A rare opportunity has arisen (for the super-rich) to move into the most expensive house in Ireland, on the market for £ 11.9 million (€ 14 million).
The property is No 73 on Ailesbury Road in Dublin, the second most expensive street in the Irish version of Monopoly (after Shrewsbury Road), where former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds lived and where the embassies of China, Poland and Switzerland are located.
The house, which has seven bedrooms and a three-hole putting green, is described as an “ exceptional property ” by the real estate firm that sells it, Colliers International, with a video tour did prove the point.
The image above is 73 Ailesbury Road in Dublin, which has been released for £ 11.9 million (€ 14 million)
Colliers International Real Estate says the ‘exceptional property’ is a ‘classic early 20th century home of graceful proportions’
The new owners of 73 Ailesbury Road will have the opportunity to eat and drink in a large formal dining room (pictured)
On the ground floor, there is an entrance hall (pictured) with a fireplace and a formal lounge.
Future homeowners can take an elevator that will take them to the first floor, where the master bedroom is located, with an attached dressing room and bathroom.
Each of the property’s six “normal” bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom.
Downstairs, there is a fireplace in the entry foyer, and the new owners will have the opportunity to eat and drink in a large formal dining room.
There is also a formal lounge, an “English style” kitchen with a pantry, and a breakfast room overlooking the terrace. Visitors can hang their jackets in the guest cloakroom and shoes can be left in the boot room.
The house is surrounded by landscaped gardens, which Colliers International compares to a “paradise for bees”.
A lavender hallway adorned with climbing roses and wisteria runs through the lawn. The walkway leads to a wooded area with a stream and a rock waterfall, where spring bulbs, bluebells and daffodils are planted underfoot.
The property was designed by Irish architect Rudolf Maximilian Butler and was built around 1913.
It’s ‘hands down the best house located on Dublin’s main residential street,’ says Colliers International’s Marcus Magnier
The new owners can cook in the house’s ‘English style’ kitchen with an adjoining pantry, pictured above
Prospective owners will go up to an elevator that will take them to the first floor, where the master bedroom is located (pictured)
Built around 1913, the one-acre (0.4-hectare) estate was designed by Rudolf Maximilian Butler, an architect best known for his Catholic ecclesiastical works in Ireland.
Butler made the property his private home, living in the residence from 1924 to 1942.
Real estate agents Catherine O’Connor and Marcus Magnier say the property is a “magnificent example of the revival of classical architecture of its time.”
Each of the property’s six bedrooms, one of which is pictured, has en-suite bathrooms
Estate agents say the property is a ‘magnificent example of the revival of classical architecture of its time’
The new owners will receive the keys to a truly beautiful home, one with seven bedrooms and a three-hole putting green.
According to real estate agents, the property is ‘surrounded by extensive private and secluded and well-kept gardens’
They add that the ‘grand imposing house’ is ‘a classic early 20th century house of graceful proportions surrounded by extensive private and secluded and manicured gardens’.
It is ‘hands down the best house located on Dublin’s main residential street,’ says Magnier.
In addition, there is room for the new owners to expand the property, with Lawrence and Long Architects having dreamed of ‘a wonderful concept’ for him.
Architect Joe Lawrence said: ‘The house and garden on this property are unique and quite special. To substantially increase the size of the house for future needs, it is important to retain this special character. With a thoughtful design, we propose to expand the property to 14,000 square feet without taking away its original character. Through careful design, this can be achieved, without damaging its existing special qualities. “
The company’s concept would expand the existing volume of the main house to the east and add a new basement to the existing footprint.
The design concept extends an area of around 10,000 square feet of ‘excellent accommodation’ for future needs, to include a multifunctional cinema, wine cellar, 20m swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym.
A lavender pergola walkway adorned with climbing roses and wisteria runs through the property’s lawn
Colliers likens the property’s manicured grounds to a ‘bee paradise’
While 73 Ailesbury Road is currently the most expensive property for sale in Ireland, it doesn’t break records.
No. 53 Ailesbury Road, the residence of the French ambassador, was offered for € 60 million in 2008, according to independent.ie, and an Edwardian residence on Shrewsbury Road sold for 49.2 million pounds (58 million euros) at auction in 2005, setting a new record for the most expensive house in the world per square foot, according to The Guardian.
73 Ailesbury Road viewing is strictly by private appointment with Colliers International. Find more information about the property here. Detailed concept plans by Lawrence and Long Architects and CGI are available upon request.