Thursday 21 September 2017

Wake up to bay views at Lonsdale

Lonsdale, Blackbanks, Dublin 5

Lonsdale
Lonsdale

The front row of five-bed homes at Lonsdale, a new development on the Howth Road launching this weekend, commands views across Dublin Bay from the master bedroom on the top floor.

Indeed, Lonsdale is just a short walk from the coastal cycleway, St Anne's Park and the Bull Island causeway. The scheme is in the townland of Blackbanks but is within walking distance of Raheny Village.

The 16 four and five-bed homes at Lonsdale are being developed by MKN Property Group, the local company behind recent Clontarf schemes such as Churchfield and Seascape. MKN acquired Haremount at 726 Howth Road in 2007 and bought Lonsdale, the neighbouring old house, in 2014 at a knock-down price. Both sites were used to create Lonsdale.

There are three house types available at the new development, with prices ranging from €660,000 to €900,000. Four belong to The Maple, a five-bed semi-detached design with 2,250 sq ft of space spread out over three floors. Three are from The Oak style, another five-bed, three-storey style, this time with 2,075 sq ft of accommodation. Two of these units are end-of-terrace homes and one is a mid-terrace house with pedestrian rear access.

Nine units are from The Willow style, a four-bed house type with 1,680 sq ft of living space across two floors. Six of these nine styles are end-of terrace homes and three are mid-terrace properties. The façades feature a combination of render and Village Sunglow clay brick with zinc-clad bay windows.

There is a cobble-lock driveway to the front of The Willow style and a stone pebble driveway to the five-bed types. The former only has a rear garden and a back patio, while the latter styles have a garden and patio both to the front and back.

The contemporary-style kitchens come from Kube's Leicht range, with Siemens integrated appliances, soft-close doors, under-cabinet mood lighting and a breakfast bar at the island unit. At The Willow, the kitchen units are finished in a high-gloss cashmere with Silestone worktops; at The Maple and The Oak, the Kube units come with platinum matte units and Carrera Silestone worktops.

The bathrooms and ensuites are also contemporary in style: there is porcelain floor and wall tiling, bespoke framed mirrors, while the ensuites have electric under-floor heating.

At the A-rated homes, PV panels generate free electricity and a Vent Axia heat recovery ventilation system from Dimplex creates a "refreshed" indoor environment whilst efficiently recovering up to 91pc of the outgoing heat energy.

Viewings of the showhouses are from 3pm-6pm today and between 11am-2pm tomorrow, and next week.

Enquiries to: Gallagher Quigley (01) 8183000.

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