Ambassador Binns’ New House

The Guardian reported earlier this week Binns moving to new Dublin home as ambassadorial residence sold and identified the new residence as being at 22 Oakley Road, Dublin.

Back in April 2008, the Irish Times reported Record price for Oakley Road on the property, writing, in part:

If Sherry FitzGerald gets the asking price of EUR12 million for 22 Oakley Road it will be a record for a family house in Ranelagh but then this is a jaw-droppingly impressive property.
It’s been worked on for the past year by owners who intended living there as their family home, so everything is done to the highest specifications — from the underfloor heating throughout downstairs to the solar panels on the roof — and all with cool, sophisticated and expensive good taste.

The Times also reported on the new ambassadorial housing: If you can’t sell, swap: how the rich do it. They included a photo of the property, which looks suitably grand.