AS the city property markets revive in earnest, we asked the estate agencies who specialise in top end homes to come up with their list of the ten most exclusive Irish addresses bar none and to rank them in order of desirability.
In their task they took into consideration values, home size and quality and the strength of competition and demand in a reheating market.
All but one of our golden streets are in south side Dublin and the price of owning a set of front door keys will set you back between €3m and €15m and rising.
10th Place - Kerrymount Avenue
Kerrymount Avenue in Foxrock, Dublin 18 was home to Samuel Beckett and today it's the preferred trophy home location for developers.
"Cnocard " at Kerrymount Avenue, Foxrock
9th Place - Ceanchor Road
The poshest street on Dublin's northside and the only north Dublin stretch to appear in the top 10 is Ceanchor Road in Howth.
"Ballintoy" on Ceanchor Road in Howth
8th Place - Avoca Avenue
Present and past residents have included Marlborough Recruitment founder and close Bertie Ahern associate David McKenna.
7th Place - Cross Avenue Blackrock
Cross Avenue only just pipped Avoca to 7th place – only one point behind – and chosen in the top 10 of two of our three top end property experts.
6th Place - Coliemore Road Dalkey
The house (see main picture), which has a large fairytale tower as its focal design point was offered for sale at auction in 2001 by the Lenehan hardware dynasty but failed to sell.
Victoria House, one of Ireland’s best homes is located on Coliemore Road which ranks as Ireland’s 6th most exclusive address
5th Place - Park Avenue Sandymount
Unlike many other streets which appear in Ireland's most exclusive top 10, Park Avenue's homes come to market steadily with almost 30 changing hands in the last four years.
4th Place - Temple Gardens
The first placing in our top 10 streets from Dublin 6 comes with Temple Gardens in Rathmines, a small and extraordinarily exclusive road of less than 23, mainly Victorian and Edwardian red-brick homes.
3rd Place - Temple Road
Running between Dartry Road and Richmond Avenue, today the road includes the residences of both the Brazilian and Nigerian ambassadors.
2nd Place - Ailesbury Road
Ailesbury Road, contains very substantial Victorian and Edwardian homes as well as some more recent additions and includes embassies from China, Pakistan, Poland, Lithuania and Switzerland as well as the homes of ambassadors from France, Hungary, Pakistan, Russia, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium and Norway.
Coolbawn, on Dublin’s Ailesbury Road
Number 1 - Shrewsbury Road
Ireland's most exclusive Street bar none runs from Merrion Road to Ailesbury Road and contains just 23 residences.
Walford on Shrewsbury Road