Laurence Goodman, the son of beef baron Larry Goodman, is in the midst of transforming his new residential building firm Urban Life into a major player in the Leinster property market.
To date, Laurence Jr has been focusing on capitalising on house-price growth in the family's home county of Louth, where he is finishing a small scheme in Castlebellingham and building detached homes in Termonfeckin. But he has grander ambitions for 2018, with three further residential developments lined up for Meath, Louth and north Dublin.
This weekend, a showhouse is opening for Urban Life's latest scheme, Mount Hamilton, on Dundalk's Carrick Road. When it is complete, the estate will have 169 homes.
Two, three and four-bed houses at Mount Hamilton were launched off the plans in November and Urban Life has since sold 25 units there. While the two-beds have sold out, there are 16 three and four-bed properties remaining. Prices for the three-bed semi-detached and terraced homes start at €205,000, while the four-bed semi-detached properties cost from €235,000.
The block-built houses are finished in red brick and have double-glazed future-proofed windows. Inside, there is a choice of shaker-style kitchens from Kitchen Elegance. The gas-fired central heating can be controlled remotely by a Climote system via a smartphone.
Mount Hamilton is within walking distance of the Dundalk Clarke Station and Dundalk town centre. Viewings at the scheme's new showhouse will be held tomorrow and Sunday, between 2pm-4pm.
Enquiries to: DNG Duffy (042) 9351011.