€1m art deco opportunity
One of Ireland's first art deco houses, Balnagowan House, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, is being offered for sale with a €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.