Georgian Village original in Castleknock for €1.485m

Built in the 1970s, the large Dublin 15 houses have enduring appeal

  • Address: 64 Georgian Village, Castleknock, D15
  • Price: € 1,485,000
  • Agent: SherryFitzGerald
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Close to the Phoenix Park, Georgian Village, an estate of about 160 mock-Georgian homes, was built in Castleknock in the late 1970s by Shannon Homes, to a spacious light-filled template.

The current owner bought number 64, a large detached residence of 215sq m (2,710sq ft), off the plans. Now it’s on the market through agent Sherry FitzGerald for €1.485million.

With ceiling heights of 2.7m the interconnecting reception rooms to the left of the entrance hall feel generous and bright. The drawing room has a refined Adams-style fireplace that works with both traditional and contemporary décor. Glass-panelled double doors lead through to the formal dining room with a pair of French windows opening into a large uPVC conservatory which adds a generous 40sq m of living space.It overlooks a carefully maintained 24m-long, west-facing garden. It is a private space with a terracotta brick patio.

The limed solid cherry wood kitchen, has polished granite countertops. Designed by John Daly it feels a little dated but could be completely reimagined if painted a more contemporary deep blue or grey. There is a built-in seated area with another door leading through to a small sitting room, another room with an open fire.

Off the kitchen is a good-sized garage with an electric door. Many of the other houses have converted this space and there is scope to go up a floor here and across the top of the kitchen, substantially extending the detached residence’s already sizeable floorspace.

The house was built as a five-bed property but the owners turned the fifth bedroom into a dressing room for the master, a move that could easily be returned to sleeping quarters. The master has a large light-filled en suite with a Jacuzzi bath. There are three more doubles, one of which has an en suite shower room. 

The estate has pedestrian paths that shortcut the distance to the park and to the village as well as a less formal shortcut leading to two of Dublin 15’s top secondary schools; Castleknock College (a 10-minute walk) and Mount Sackville (15-minutes on foot).

Three five-bedroom properties have sold in this estate this year, and ranged in price from €1.07 million to €2.1 million, according to the property price register.