Sleek, smart houses in residential Killiney
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.