Buyers were queuing up last month for a chance to buy into the new north Dublin coastal developments, Silverbanks and St Marnock's Bay.
Savills, the agent behind the new schemes, expects a "good turnout" this weekend for the launch for the final phase of four-bed homes at Whitegables in Malahide, but the starting-price point of €660,000 for the high-end properties in the upmarket estuary village is unlikely to have house-hunters camping out in their cars overnight.
Whitegables, a scheme of just 17 properties located off the Swords Road, near the junction with Estuary Road, has been whetting the appetites of well-to-do first-time buyers and trader-uppers seeking an abode in the affluent village, which is home to the 12th century Malahide Castle and the Malahide Yacht Club. The development is within a short walk of the maritime village itself.
Whitegables was first launched in November, with the second and last phase, comprising just 10 homes, going on the market this weekend. The entrance to the estate has been completed in time for the new release.
The scheme is one of many in Dublin being developed by a partnership between Warren Private, a property investment firm, and Greenleaf Homes. The latter firm is part of the Greenleaf Group, which is chaired by Mark Elliott, a former director of P Elliott, the Cavan-based builder and developer that built schemes such as Herberton in Rialto before going into receivership during the crash.
The newest tranche at Whitegables is made up of one detached and nine semi-detached properties. Each house has four double bedrooms and 1,881 sq ft of accommodation extending over three floors.
The A3-rated homes have solar panels on the roof, energy-efficient gas-fired central heating and are fitted with a mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system.
Viewings at Whitegables will be held between 1pm-3pm tomorrow and Sunday.
Enquiries to: Savills New Homes (01) 6181300 or Kevin Flanigan Estates (01) 8453459