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Modern living in a historic villa once owned by the original Copper Face Jack

This two-bedroom apartment comes with 250 years of history – and a price tag of €1.4m.

NOT MANY DUBLIN properties have the illustrious history of Neptune House.

This Blackrock home was originally constructed in 1767, and since then it has homed former Chief Justice of Ireland John Scott (better known as Copper Face Jack or Copperfaced Jack), British troops fighting in 1916, and an orphanage.

Since then, the property has been converted into four extra large apartments, of which one is currently up for sale.

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With a starting price of €1.4m, the two-bed apartment is an impressive 192 sq m/2,067 sq ft in size.

As with all of Neptune House’s apartments, it keeps many features of the original Georgian villa, such as Georgian-era plasterwork, stained glass, and sash windows.

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As reported by The Irish Times, a priority while renovating Neptune House was to retain the flow of the property’s plasterwork, so no new walls were built in the apartments.

The effect is one of one room within another, ensuring that the Georgian decor is kept front and centre.

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Neptune House is located in the seafront town of Blackrock, just a ten-minute walk from the town centre.

Blackrock is home to fantastic restaurants and shops, as well as some of the best schools in Dublin: Carysfort National School, Willow Park and Blackrock College.

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This apartment in Neptune House, Temple Crescent, Blackrock is on sale for €1.4m from Sherry FitzGerald via Daft.ie.

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