Convincing modern take on period living in Co Dublin for €1.1 million
Barnaslingan House in Kilternan was rebuilt just 16 years ago in the Georgian farmhouse style, so manages a spacious, rural feel while also incorporating all the modern comforts families have come to expect
Barnaslingan Lane is one of those sleepy country roads where houses have names rather than numbers. However, thanks to a 10-minute drive to the Luas and the M50, the city is far more accessible than it was a decade ago.
Barnaslingan House, which stands on 1.2 acres, takes its name from the original farmhouse that stood here for centuries. The area has been home to the extended Moore family for as long.
The Moores demolished the old property, as it was in a state of disrepair, and built a new house 16 years ago. The property was designed in the Georgian farmhouse style and from the exterior it is difficult to tell that it is, in fact, new.
Period detailsCathal MooreNational Trust
The result is a delightful five-bedroom home, surrounded by mature gardens and views that encompass the Dublin Mountains and Howth. Deep architraves, simple cornicing, period fireplaces and a host of antiques give a period feel to the 225sq m (2,421sq ft).
The house has three reception rooms: a drawingroom, diningroom and dual aspect study, all of which have verdant views of the surrounding landscapes.
A simple country kitchen, complete with a half-door in the utility is the heart of the house, and opens onto a patio through French windows.
Alongside the property, there is a granite barn which was part of the original house. With a wooden mezzanine and exposed overhead beams, it could be converted into a guest cottage.
Barnaslingan House would make a wonderful home for a large family: there are plenty of bedrooms, lots of gardens and that barn is just crying out to be converted. It is for sale through Lisney with an asking price of €1.1 million.