22 May 2011 By Michelle Devane, Sunday Business PostShowhouses are on view today at Robswall in north Co Dublin to coincide with a further price reduction at the scheme by the sea.
Prices are now reduced by up to 60 per cent with this latest relaunch – the units were last reduced in price in 2009.
Forty-three units remain for sale in the first phase of the Gannon Homes development. They are for sale through HT Meagher O’Reilly.
There are seven three-bed townhouses, two four-bed townhouses and 34 neo-Georgian style four-beds available this weekend.
The four-bedroom, neo-Georgian styled houses are laid out in a crescent shape to maximise the sea views, which take in Lambay Island and Malahide estuary and marina.
The 175 square metre homes were once sold for €1.295 million. Now they cost between €495,000 and €575,000.
The larger four-beds, which extend to 200 square metres in size, are priced from €535,000 to €645,000.
The three-bed townhouses are priced from €295,000 to €340,000, offering between 96 square metres and to 101 square metres of living space, while the 129 square metre four-bed townhouses cost from €390,000.
The development is located on an elevated seaside site of 38 acres.
It was first launched onto the market almost a decade ago when 550 apartments and houses were envisioned for the site. To date about 400 units have been built and the grounds have been fully landscaped.
Robswall has been a good seller in the past, however, as with many developments, the market has moved on and sales have been slow in recent months,” said Rena O’Kelly of HT Meagher O’Reilly. We are confident that these new prices will be well received and will enable us to achieve a good volume of sales.”
Much of the interest to date has been from locals seeking to downsize from larger properties or trade up for growing families, according to the agents. The neo-Georgian exterior styled houses continue the style through to the interior decor where there are half landings, large windows, skylights and 12-foot high ceilings and picture rails.
Other features include Alno fitted kitchen with granite worktops and splashbacks, as well as appliances, and built wardrobes by Loddenkemper in the bedrooms, that were fitted by McNally Living.
Features common to all houses include high ceilings, granite worktops and Neff appliances in kitchens, sash windows and patio gardens.
The houses are on view from 12 noon to 4pmtoday, or by appointment. For further information, the agents are at 016342478.