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"Ard Soluis", Kingswood, was designed and built by Dick Humphreys 1934-35.
opened their new Irish headquarters
just S of the house in
This is a branch of SAP, Europe's largest software company.
Address: 1012-1014 Kingswood Ave, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24.
The Humphreys family sold
Ard Soluis to the adjoining Citywest think 2001.
Bright Horizons child care centre was built right beside Ard Soluis 2003, just before the entrance (i.e. on the NE side).
Address: 4008-4010 Kingswood Rd, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 22.
Ard Soluis has been in ruins from about 2001 to date.
There is currently a plan to demolish it and build a housing estate.
It still exists in ruins as at 2014.
Kingswood under construction, 1934. From the front (S side).
Kingswood under construction, 1934. From the back (N side).
Early photo of Kingswood from the road (from the N, back of house visible, avenue curves round to the far side of the building to the front door).
Kingswood, under construction, 1934-5. The W facing porch.
Kingswood from an airplane, from the SW, shortly after it was built, c.1935. Note the old Naas Rd (the old Dublin - SW Ireland road).
The garden wall to the SW side, c.1937.
Laying out the lawn at the front (S side) of the house.
Kingswood. The W facing porch.
Planning notice proposing demolition of Kingswood.
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