Teed up in Dún Laoghaire
Fairways, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin
Developments of new houses in the centre of Dublin are an even rarer sight that freshly-built apartments. Indeed, when Dawson Place launched in November at Arbour Hill, near the hipster coffee shops and restaurants in the gentrified neighbourhoods of Smithfield and Stoneybatter, it became the first housing scheme in this part of the city centre in more than a decade.
Some 20 people have already moved into the Richmond Homes-built estate since the autumn and the remainder are due to arrive in the coming weeks. Of the 25 two and three-bed terraced and semi-detached houses that make up Dawson Place, all but two have been sold.
One of the remaining properties is a three-storey two-bed spanning 1,205 sq ft and costing from €500,000. It comes with a south-facing roof terrace and parking. The other -- a last-minute cancellation at the development - is a two-bed with a carport and study; it measures 1,237 sq ft and is selling for €515,000.
Like its counterparts in the gated scheme, both homes have a kitchen with a contemporary matt lacquer finish and integrated appliances. In the bathroom, there are heated towel rails, as well as floor and feature wall tiling.
Dawson Place is just a five-minute walk from the Museum Luas stop and from Heuston Station. It's also a few minutes' walk from the Four Courts and O'Connell Bridge.
Enquiries to: Hooke & MacDonald (01) 631 8402