In honor of St. Patrick’s day, let’s have a look at a grand private residence in Ireland designed by among the leading architects of the 18th and 19th centuries. Designed by the Englishman James Gandon (the architect behind Dublin’s Custom House), Emsworth, as the estate is called, was built in 1792 and is situated on 17 manicured acres in the affluent coastal town of Malahide on the northside of Dublin.
The neoclassical property, which recently underwent a whole restoration, comprises an elegant main house with 3 formal reception rooms, 3 ensuite bedrooms, and a cinema room; an adjoining wine cellar; a 2-bedroom coach house that could be useful for guests or staff; and a cottage with a completely equipped gymnasium, to name just some of its many impressive offerings.
The interiors, which measure 5, 543 square feet, are marked by beautifully restored original molding, trim, and paneling, while updates like new parquet floors and vibrant paint jobs keeps the home feeling fresh.
Outside, the lands are breathtaking. Leading up to the primary residence is really a long, tiered water fountain lined with topiaries, and in the trunk is a lovely swimming pool—one of the initial ever built-in Ireland! —with terrace and a pool house. Multiple walled gardens, orchards, and lawns are spread over the lush grounds, which are completed by way of a tennis court, soccer and rugby field, equestrian facilities, and a pond. Anybody looking for an Irish country house, seek out the Emsworth, offered at €7. 5 mil, or dollar 9. 2 million.
Thanks to Christie’s Worldwide Real Estate