Modern mansion near Skerries
Milverton Hall near Skerries, Co Dublin, was an Italianate mansion built in the 1880s for the Woods family. The house is long gone, but the cost of building it, according to the Dictionary of Irish Architects, was £14,194.
Depending on what conversion method you use, that sum would be worth about €1.5m in today's money. It's a princely sum, but it wouldn't buy you a three-storey Italianate mansion in Milverton today.
It would buy you Hattonwood - a mansion in the modern style at Shady Lane in Milverton - and it would leave you with a nice bit of change.
Built in 2009, Hattonwood is on a half-acre of grounds close to one of the gate lodges for Milverton Hall, and about two kilometres from Skerries village itself.
It has four bedrooms on the first floor and two have en-suites. The master bedroom en-suite has a free-standing bath and a waterfall shower, the other en-suite is a wet room.
If necessary, one of the reception rooms downstairs could also be pressed into service as a guest bedroom. It's a dining room at present, with a wood floor and a fireplace, and there's an en-suite shower room off it.
There are two other reception rooms as well, both with fireplaces. One is a dual-aspect lounge and the other is a living room with French doors to the garden.
The kitchen measures over 30ft by 20ft and has handmade cabinets with granite countertops, a centre island with a breakfast bar, and French doors to a limestone patio outside.
There's underfloor heating and a heat recovery system, along with solar panels. The house has an energy efficiency rating of B2.
The gardens are mostly in lawn, with a gravel driveway, and the whole neighbourhood is populated by mature trees.
The agent is REA Cumisky (01) 841 3000 and the asking price is €1,175,000.