rumour has it that a nazi spy lived here during the emergency.
when i were a lad, it was also rumoured that the foundations were in the shape of a swastika so the house could be spotted from the air… googlemaps etc seems to have proven this one to be untrue.
3200 sq ft on a half acre. Good location, albeit on a very busy road.
southdublinhistory.ie/Temple … ?counter=1
It bears a striking resemblance to a certain compound I’ve seen in Abbottabad. And now, just two days after, this one’s up for sale…
Nice gaff, a bit steep yet given the need to smarten up the insides a bit. This bit from the histrical link jumped out at me though
On May 23rd
1947, when the final arrangements for his deportation were being made, Hermann Goertz took his own life by swallowing potassium cyanide. He was buried in Deansgrange cemetery, his coffin draped with a swastika flag.
May 4, 2011, 1:55pm
Haha, yeah I remember that urban legand from my youth about this house too. I also had a look at the satellite view - keine Swastika!
May 5, 2011, 6:46am
I think Hermann Goertz is still sleeping in the spare room, the bed looks suspiciously lumpy
Such a cool house but silly money and you have to spend a fortune on it too.
June 13, 2011, 1:23pm
i like the PhotoShopped pictures of the rooms, but to be honest, it can’t be worth more that 400k? needs full modernisation, and is a listed building. And I’m pretty sure that there is a feck load of damp …
looks like it will be sold soon.
No, not me. I can fix most things but not overpriced property!!!
SOLD sign up on house now. Good luck to buyers. Hope they make a nice job of it.
966K as per reg.
Not sure there is anyone living here yet - certainly no work has been done on it.