Sleek, smart houses in res­i­den­tial Killiney

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - New Homes - ALANNA GAL­LAGHER

De­scrip­tion: Three- to fivebed two- and three-storey houses built by O’Flynn Group Agent: Lis­ney De­vel­oper Michael O’Flynn has been busy. Last year his com­pany O’Flynn Cap­i­tal Part­ners part­nered with Black­Rock Real Es­tate to buy the 2.3-acre Dublin dock­lands site Point Campus, be­side the Gib­son Ho­tel, with plan­ning per­mis­sion to ac­com­mo­date 935 stu­dent beds.

Last month he con­firmed his Cork-based O’Flynn Group had taken ad­van­tage of the Gov­ern­ment’s “fast-track” plan­ning laws to seek per­mis­sion for his com­pany’s largest house­build­ing plan since the eco­nomic re­cov­ery. He hopes to green-light a 31-hectare site in Glan­mire, Co Cork, and build 515 houses, a creche, re­tail units and a com­mu­nity cen­tre.

Mean­while, in Dublin’s leafy sub­urb of Killiney he has built the first 10 of 28 houses on the for­mer site of Broad­lands, a de­tached prop­erty on 2.82 acres that the com­pany bought from Dublin fash­ion re­tailer Seán Bar­ron, founder of the Pamela Scott fash­ion group.

The Cork-based house­builders ac­quired the well-lo­cated site in Oc­to­ber 2006 for ¤22 mil­lion. The house and gardens over­looked Killiney golf club and ad­joined Cluny Park.

The c o mp a n y hired Cork-based Ho­gan Ar­chi­tec­ture to de­sign the two- and three-storey ter­raced, semi-de­tached and de­tached A2-rated houses. The plans in­cluded the de­mo­li­tion of the orig­i­nal house and the ad­di­tion of a pedes­trian path from the devel­op­ment to the park. Ac­cess to the es­tate is via Ballinclea Road.

The houses have big win­dows to stream light in, air-to-wa­ter heat pumps and me­chan­i­cal ven­ti­la­tion.

Jen­nifer Grace of Malahide-based The Good Room has fit­ted out the show­houses , of­fer­ing ideas on how to con­fig­ure the 11 dif­fer­ent styles of prop­erty.

The kitchens, by Caw­leys Fur­ni­ture, who also did the wardrobes, in­clude ap­pli­ances by AEG or Elec­trolux. There’s a five-ring in­duc­tion hob, twin ovens, mi­crowave and slick bath­rooms fea­tur­ing Villeroy and Boch s a ni t a r y ware, supplied by Ideal Bath­rooms.

Prices through sell­ing agent Lis­ney start from ¤635,000 for a two-storey, three-bed semi of 103sq m/1,114sq ft.

A roomier op­tion is three-storey, three/four the bed semi of 161sq m/1,733sq ft that is ask­ing ¤720,000. It has a liv­ing room ac­cessed via a slid­ing door that opens out to the lawned back gar­den with the op­tion to have a sec­ond sit­ting room, com­plete with smart flame-ef­fect Gazco fire, on the first floor or you could turn this light-filled room into a fourth bed­room. All the main en-suite bath­rooms have win­dows.

The most ex­pen­sive op­tion is a de­tached four-bed unit of 223sq m/2,405sq ft seek­ing ¤990,000 – an im­pres­sive prop­erty set on a wide plot.

The agent says lo­cal in­ter­est has been strong with nine of the 28 homes al­ready sale agreed.

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