Originally Posted by seasidedub
I take your point, but buyers of the houses (other than the 1 million euro ones you mention) were aware from the beginning that they would not have sea views. They were told. Otherwise those houses would have been much more expensive. The apartments will be tightly packed and the management fees are almost 3k a year. I'm genuinely interested to know what you thought of the houses?
Some were great. They're nice and flash looking (like a lot new builds) but a lot of them don't seem to have actual driveways or proper gardens and are now (due to developer's greed) really starting to look squashed in and on top of each other especially relative to what they cost.
I foresee one or two challenges here in the next 18-24 months with the following:
1) Parking in general - i can see pay and display and double yellow lines being implemented to curb visitor parking etc
2) Bray --> Greystones (and vice versa) cliff walk footfall - do you want to look out your window at apartments and hundreds of people walking by on a Saturday? I've started noticing signs up saying "Private, residents now live here" or something to that effect. This will start to annoy people over time.
3) Usual traffic but that's not exclusive to Greystones
In general, i'd have liked to have seen the apartments behind the houses and the houses brought forward so they get better views. That way the apartments higher up would still get sea views which a lot want.