UK couple’s dream project transforms ‘stately ruin’ in Wicklow – Irish Times

The online version of an Irish newspaper has a piece about a home in the Irish countryside. The owners are an English dentist and his wife. They bought the place in 2008. The house had been built in 1820 and was in disrepair. They hired an architect and rebuilt the house using 19th century designs, but with modern amenities. They had children at the time who have since grown up. The house is for sale. There are several photos of the interior and exterior.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mel and Simon Carlyle bought the house built in 1820.
  • The 5,769sq ft house was purchased for €450,000 in 2008 and is on the market today for €1.75 million.
  • The house has been completely remodeled and updated but kept it 19th century style.

“The very large country-style kitchen has a limed oak floor (as in most of the rooms in the house), a large marble-topped island unit, an electric Aga and a large timber sink unit from Victorian Salvage in Dublin.”

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/new-to-market/uk-couple-s-dream-project-transforms-stately-ruin-in-wicklow-1.3108402

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