The new home view: Commanding views of Ireland’s eye in Malahide
Latest tranche of three and four-bed properties launched at Robswall
This large semi-circular site on the coast road in Malahide on Dublin's Northside has already sold through 100 homes and the UK-based Hollybrook has, like many developers, been slowly releasing new tranches as they are needed rather than in one splurge.
The latest, comprising nine four-bedroom and five three-bed houses goes on view this weekend, leaving just a final launch of houses and apartments to the front remaining for the future.
Those buying now will move into a settled, landscaped estate perched on the curve from Malahide to Portmarnock, between Portmarnock football club and the sea. On a clear day, you can see Ireland's eye to the south.
There are two four-bed styles available on The Avenue, which is the flat road to the rear of the development - they are a mid (style A) and end of terrace (style B), similarly laid out to a traditional build. At 1,959 sq ft, these large houses have a kitchen/dining room to the rear with double doors to the back garden (a full set of kitchen appliances is included with stone/quartz countertops and an island unit).
A living/dining room is up front and a utility and WC complete the ground floor. Upstairs are four bedrooms, two of which are ensuite, and a family bathroom. These are starting from €695,000, a price which reflects location as much as quality. There are nine for sale currently.
The three-bed is quite unusual. It is detached for a start, extending to 1,205 sq ft. It also has a kitchen/dining room, living room and WC downstairs, with two double and one single bedroom upstairs. There is an ensuite and main bathroom too.
However, a glass panelling to the top floor underneath the roof gives an impression of a 'suspended' roofline which is interesting. There is parking to the side for two cars and these will start from €485,000. Five are on offer of slightly differing design.
All have an 'A' BER with uPVC double glazing and gas-fired central heating installed. Exteriors are finished in an ochre brick with plain dark grey detailing on the windows to make the most of the views. The front doors have been painted colourfully throughout the development and there is plenty of ironmongery, greenery and paving on display.
Malahide has a Dart line to the city centre, and the M1, which runs adjacent to it, means Dublin City Centre is 16km away. There are also myriad bus routes with the airport 10km to the west. Viewing is this weekend, from 10.30pm-12.30pm tomorrow and Sunday.
Robswall, Malahide, Co Dublin
Asking price: From €485,000 Agent: Knight Frank (01) 6342466