It may have only been built in 2007 but this home on 40ac has a real Georgian feel
There are purists in every discipline, be it music, language, hurling or architecture. It is hard to satisfy them and I often wonder are they truly happy? I think soul is more important than purity in any discipline.
I visited a lovely house with plenty of soul last week. Located at Kilskyre, 3kms from Kells in Co Meath, it was built in 2007 on the site of a much older house and built to a design with Georgian influences.
The finished product is solid on the outside and inside there's a graceful mix of the old and the modern.
Sitting on 40ac of land, the place has been used to rear sport horses and is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €825,000.
The house is reached by a curved driveway and surrounded by lovely old trees.
The doorway is Georgian in design complete with fanlight. It opens to a spacious hallway and a lovely wooden staircase. To the left is an intimate dining room with open fireplace and decorative coving plasterwork lit by two tall windows.
To the right is the drawing room, another bright room with marble fireplace, ornate cornicing and dual aspect on to the lawns, with French doors leading on to a patio.
The kitchen area is open plan including a dining space and a comfortable living-room space and French doors leading out to the patio at the back. The patio area runs around two sides of the house, creating a terrace effect.