Sunday 30 April 2017

Make a break for the coast

Silverbanks, Baldoyle, Co Dublin Asking price: €155,000-€370,000 Agent: Savills (New Homes) (01) 618 1300

Silverbanks showhouse interior
Silverbanks showhouse interior

One of the largest Dublin developments so far this year is launching this weekend in Baldoyle. Silverbanks, a coastal scheme located a few minutes' drive from the Velvet Strand at Portmarnock, will have 210 houses and apartments when it's completed.

Silverbanks is situated on Red Arches Road, less than two miles from Portmarnock Village and Sutton Cross, and close to The Coast, an existing development built in the Noughties. Nama provided funding for the project, which is being built by the Co Kildare contractor MDY Construction for receivers Mazars.

Some of the best views at Silverbanks will be enjoyed by buyers at the four-storey Rowan House, an apartment block with just 14 apartments and penthouses. It will have panoramic sea views across Howth, Sutton, Ireland's Eye and Portmarnock. The largest penthouse at Rowan House has 1,200 sq ft of space and a dual balcony with doors leading from two bedrooms, the living space and the kitchen area.

The initial tranche at Silverbanks will comprise 55 homes, made up of two-bed and four-bed terraced houses being constructed behind Rowan House, as well as two and three-bed duplexes and one, two and three-bed apartments.

Prices for the apartments start at €155,000 for a 555 sq ft one-bed, climbing to €245,000 for a two-bed measuring 968 sq ft and to €285,000 for a 1,157 sq ft three-bed.

All apartments have at least one private balcony and come with access to a shared courtyard. A three-bed duplex with 1,220 sq ft of space at Silverbanks will cost from €275,000. Starting prices for the houses range from €270,000 for a two-bed terraced property spanning 1,005 sq ft and from €370,000 for a 1,663 sq ft four-bed terraced home spread out over three floors.

David Browne, from Savills New Homes, said: "Demand across the new homes market is very strong at the moment, boosted by the help-to-buy scheme aimed at the first-time buyer, and Silverbanks will be no exception, particularly due to the great range of product types available. We expect these units to be snapped up in a relatively short period of time."

The two-bed terraced properties at Silverbanks are laid out over two floors, with a private rear patio overlooking a communal landscaped courtyard and a first-floor balcony to the front of the home.

As well as a patio, the four-bed terraced house type has a study located next the entrance of the property. Also on the ground floor of the four-bed is an open-plan kitchen/dining area, a guest WC and a storage area. The living room is on the first floor, as is an ensuite bedroom, as well as a separate lavatory.

The four-bed houses and three-bed penthouse apartments will each have two designated parking spaces and all units will have at least one parking space in the basement or at ground level.

The kitchens will include integrated appliances if contracts are signed and returned within 28 days. Each of the A3-rated houses are equipped with south-facing PV panels and mechanical ventilation and heat recovery units.

Baldoyle is serviced by the 29A and 32 buses. Clongriffin train station is just a five-minute walk away; from there, a Dart journey to Dublin City Centre takes 20 minutes.

Open viewings at Silverbanks will take place tomorrow and Sunday, from 1pm-3pm.

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