Big footprint with Donegal roots in Foxrock for €1.95m

Mock Georgian property on nearly half an acre with four large bedrooms

  • Address: Kildrum, Brighton Road, Foxrock, D18
  • Price: € 1,950,000
  • Agent: Lisney
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Named after a townland in the northeast of Co Donegal, this large house built in the late 1960s on Foxrock’s Brighton Road is hidden from view behind a sandstone wall constructed from McMonagle Stone from Mountcharles in south Donegal.

Set on 0.4 of an acre, the mock Georgian property features interior doors with architraves that echo that period as well as niches and an Adams-style fireplace in the formal drawingroom, a dual aspect space running the depth of the house.

Adjacent to that is a wood-floored study leading through to a southwest facing sunroom with a pine-clad ceiling and uPVC windows. The windows elsewhere are aluclad designs by Carlson.

This was a later addition – you can still peer through the original exterior window into the sitting room, accessed via glass panel double doors. Painted a drawingroom red, this is where the family spends most of its time as it interconnects with the diningroom and on through to the kitchen.

There are stone-tiled floors throughout, a warming gas-burning Barbas stove in the diningroom, and access out to a sunny deck – one of three outdoor areas accessible from the house.  

Given the generous floor space of 310 sq m (3,336sq ft), the kitchen seems on the small side. It overlooks the garden, has white-painted units, polished granite countertops and a royal blue two-door Aga, recently converted from gas to electric.

A second space, the same size again to the rear, is a substantial utility room – quite possibly too big – and the next owner might look at integrating these rooms to make one big space. There is also the option to extend into the garage which would add another 50sq m/538sq m of space.

Upstairs there are four spacious bedrooms, three of which are en suite. The master is especially roomy. Its en suite has a separate shower and bath.

The property is seeking €1.95 million through agent Lisney. Greenwood, a four-bed house of 297sq m (3,197sq ft) on almost half an acre sold for €1.44 million last July.