Prime example of the modern Foxrock home, with sheltered and private south-facing rear garden

This detached four-bedroom house, guiding €925,000, is one of just eight built by Park Developments in 1992 in a highly desirable location

20 Brighton Avenue, a perfect example of the modern Foxrock home, just one of just eight built in 1992

It’s hard to believe that just under two centuries ago, one of greater Dublin’s most affluent suburbs was open farmland. The emergence of Foxrock as a desirable location, with grand residences to match the aspirations of a then burgeoning middle class, had its tentative beginnings in the 1860s.

A newspaper advertisement from 1862 sought sites for ‘mansions and pretty villas’ on the rolling pasture. Around the same time, a railway station opened in the village. ...