To the manor born in Blackrock
In spite of a campaign of fierce opposition lasting more than a decade, Frescati House, the 18th Century Blackrock home of United Irishmen leader Lord Edward FitzGerald, was demolished in the early hours of November 4, 1983. Frascati Shopping Centre stands in its place.
The housing estate of Frascati Park, however, predates that long-standing and bitter controversy. It was built on the grounds of Frescati House before its demolition, with certain architectural features supposedly matching, in a small way, those of the mansion itself.
The fact these houses now appear to be satellites of a shopping centre does not seem to have damaged their appeal.
Number 14 Frascati Park is at the end of the first set of terraces. It's a 1,965 sq ft house that's been recently renovated.
At the front of the house is a drawing room with a cast-iron fireplace and a bay window overlooking the garden.
Doors lead from here to the dining room, which also has a fireplace and connects to a kitchen/breakfast room at the back of the house.
Also on the ground floor are a utility, a guest toilet and a study. Upstairs is a landing with French doors to a balcony.
There are three bedrooms on this floor and a family bathroom.
The Dart station at Blackrock is about ten minutes' walk away.
Young's Estate Agents in Ranelagh (01 497 5581) are handling the sale of this property.