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Straide House, 2 Ailesbury Drive, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 X0Y7

€2,950,000 - Asking Price For Sale by Private Treaty 434 sqm approx

BER E2 Rating


This is an exciting opportunity to acquire a truly exceptional and imposing, 1930’s, double fronted, detached residence providing 4,675sq.ft./435sq.m. (approx.) of wonderfully elegant accommodation.

Straide House, ideally situated on Ailesbury Drive which links Ailesbury Road with Anglesea Road, benefits from one of Dublin’s most popular and sought after residential locations in the heart of Dublin 4’s Embassy belt.

One of the property’s outstanding features is the magnificent double height atrium style hallway with its feature gallery landing at first floor level. Off the very impressive hall at ground floor level is the elegant light filled drawing room with pillared arch leading to the dining area. Both these rooms overlook the sun drenched south/west facing back garden.

To the front of the property is a good-sized living room. On the other side of the hall running the full depth of the house is the impressive hand crafted fully fitted kitchen with access through to the breakfast room which in turn provides access to a cosy TV/family room. This area is cleverly designed so that each of the 3 areas can be separated or made open plan. Off the kitchen is a good-sized back kitchen/utility room with access to the back garden. Also on the ground floor is a guest wc and separate cloakroom.

Another unique feature of the property is the large wine cellar with stair access from under the stairs in the hall.

Upstairs, accessed off the impressive gallery style landing are 5 good sized bedrooms including the impressive main bedroom suite with its walk-in dressing room and shower room ensuite. There is also a family bathroom and shower room at this level.

A separate staircase provides access to the second floor with three additional rooms which are ideal as study, home office and Bedroom 6. A door at this level leads to a large railed sun terrace which takes full advantage of its wonderfully sunny south/west orientation.

The sale of Straide House offers the discerning purchaser an outstanding opportunity to acquire a hugely impressive detached residence on one of Dublin’s premier residential roads, within a short stroll of an extensive choice of amenities including an excellent choice of restaurants, boutiques and food emporiums in Donnybrook and Ballsbridge.

Also within easy reach are many of Dublin’s premier schools such as St. Michaels’ College, The Teresians, Muckross Park, Gonzaga College etc. An excellent choice of sports clubs are also close by including Riverview, Fitzwilliam and Donnybrook Tennis Clubs, Merrion Cricket club and Leinster Rugby headquarters in the RDS. The Aviva rugby & football stadium is within a 15 minute walk. The property also benefits from being within 15 minute drive of Dublin Airport via the Port Tunnel.


Security gates provide vehicular access to the large front garden with its generous paved off street parking apron providing secure parking for 4/5 cars. A pedestrian side entrance leads to a most attractive and wonderfully sunny, south west facing back garden 60 ft. x 60 ft. (approx.) with its attractive curved brick wall and generous patio. A path leads from the patio to a large garden shed with feature curved brick and clay tiled pitched roof.


  • Entrance Porch (Tiled entrance porch with double doors leading to:)
  • Magnificent Entrance Hall (Generous atrium double height entrance hall with feature timber floor, ceiling coving, velux window, recessed lights and sweeping stair case. Access to cloak closet and separate guest WC and door to underground purpose built wine cellar.)
  • Drawing Room (Featuring an attractive Adam’s style marble fireplace, ornate ceiling coving, timber floor, large window overlooking the back garden and pillared arch leading to)
  • Dining Room (With matching timber floor and patio doors to back garden)
  • Living Room (This is a good sized room with windows to the front and side incorporates timber floor and ceiling coving)
  • Kitchen (Fitted with an array of wall and floor units, Leisure Range Master 110, extractor fan and Miele dishwasher and door to)
  • Back Kitchen/Utility Room (Fitted with an array of eye and floor units, plumbed for washing machine and dryer, Belfast sink, tiled splash back, De Dietrich electric hob, extractor fan and door to back garden)
  • Breakfast Room (With timber floor, ceiling coving, recessed lights and matching full height double doors providing access to the cosy)
  • Family Room (Dual aspect reception room with ceiling coving, timber floor and patio doors to the rear garden)
  • Master Suite (This very spacious master suite overlooks the sunny back garden and features an attractive cast iron fireplace, large walk in dressing room, ceiling coving, recessed lights and patio door leading to the sunny railed balcony)
  • Dressing Room En-Suite (Walk in dressing room fitted with built in wardrobes, shelving and presses)
  • Shower Room En-Suite (Double shower, WC, wash hand basin, tiled floor and partly tiled walls)
  • Family Bathroom (Cast iron bath with telephone shower, WC, wash hand basin, bidet and recessed lights)
  • Bedroom 2 (Spacious dual aspect double bedroom to the front with picture rail and built in study)
  • Bedroom 3 (Double bedroom to the front with picture rail and wooden floor)
  • Bedroom 4 (Spacious double bedroom with picture rail, wooden floor and built in study)
  • Shower room (with WC, wash hand basin and shower)
  • Bedroom 5 (Bright and spacious dual aspect double bedroom overlooking the back garden with picture rail)
  • Sun terrace (6m x 6m) (Large railed sundrenched terrace accessed off the top floor landing)
  • Computer Room/Study (Offering excellent storage, velux window and wooden floor)
  • Bedroom 6 (Single bedroom with Velux window, fully floored)
  • Home office/study (with door to sun terrace, window to front and access to Store Room)
  • Outside (Accessed through electronic security gates is the large front garden with its generous paved off street parking apron providing secure parking for 3/4 cars. A pedestrian side entrance leads to a most attractive and wonderfully sunny south west facing back garden 60 ft. x 60 ft. (approx.) with its attractive curved brick wall and generous patio. A brick path leads to a good sized brick garden shed.)

BER Information

  • Rating: BER E2
  • Number: 109049783
  • Energy Performance Indicator: 352.88 kWh/m2/yr

About the Area

Ballsbridge is a highly desirable Dublin suburb that extends northwards towards the Grand Canal, southwards towards Donnybrook, and westwards to encompass the area around Pembroke Road, Clyde Road, Elgin Road, and Herbert Park. The bulk of Dublin's embassies and many diplomatic residences are located in the southern part of Ballsbridge on and around Ailesbury Road. The RDS has its grounds here, and the Lansdowne Road headquarters of the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) is on the boundary between Ballsbridge and Irishtown. The corporate headquarters of Allied Irish Banks (AIB) are also located in Ballsbridge.

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