouse begin today, between 1pm-2pm, and continue tomorrow and on Sunday, between 2.30pm-4pm.
Enquiries to: Hooke & MacDonald (01) 631 8402.