December 11th, 2016

Gallery: Brian O’Driscoll and Amy Huberman have hearts set on this plush Dublin pad

TrendingBy Eugene Masterson

TAKE a look at the dream home Brian O’Driscoll and Amy Huberman have their hearts set on.

The golden couple have told friends they are in negotiations to buy the near €2 million, five-bedroom Victorian house in Dublin’s south city suburb of Rathmines.

They have surprised pals who live near them in Goatstown, Co. Dublin, by telling them of their impending move.

The pair have looked at several properties on the much sought-after Palmerston Road. Sale agreed signs have appeared on two properties there recently, including one for €1.95m and another for €3.25m.

It is believed the first house is the one they are keen on.

Ireland rugby hero Brian (37), bought his Goatstown house back in 2005 for around €1m. It has been home to him, actress Amy (37) and their two children, Sadie (who turns four in February) and Billy (who celebrates his second birthday next month).

The Rathmines property they are hoping to snap up is a two-storey semi-detached which is currently divided into three separate flats, but has planning permission to revert to a single residence.

According to the estate agents, the home includes a “contemporary” open plan kitchen, dining room and living room area with large windows taking full advantage of sunlight.

Brian, who grew up in Clontarf, on the city’s northside, can now well afford the asking price, as accumulated profits at his firm soared to €4.4 million last year.

BOD may no longer enjoy the healthy income from his playing contract with Ireland and Leinster, but recent accounts show his first full year as a retired rugby player was a very lucrative one.

Accounts just filed by his ODM & Promotions Ltd with the Companies Office show that accumulated profits at the firm jumped by €784,173 to €4.4m. In the 12 months to the end of August last, the cash pile at O’Driscoll’s firm increased by €469,785 – going from €942,777 to €1.4m. The value of the firm’s investments also increased, going up by €90,526 from €2.1m to €2.19m.

His investments include a venture with entrepreneur Ray Nolan, where the two are overseeing the growth of the Ultimate Rugby App and website.

The Dubliner is also a regular pundit on BT Sports and Newstalk and has also fronted Eir campaigns.

Late last year it was confirmed that O’Driscoll had joined the sports division of New York-based global advisory firm Teneo Holdings as a senior advisor.

Amy is also doing well and recently filed accounts for her own firm, ASM Entertainment, show accumulated profits at the firm last year topped €100,000. She has also gone into the salon business and along with rugby star Rob Kearney bought the Oslo spa on Dublin’s Mespil Road.