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Residence de France

Photo: Nicolas Nouelle

Residence de France

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Saturday 13 October, 11.00am – 5.00pm

Built in the early 19th Century on the instruction of owner George Bustard, the Residence was purchased by the French Government in 1930 to host the French Ambassador and his family in Ireland. Formerly known as Mytilene, with a granite balustrade and wide steps leading to the pillared front entrance. The house is clad in white bricks with contrasting elements in black brick, wrapped by an ornamental rosette frieze beneath the parapet.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. Photography is not allowed on this tour.

Designed by: Alfred Gresham Jones
Building Date: 1885
Location: 53 Ailesbury Road, Dublin 4

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