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Most expensive? Seven-bedroom house on Dublin's most sought after road arrives on the market for €14m

Number 73 Ailesbury Road in Ballsbridge lies in the heart of Dublin 4’s embassy belt


Number 73 Ailesbury Road

Number 73 Ailesbury Road

Number 73 Ailesbury Road

A seven-bedroom family residence on Dublin's most sought after road address has arrived on the market with a price tag of €14 million. 

Number 73 Ailesbury Road in Ballsbridge lies in the heart of Dublin 4’s embassy belt.

Built in 1913 by Rudolf Maximilian Butler, a prominent academic and founding member of the Architectural Association of Ireland, it has entered the market as potentially the most expensive house in Ireland.

The classical-style home that sits on an acre of land close to Dublin's city centre extends to 443 sqm.

Embellished with decorative mouldings, there are a number of reception rooms, an entrance hall, formal drawing room and formal dining room.


An elevator whisks residents upstairs to one of the bedrooms while the family residence is built using classical architecture, with Box bay windows.

The home also comes with plans for expansion with the potential design concept for the home extending to an area of about 10,000 sq. ft for future needs, to include multi-functional cinema, wine cellar, 20m swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym.

The outdoor area is split into a meadow garden complete with wildflowers, a manicured garden with blooming beds of roses, wisteria and lavender.

There is also a woodland area with a trickling brook and rock waterfall and a three hole putting green.

It was designed by RM Butler who also edited The Irish Builder and the Technical Journal as his private home.


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He eventually became a professor of architecture at University College Dublin from 1924-1942, when he would have lived at number 73.

Some of his most well-known designs are Catholic ecclesiastical works, including the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Mulranny, Co Mayo and the Sacred Heart Church in Castletownbere, Co Cork.


The property appeared in the Irish Times in 2014, when an entry for its sale was listed for €6 million on the Property Price Register.

However, according the Times, this appears to have been an interfamilial transfer for the family who have called number 73 home for more than three decades.

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