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Dublin: 4°C Monday 19 April 2021

Ultra-luxurious €2.65m townhouse once home to a former Taoiseach

Plus, you’ll be living at one of Dublin 4′s swankiest addresses.

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A DOUBLE FRONTED period home enviably located between the south Dublin city villages of Ranelagh and Donnybrook, Eglinton House is a spacious and luxurious five-bed that spans 4,365 sq ft inside.

Built in 1878, there’s a lot of history inside these walls. In 1941, it was where the American Consul resided during the war, according to the Irish Times. Later, in 1959, late taoiseach Dr Garret FitzGerald bought the place for £4,250 and lived there for almost two decades.

Today, Eglinton House is on the market for a little more than that, sadly. The asking price sits at €2,650,000.

Inside the entryway, you’re greeted by high ceilings, centre roses and original floorboards. The drawing room is a wide expanse of space that leads into another, smaller music room. White marble fireplaces, original window shutters and full carpets conjure up ideas of cosy winter evenings in.


The dining room could easily fit dinner parties of up to ten. A box bay window overlooks the front garden that has space for up to five cars. On the opposite end, a door connects to the study, which offers views of the back garden.

With light coming in from both sides of the house, you’ll have no shortage of bright spaces.

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The master bedroom resides on the first floor. Deep hued green walls, sash windows and high ceilings complement the dark floorboards. The marble continues with another fireplace in this room.

Four more bedrooms share the same varnished floors, along with built-in wardrobes. Two of the rooms are even interconnected, ensuring a great option for young kids.

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As for your guests, if they want privacy, you can show them to the garden level of Eglinton House, which has its own entrance and four rooms. With the addition of a kitchen, it would make for a self-contained apartment.


Electric gates lead to the large, well-maintained front garden. Another gated pedestrian side entrance leads to the walled back garden and lawn.

It’s clear that seclusion and privacy are the name of the game at Eglinton House, even if the D4 villages of Ranelagh and Donnybrook are just a short stroll away. Walk a little longer and you’ll reach the city centre. A truly luxurious home with everything on its doorstep.

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Eglinton House, 75 Eglinton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 is on sale for €2,650,000 through Sherry Fitzgerald Simon Ensor via Daft.ie.

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