A NEW phase of penthouse suites has just been launched at Seabrook Manor, the large apartment development in Portmarnock, Co Dublin.

Having successfully sold many of the apartments in this scheme, Barina Construction has just opened the new show-units to the public.

Fourteen penthouses are available.

Located on Station Road, this residential scheme is conveniently located just beside the Dart station, providing easy access into the city centre in just under 25 minutes.

Close proximity to the sea has made this a very popular scheme, and other nearby areas within a few minutes drive are Howth, Malahide and Sutton.

To date, selling agents say that Seabrook has been a big seller with buyers who grew up in the local area.

Designed by Fenton Simons architects, the development is cleverly laid out with three- and four-storey buildings forming an oval shape surrounding raised landscaped gardens, under which a car-parking area is hidden from view. When completed, there will be a total of about 240 units.

Most of the apartments that sold in previous launches were two-bed units ranging in size from 820sq ft to 1,359sq ft.

Two-bed penthouse suites available in this phase are very spacious, ranging from 1,120sq ft to 1,359sq ft. Accommodation includes an entrance hall, separate kitchen, living-/diningroom, bedrooms, one ensuite and the main bathroom.

The apartments are well laid out, with a wide central hall containing a storage press. To one side of the hall, double doors open into a open-plan living- cum diningroom; to the other side of the hall there are two double bedrooms and the main bathroom. The main room has an ensuite shower room.

All of the penthouse suites have spacious roof terraces accessed from livingroom and bedrooms, which overlooks the landscaped gardens.

Kitchens are in swish Shaker-style oak and include polished granite worktops and electrical appliances.

Heating is by natural gas, and all units have a video intercom system, and parking is designated.

Price: from .410,000.

Agents: Hooke & MacDonald, 01 631 8402; and O'Farrell Cleere, 01 845 3377