Re: Re: Palmerston Park (Grianblah)

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The house is in the Arts and Crafts style and was (reputedly) designed by Manning Robertson, a distinguished town planner and architect who was one of the leading lights in Irish Architecture in the 20’s and 30’s and wrote several books on architecture and many articles in the journals of the time. He trained in London in the same practice as Lutyens.

The house was bought for just under 8million at auction. The planning application is accompanied by an architectural conservation report which suggests that the house has no architectural merit and is in such poor repair as to make its preservation impractical.

I visited it when it was being shown prior to auction and thought it very beautiful and well kept and it seemed to me to have a lot of architectural merit.

Money does not always equate with taste I suppose?

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