House Hunting in … Ireland

Clonageera House is a nine-bedroom Georgian manor house, built around 1803 in Durrow, County Laois. It’s on the market for $1.7 million (1.35 million euros.)

By VIRGINIA C. McGUIRE

This nine-bedroom Georgian home was built about 200 years ago on the outskirts of the village of Durrow in County Laois. The entrance is flanked by Doric columns, and the black-painted window shutters are original to the house. The front hall serves as a reception room with peach-colored walls, timber floors, and a white marble fireplace. To the right, a small sitting room at the front of the house has a wide doorway leading to the living room, which has butter-yellow walls and windows overlooking the garden. To the left of the front hall, there is a study and a dining room with a black marble fireplace and dark green wallpaper. The house’s spacious main kitchen is in the walk-out basement, a common feature of that period; it has a flagstone floor, a pantry, and a cream-colored Aga stove set into the old cooking hearth. There is a smaller kitchen on the first floor behind the dining room, which is used for serving larger meals for guests.

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