Saturday 23 March 2019

A B2 energy rating and added value in Malahide's Seamount Abbey estate

6 Seamount Abbey, Malahide €1.125m

No6 Seamount Abbey is 2,346 sq ft.
No6 Seamount Abbey is 2,346 sq ft.
The dual-aspect living room with a fireplace

The houses at Seamount Abbey in Malahide, Co Dublin, began to be offered for sale in the late 2000s, at the worst possible time.

Seamount Abbey was built by McCabe, who were also responsible for the millionaires' enclave of Abington in Malahide, but the estate's fortunes suffered badly from the property crash.

Prices there started at €1.8m for the 2,346 sq ft house and €2.1m for the 3,000 sq ft version. By 2011 though, they were being offered for sale for roughly half that.

No6 Seamount Abbey is a case in point. It sold as a new home in 2012 - the year when Dublin property prices were at their lowest in 12 years - and fetched only €681,058.10 that November, according to the Property Price Register.

The dual-aspect living room with a fireplace
The dual-aspect living room with a fireplace

It will come as no surprise to anyone who'd like to be able to afford Malahide to learn that prices have since made a dramatic recovery.

Just over six years later, No6 is back on the market at €1,125,000 - an increase of a little over 65% on its original sale price.

The place has, however, been beautifully cared for by its current owners and is in very good condition.

It has many expensive fixtures and fittings inside, including oak doors, a central vacuum system and surround sound, and its energy rating is a creditable B2.

No6 is one of the "smaller" Seamount houses, small being very much a relative term in a 2,346 sq ft space.

That includes four bedrooms on the first floor, the main one having a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite shower.

Back on the ground floor, the main reception room is a dual-aspect living room with a fireplace and patio doors.

There's also a study and a dining room off the kitchen, also with doors to the garden.

No6 is for sale with Noel Kelly (01) 846 2752 for €1.125m.

Indo Property

Editors Choice

Also in Life