WITH CHARACTER, CHARM and timeless decor, it’s easy to understand why Georgian-style houses remain popular.
This week we’re looking at four Georgian-style properties around the country, from modern homes that take inspiration from this influential architectural period, to period homes with original features.
Located in the seaside village of Blackrock, Co Louth, 12 Village Green is a beautiful five-bed property. Measuring 3,550 sq ft, the redbrick Georgian-inspired home features a luxurious interior with multiple large living areas, landscaped gardens and a spacious gated driveway.
Features include marble flooring, marble worktops in the kitchen, wood flooring and a light-filled sunroom. The second floor accommodation is ideal for those who are working from home, with an office, bathroom and separate games room here.
Positioned on 3.5 acres of beautiful grounds in the Wexford countryside, this five-bed home is well suited to anyone with a green thumb. The grounds include a sweeping driveway, manicured hedging and a large sun terrace, while there’s also the option of a further 0.75 acres with sheds, yards, stables and workshops.
The property itself is elegantly designed inside too, and features a bright and spacious kitchen with granite countertops, a large centre island, a solid fuel stove and sliding doors to the south-facing patio. Craanford town is less than a five minute drive away, while Gorey can be reached in 10 minutes.
Dating back to the early 19th century, this six-bedroom property was originally built as a rectory for the Church of Ireland. The current owners acquired the property in the 1950s, and have transformed it into a charming residence with plenty of character.
Located on 1.63 acres, there’s a walled garden to the front of the property and beautiful gardens with mature trees to the rear. The house measures 3,767 sq ft, including self-contained accommodation with two bedrooms at garden level. There’s no shortage of fine features throughout, including square parquet flooring, sash windows and feature fireplaces.
With 12 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 9,396 sq m of accommodation and 24 acres of grounds, space will never be an issue at Tinvane House. Built in 1710 by the Earl of Bessborough, the house is packed with character and charm yet also benefits from careful restorations which were carried out in 2000 and 2007.
Located on an elevated site overlooking Lingaun River, the grounds comprise formal gardens, rolling lawns, fertile pasture and a 5,000 sq ft barn. The accommodation spans four storeys over basement, and operated in previous years as a B&B. There are numerous Georgian features throughout, including panelled doors, pitch pine floors and sash windows.