Modernist-inspired house with 21st-century finish in Foxrock for €2.25m

Family dream home on quiet cul-de-sac features home cinema and five bedrooms

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Address: Suantraí, Knocksinna, Foxrock, Dublin 18
Price: €2,250,000
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald

Knocksinna, a cul-de-sac in Foxrock, off the busy N11, is made up of mainly art deco-inspired homes and when developer Gerard Kelly set about building two upmarket detached houses at the end of the cul-de-sac he commissioned Tony Horan of Horan Rainsford Architects to design the new builds in keeping with the style of the road.

Suantraí is a modernist-inspired 462sq m (4,972sq ft) white-rendered house with an A3 energy rating and five bedrooms. It first went for sale on completion in 2010 for €2.75 million, eventually selling in 2013 to its present owners for €1.6 million. They are now selling, through Sherry FitzGerald, asking €2.25 million.

They moved in and didn’t change a thing. Inside, the polished granite-floored hall opens into a large formal sittingroom and adjacent diningroom to the left. The sittingroom features a dancing-flame, flush-to-the-wall gas fire. These rooms have interconnecting doors with tilt-and-turn French windows that open out to the garden.

The kitchen-cum-family room features a simple white kitchen with a composite stone breakfast bar and floor to ceiling windows looking out to the garden. The house has a basement level where there is a huge games- room-cum-home-cinema, illuminated by light wells to the front and back of the house. Down here also is the first of the house’s fifth bedrooms, as well as a kitchenette and large wet room.


On the first floor there are four en-suite double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes.

The house has recessed mood lighting, under-floor heating and limed-oak floors. There’s also an in-built heat recovery system and solar panels. The garden is small relative to the size of the house.

Out front, there is off-street parking for three to four cars behind electronic stainless steel gates, designed by the architect.

Bernice Harrison

Bernice Harrison

Bernice Harrison is an Irish Times journalist and cohost of In the News podcast