Great stuff alexaia - thanks for posting. What a place! What's interesting about Victorian piles like this is the sheer scale of the places. Whereas Georgian mansions accommodated a small amount of large rooms, Victorian houses featured a large amount of small rooms! - in many ways the precurser of the modern-day detached house with its myriad ill-proportioned boxy rooms. Woodlawn is just unbeliveably large - as if built just for the sake of holding as many rooms as possible! It seems even the ancillary buildings far outstrip the grandeur of the house.
The extent to which the house is mass-produced is wonderful - a monument to the pattern books and off-the-shelf products of the Victorian age. This extraordinary image says it all
Interesting that Georgian sashes were used to the rear as late as 1885 - nice little cost-cutting measure. Plate glass may still have been quite expensive in rural/western areas. The plate sashes to the front are also quite small. I love this little addition to the rear
What bizarre proportions to the portico columns too!
The interior in many ways is reminiscent of the great neoclassical mansions of America from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This hallway could be taken straight out of the house in Jumanji
Some very strange design concepts going on there...
Surely this would cost at least €3 million to restore?