Dromdiah, County Cork featured here almost three years ago (see The Age of Austerity, September 7th 2015). Dating from the early 1830s, the house adheres so severely to the Greek Revival style that it might have been designed by the likes of Schinkel or von Klenze. That seems to have been its downfall, since the building was prone to damp – and a high, exposed position also left it exposed to winds. Ultimately Dromdiah was unroofed around 1944 and permitted to fall into ruin. However, the property has recently been sold and there are ambitious plans to restore it as a private residence. Already large amounts of clearance on the site have taken place, as can be seen in these pictures showing an oeil-de-boeuf window – previously impossible to see in the undergrowth – set into the basement wall of the south wing.

5 comments on “Resurrection

  1. Patricia Cleveland-Peck says:

    At last some good news!

  2. Michael Thompson says:

    Splendid. It is a wonderful house. There were still survivals of stucco when last I visited.

  3. Marti B. Sullivan says:

    Who wouldn’t want a Schinkel house?!? More pictures, please…

  4. Great to hear of something positive. I agree with Marti B. Sullivan – ‘Who wouldn’t want a Schinkel house?’. Best wishes to all involved in the restoration.

  5. crissouli says:

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    Thank you, Chris

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