Monday 23 September 2019

Scheme with view of islands

The Houses at Robswall, Malahide, Co Dublin Asking price: From €810,000 Agent: Knight Frank New Homes (01) 6342466

The kitchen as viewed from the dining room
The kitchen as viewed from the dining room
The living room
The exterior of the homes in Robswall

Lambay Island, located 4km off the coast of north Co Dublin and owned for more than a century by the Baring family of Barings Bank fame, is home to a population of wallabies, introduced to the private island in the 1950s by Rupert Baring, who hand-reared the very first joeys.

The island - the largest off the east coast - can be viewed from the three-storey four-bed homes launching this weekend at Robswall in Malahide. Some of the dual-aspect houses, located on an elevated site just a five-minute walk from the seafront, also command views of Ireland's Eye to the south.

To date, Hollybrook Homes has built more than 100 properties at the Coast Road development, which is perched on the curve from Malahide to Portmarnock. A scheme of apartments and houses was built there during the Celtic Tiger by Gerry Gannon's Gannon Homes, but building ceased during the crash. Nine acres with planning for more homes and a portfolio of 85 properties were sold to London-based Development Securities in 2014. It, in turn, sold on the development site to Hollybrook Homes, which, in its first foray to the Irish market, launched newly-built houses at Robswall in early 2015.

At the end of March, Hollybrook and its selling agent released a tranche of apartments at Robswall aimed at buyers downsizing from larger properties in the area and those who prefer the convenience of apartment living. Now they are issuing the first release of the final phase at Robswall, with nine houses going on sale this weekend and a further nine earmarked for a later stage.

The living room
The living room

Each of the mid-terraced and two end-of-terrace four-bed homes that make up the newest release at Robswall are priced from €810,000 and measure 2,355 sq ft. The entrance hall to each property is off the ground-floor carport, which has grey-coloured automated doors and space for two cars.

The entrance from the carport leads to a family room with a set of glazed doors opening on to a patio and garden. A guest lavatory, hot press and storage space complete the downstairs accommodation. On the first floor, there is a living/dining room with a set of French doors - flanked by side glazing either side - that opens on to a railed Juliet balcony. On the other side of the floor is a kitchen with an angular island unit and another dining space. The second floor is home to four double bedrooms - two of which are ensuite - and a family bathroom. All the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes.

Each individually designed kitchen comes with soft-close doors and drawers, under-cabinet lighting, a stone worktop and upstand, branded integrated appliances, and a ceramic hob with an extractor hood. The utility room was designed to match the kitchen units and worktops. The A-rated homes are equipped with a gas-fired central heating system and roof-mounted PV panels to top up electricity supplies.

Robswall is a five-minute drive from the Malahide Dart station. Dublin Bus stops right outside the entrance.

Viewings of the new showhouse at Robswall will be held tomorrow and Sunday, from 1pm to 3pm.

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