This large Palladian house is one of the finest examples anywhere in Ireland. Its famous architect was responsible for many famous buildings including Leinster House and Carton House.
This house was derelict and hadn’t been lived in for approximately 20 years. An extensive restoration project began which started with the repairs of the roofs of all the outbuildings. Luckily a lot of the roof structure was good on the main house with only sections being replaced.
All new heating, plumbing and electrical had to be installed throughout. Extensive plasterwork internally and externally had to be done. All new joinery includes fixing up some windows and replacing others. All internal joinery was very labour intensive.
Lead valleys and slates were all newly constructed and the house was newly painted from top to bottom.
The project was awarded best restoration of a private dwelling in 2002 by An Taisce.