New lease of life for stunning Glasthule family residence, by Tina-Marie O’Neill

The Sunday Business Post, Sunday, October 1st 2017 

7 Eden Park has had no expense or expertise spared in its reconstruction, and it shows

There are a few rare occasions in this property game that I come across a residence which so captures my imagination, and piques my interest, that I’m minded to waste a few euro on the lottery in the wistful hope of summarily dropping anchor there myself.

No 7 Eden Park in Glasthule, south Co Dublin, is just such an abode. It’s on a sunny autumnal morning that I meet Joe Dunne, the builder responsible for transforming the place, on site for a walk-through. A contractor for 30 years, Dunne runs his family business, Joe Dunne Construction, with his son Warren. Amid their wide repertoire of commercial and residential projects, they specialise in extensions, refurbishments and high-end trophy homes.

No 7, a protected Victorian mid-terraced property of 353 square metres, falls into all three aforementioned categories.

Dunne had purchased the tired building at auction when it was a pre-63 property split into seven studio apartment units.

He engaged the services of architect Danny Gorman at Hamilton Young Architects, a Grade 1 conservation practice with offices in Dublin and Sligo and has returned the handsome property to a stunning single family residence.

It’s immediately clear upon meeting Dunne that he is proud of the final product and all of the parties involved in getting it to market, including the architects, the furniture staging crew from House & Garden Furnishings, and his selling agent Owen Reilly, who has the property on the market at €1.5 million.

The Sunday Business Post, Sunday, October 1st 2017