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Irish Georgian Architecture

Updated: Nov 29, 2018

At the heart of my work is a passion for Classicism; the exquisite symmetry, restrained lines and harmonic proportions based on the architecture style originating in ancient Rome. My favorite iteration is Irish Georgian, I love its unique formality juxtaposed with the rugged beauty of Ireland’s natural landscape.

On my recent visit touring Ireland’s finest examples of Irish Georgian architecture with the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) I fell in love with it all over again. Townhouses in Dublin like Stephen’s Green Club with its legendary hand-carved plaster ceiling by the Lafranchini Brothers, Castletown, the country house that started it all in 1772, and the unforgettable Townley Hall which is considered to be one of the most perfect examples of neo-classical architecture in Ireland.

Timeless approaches and elements like domed ceilings, elegant staircases and dramatic doorways are show stopping backdrops for pale chalky color, unique wrought iron design and perfectly proportioned pediments. Combined with other favorite elements like Doric columns, classic chandeliers and lanterns, these inspire me with their restrained beauty and become defining features of my work.

Ballyfin -

Castletown House -

Townley Hall -

Institute of Classical Architecture & Arts -

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