One of Ireland’s first art deco houses, Balnagowan House, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, is being offered for sale with a â‚¬1m price tag. The 1.17 acre property located next to the Bon Secours Hospital had been used as the head offices for the Inland Fisheries Service until it moved to purpose-built premises four years ago. Agent Karl Byrne of Douglas Newman Good Commercial Property says that the property has potential for use as a medical centre, educational centre, as a place of worship, an enterprise centre, or it could be restored to its former residential glory. Originally known as Wendon, the two-storey house was built by George M Linzell, a son-in- law of developer Alexander Strain, and both of their houses are still among the most sought after homes in the Glasnevin area. The closing date for tenders is June 14.
Full Story Irish Independent 30th May