Ryan Tubridy nets €200k profit from sale of South Dublin home
RTE presenter reaps reward from rising residential market
RTE presenter Ryan Tubridy has offloaded his opulent period home on Dublin's south side for €1.315m, pocketing a profit of approximately €200,000 on the price he paid for it in 2013.
While the sale of the Late Late Show host's Victorian end-of-terrace house on Brighton Avenue in the salubrious seaside suburb of Monkstown is understood to have gone through a number of months ago, the exact price paid by its new owners has yet to be publicly recorded on the Property Price Register.
The ease with which Montrose's highest-paid presenter managed to dispose of the 2,600 sq ft, three-bed pile isn't surprising given its location and the standard of its accommodation.
Indeed, when Mr Tubridy bought the lovingly-restored property in November 2013, he did so within a month of it coming on the market.
The broadcaster whose earnings from TV and radio came in at €495,000 in 2014 according to official figures recently released by RTE, acquired the house post-auction for €1.15m from its then owner, Amanda Pratt of the Avoca Handweavers dynasty.
Explaining his decision to sell his Brighton Avenue home less than two years after taking up residence there, the RTE stalwart told the Irish Times property supplement that it was simply too big for him.
"Not long after I went in I realised it was bigger than I needed, it was too much. I need something cosier. This house is suited to a growing family," he said.
The house had been a home to both Mr Tubridy and his former girlfriend, Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain, prior to their decision to go their separate ways in December 2014. Ms Ni Shuilleabhain went on to purchase a new home for herself last January in Inchicore, close to Dublin city centre.
At the time of it being put up for sale last autumn, there was little or no evidence of a feminine touch at Mr Tubridy's house, judging by the description of its décor in the Irish Times. It noted that little had changed inside the house since Mr Tubridy had bought it, but said that the broadcaster's "love of books and all things 1960s" were in evidence "from the Jackie O picture over the fireplace and a framed image of Dean Martin and the Beatles Abbey Road album cover".
Describing it as a house where buyers might see value, the article noted it had previously sold for €2.5m, before selling again in 2008 for €1.9m.