Entries by Anne Da Silva

Capture The Castle – Castle Vernon, Clontarf, Dublin 3

In 1898, Arthur Edward Guinness, aka Lord Ardilaun, acquired Baymount Castle, an 18th-century mansion next to the St Anne’s estate in Clontarf, where the scion of the brewing family was born. The great-grandson of the founder of the brewing empire is remembered to this day in a statue at St Stephen’s Green, which Lord Ardilaun […]

Victorian Character Adds New Charm

    When architect Greg Tisdell and the builder of 190 Collins Avenue in Beaumont were working on the design of four new terraced houses for the site, they exchanged photos of period features they liked across a slew of Dublin suburbs. The result of their work is an enclave of four-bed energy-efficient homes with […]


A Tiger era rebuild benefits from Silicon Valley layout Last year a side garage at a 1950s ranch style home in Los Altos, California was designed as an historic site. This was Steve Jobs’s family home and the garage was where the tech pioneer and his one time collaborator Steve Wozniac started up the global […]

A warm glow inside and great views out from the Hill of Howth for €1.35 million St Elmo looks out to Ireland’s Eye, Balscadden Bay, Howth Harbour and on to Portmarnock and Malahide

St Elmo is a house with all the advantages you’d expect from its Hill of Howth location. Memorable views, from first and second floor windows and from the gardens, are of Ireland’s Eye, Balscadden Bay, Howth Harbour and on to Portmarnock and Malahide. The gardens, front and back, are a definite product of the location. […]

Castle Vernon, Dollymount Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3

  Coming Soon – Launch in Autumn Castle Vernon is an exclusive new homes development that will comprise bespoke contemporary designed 4 bedroom family homes in a private residential setting. Extending to approximately 200 sq m (2,150 sq ft) the sophisticated interiors will feature luxurious finishes and state of the art specification throughout. Each garden […]

Two Become One in Sutton – Supersized Penthouse

It may look like the ultimate bachelor pad now, but for the current owners, it was the lift that sold the penthouse apartment at Offington Manor to them. They had recently left a family home in the Offington estate next door and were looking for an apartment to which they could downsize with retirement in […]

94 Pembroke Road, D4 €1.25m Gallagher Quigley (01) 818 3000

  At present, 94 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge is in flats but the selling agents report that the tenants will have vacated by the 23rd of this month. A buyer wanting to turn it back into a family home will have about 2,982 sq ft of floor space to work with inside, and the option of […]

‘Seaproof’ 1900-built home in Clontarf is on the market for €1.1m A 1900-built semi in Clontarf has been rendered seaproof

Render or stucco-fronted period homes are a big feature of the seafront suburbs of Dublin in areas like Dun Laoghaire, Blackrock, Sandycove and Clontarf. They lend a delicate iced pastel look given the preference of owners to paint them in creams, pale blues, pale pinks and other powdered hues. But there was also a practical […]