From 1909 Mr L.C. Money defined the upper middle class as those earning more than £700. From the 1901 Census, for instance, we learn that the residents of Temple Road, Rathmines, were at the upper end of the social scale. Five were members of the higher professions, six were proprietors of large businesses, such as George Jacob, the biscuit manufacturer, and five widows and two single ladies had independent means. All the households employed servants, with eleven having two, two houses having three and three households, four: two employed a male servant, which was considered a status symbol. Louie Bennett said of Temple Road in the 1880's, it “was the refuge of highly respectable business people, anxious to escape from the social zone allotted to the world of trade and commerce” and of the people “we wore good manners all the time”
This undoubtedly is one of Dublin's finest landmark homes. Located on Temple Road, one of Dublin's most sought after residential addresses: this is a spectacular detached family home. No superlatives can do justice to the scale of presentation, comfort, superb interior design and exacting attention to detail evident in this very special property.
Built c.1942 transformed and extended with immense flair and taste, this is a showcase to craftsmanship and taste at its best. Standing on a prominent corner site on Temple Road, a superb range of Dublin's best senior and junior schools are within easy reach. Mount Anville, Muckross, Alexandra, Gonzaga, St. Mary's, St. Michael's, Kildare Place, Sandford National, Ranelagh Multi Denominational to name but a few. Universities are also nearby with UCD and Trinity almost equidistant to the property, as are many sports clubs, Riverview, Mil ...