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The house that Jane built - an architect revisits designing her family's dream home

Foxrock House Old Bray Road, Foxrock, Dublin 18

Asking price: €2.95m

Agent: Stuart Walker, Vincent Finnegan: 086 253 7685 or 01 284 4312

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The vast split-level front hall of Foxrock House on the Old Bray Road in Dublin 18 features a piano, cloakroom and guest WC with a limestone tiled floor

The vast split-level front hall of Foxrock House on the Old Bray Road in Dublin 18 features a piano, cloakroom and guest WC with a limestone tiled floor

The family room on the ground floor

The family room on the ground floor

Architect and daughter of Paddy Considine, Jane, was tasked with designing Foxrock House after her mother found a rough sketch on the back of an envelope

Architect and daughter of Paddy Considine, Jane, was tasked with designing Foxrock House after her mother found a rough sketch on the back of an envelope

The bathroom

The bathroom

A double bedroom

A double bedroom

The kitchen

The kitchen

The greenhouse

The greenhouse

The all-weather tennis court

The all-weather tennis court

The exterior of the property which is finished in Belgian brick and Wicklow granite

The exterior of the property which is finished in Belgian brick and Wicklow granite

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The vast split-level front hall of Foxrock House on the Old Bray Road in Dublin 18 features a piano, cloakroom and guest WC with a limestone tiled floor

For any young architect, winning a commission to design a big, detached house with a big budget to match is an exciting prospect. But when your mum has entrusted you with your late father's dream home project and your siblings all want to contribute, client consultation can take on a whole new dimension.

As the second-youngest in a family of eight, architect Jane Considine was well aware of the challenges posed when her mum, Mary, asked her to take on the task of designing her dream home, to be built on land that had once been part of the grounds of the former family home in South County Dublin.

Mary and her late husband Paddy Considine, founder of the advertising agency Adsell, had raised their children in Cornelscourt House, a sprawling pile originally built in the 1860s for a local Church of Ireland rector.