Balnagowan House is a gem of a modern building just off Mobhi Boithirin in Glasnevin perhaps one of Dublin first modern houses. What will become of it.. It used to be the headquarters of the Eastern Fisheries Board. I was at a meeting there once with regard to development near a river and have a memories of a beautiful modern interior with oak panelled walls. Originally it was known as Wendon, the two-storey house was built by George M Linzell, a son-in- law of developer Alexander Strain.
Anyone know what is likely to become of it as it was sold recently primarily as a development plot with little mention of the merits of the house. Presumably it has never been considered for listing by DCC?
1. Historic Balnagowan House (originally called Wendon), Glasnevin, Dublin.
This large historic building on more than one acre was originally built as a home for a Dublin builder by London architect Harold Greenwood in 1930. Now it’s being sold for commercial use.
Built of pre-cast concrete blocks with steel windows, it has a flat roof covered with Ruberoid.
It was the classic modern home which was highly unusual for its time, with internal telephones, a fridge, dining and carving tables fitted with electric hot-plates, concealed lighting and fitted furniture.