Wednesday 18 October 2017

Neo-Georgians with views of Lambay Island

Ten homes with unusual interior can be rejigged to suit

There are ten homes, in two styles, on offer at Robswall in Malahide
There are ten homes, in two styles, on offer at Robswall in Malahide

This coastline of North County Dublin has seen quite a bit of new development over the last year or so, and Robswall is particularly well placed to benefit from the views out to Lambay Island from this stretch of Dublin Bay.

The re-launch of these four-bedroom neo-Georgian-style three-storey houses, originally built by Gannon Homes and finished by Development Securities plc, is focusing on the interior crescent end of this development where two styles are on offer - the Heights and the View.

There will be 10 homes in all, which have sea views and they have an unusual interior layout, which lends itself to re-jigging by families, depending on whether they need extra bedrooms or living space. Fittings are high-end with the Alno Art Pro German kitchens by McNally Kitchens featuring hi-gloss vanilla-coloured cupboards with a brown/black oak panelling and granite worktops. Kitchen appliances are included, as is becoming very much the norm these days in new houses.

Bedrooms are by McNally Living and the 12ft ceilings in the lounge (with feature picture rails) will appeal to those appreciating the extra feeling of space it gives.

Each property comes with two parking spaces and all homes are BER rated between C2 and B2. The front door and sills have granite architraves.

'The Heights' consist of 1,884 sq ft of floor space and will sell for €620,000. It would traditionally be termed a three-storey over basement design, but with a series of old-fashioned half stairs which lead to and from the different areas, it's very difficult to actually define it as that.

It would certainly echo the period it is replicating with features that would originally have been used for scullery/servants areas versus 'those upstairs'.

So, the 'ground' level floor has an office (or potential fifth bedroom) with steps to a large bedroom, which is ensuite. This is looking out to the garden and is almost self-contained, if a lucky teenager got hold of it.

The first (main) floor has a kitchen/dining room, a separate lounge with marble fireplace, again on split levels, while the second floor has three bedrooms, one ensuite, and a bathroom, also accessed via two sets of stairs.

'The View' is more traditional in its layout and also larger at 2,013 sq ft and its price will be €640,000.

The different ground floor houses a kitchen/dining area, a utility room, office and WC with a shower. Some of this is split level but the main space overlooks the garden.

The first floor has the sitting room and an ensuite bedroom while the top tier has two double and one single bedroom with a bathroom.

The developer will be marketing a series of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and duplexes also, which will start from €215,000 and these will start selling off-plan immediately, with 11 currently available.

Malahide remains popular with families looking for a seaside home with nearby transport hubs like the M50, M1 and train station. This development is to the east of Malahide Castle demesne and sandwiched between the links clubs at Island and Malahide.

Donabate Golf Club is further north while Portmarnock is 2.5km to the South.

Enquiries to: Knight Frank (01) 634 2466 or www.robswallmalahide.ie

Robswall, Malahide, Co Dublin

Asking price: €620,000 - €640,000

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