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Front 69 Eglinton Road

THERE’S SOMETHING VERY interesting lurking beneath the €2.7million 69 Eglinton Road in Dublin’s upmarket Donnybrook.

When the current owners moved in 10 years ago, they had very specific needs. A big house they could completely renovate, but a home with extra space that they could do something special with.


The Victorian redbrick dates from the late 1880s, and a look at the cornicing and other period features would make you think the house has all original features intact.

But in fact, the owners completely upgraded the entire building, insulating it, adding central heating, modernising the whole thing.

Kitchen 69 Eglinton Road

But when they got downstairs, they really shook things up.

One of the owners is a dentist, and brought his practice with him. That meant totally rethinking how the basement was used.

waiting room 69 Eglinton Road The waiting room, leading to the back garden.

In came a long waiting room where the side passageway was; on top of that was placed a glass roof, to bring in more light.

Two surgeries were added, a small x-ray room, kitchen, and reception.

Master Bed 69 Eglinton Road

But what could new owners possibly want with a dentist’s surgery, I hear you ask?

Well, that’s where things get interesting.

The current owners knew they’d only stay in the house for about a decade. So they constructed the house so it could be easily converted to whatever the new owners wanted.

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This means that the dentist surgeries can become bedrooms; the long waiting room would make a great reception room; the light-filled space can become a separate apartment to rent out, or part of the house.

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rear garden 69 Eglinton Road

Where it gets even more interesting is that this section of the house is soundproofed, with wheelchair accessible doors and other up-to-the-minute features that make it a pretty special space indeed.

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Aside from this part of the house, there is a very large and bright master bedroom, three other bedrooms, five baths, a large landscaped garden with extra security features and lighting, and a kitchen on the first floor.

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Plus, you’d be living on one of Dublin’s top four residential roads. How bad.

Of course, if you’re a dentist and move in here, you won’t have to change a thing. But that wouldn’t be as much fun, would it?

69 Eglinton Road is for sale through Colliers International.

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