Sunday 22 September 2019

Taking up residence by the sea

Eustace Court, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin Asking price: €375,000-€560,000 Agent: Hooke & MacDonald (01) 6388402

The exterior of Eustace Court in Dun Laoghaire
The exterior of Eustace Court in Dun Laoghaire
The kitchen/dining area
A view of the gardens at the back of the building

The opening of a railway in the 19th century from Dublin to Kingstown, as Dun Laoghaire was known under British rule, transformed the coastal town into a Victorian seaside resort.

By 1910, there was a golf club in the town and it is on this former course that the Cosgrave Property Group launched Cualanor, retaining some of the club's mature trees and features. After building the high-end Roseland houses on the Cualanor site, which is across the road from the Cosgrove's Honeypark scheme, the developer shifted its focus to constructing apartment blocks on the land, releasing the Eustace Court and Greenbank House buildings to the market last year.

The Cosgraves are nearing completion of Eustace Court, which is made up of 96 apartments and penthouses targeted at first-time buyers and purchasers who are downsizing from larger homes in the locality.

Eustace Court is just off Upper Glenageary Road, with pedestrian access to Tivoli Road via Eglington Park. Its grounds feature woodland areas, six acres of parklands, a piazza, jogging paths, a children's playground, and a landscaped courtyard with mature beech trees and a water feature. The two- and three-bed penthouses in the scheme command views of Killiney Hill, the Dublin Mountains and the sea.

The kitchen/dining area
The kitchen/dining area

The first 30 apartments at Eustace Court were brought to the market and sold in October, and a further 30 are going on the market this weekend. The latter homes will be ready to move into in March. Prices for the latest batch of units at Eustace Court start at €375,000 for the one-beds, which measure between 644 sq ft and 689 sq ft. The two-bed apartments, which have up to 990 sq ft of accommodation, cost from €450,000, while the three-bed versions, which have between 1,119 sq ft and 1,209 sq ft of accommodation, are priced from €560,000.

There is walnut panelling and doors to the wide entrance halls of the five-storey buildings. Inside, each apartment has 2.7-m high ceilings and is floored throughout in a mix of Cerrad floor tiles and engineered wood. An open-plan kitchen/living/dining room leads to a balcony (or terrace in the case of the ground-floor apartments) that's finished in decking with steel and glass balustrades.

The kitchen is fitted with high-gloss contemporary-style units, quartz worktops, and a range of appliances. The bedrooms come with grey shaker-style wardrobes with an oak carcass, and the master ensuite also has a built-in set of drawers.

The bathrooms at Eustace Court are fitted with mirrored vanity units with integrated LED lighting, tiling, a cantilevered wash basin, chrome fittings, ceramic sanitary ware and a P-shaped bath. The ensuites come with chrome heated towel rails and large shower enclosures with sliding doors.

The hotpress contains a heat recovery ventilation system that works with passive building features to deliver a constant flow of fresh air.

Eustace Court is located across the road from The Park Pointe retail centre.

The show units at Eustace Court will be on view tomorrow and Sunday, from 2.30pm to 4pm.

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