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€1,850,000

11 Foxes Covert, Mount Juliet Estate, CO.KILKE, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

5 beds 5 baths Energy RatingDetached House Refreshed on Sep 25, 2020
Hooke & MacDonald
Hooke & MacDonald
Tel: 01 631 8402
PSRA Licence No. 001651
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Five bedroom residence in Mount Juliet EstateSuperbly designed with numerous outstanding features in the Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie style, it extends to 5,084 sq.ft. (472.29 sq.m.) comprising entrance hall, livingroom, diningroom, kitchen, utility room, conservatory, study/playroom, cloakroom/ guest wc; Upstairs: bathroom, master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite, 4 more double bedrooms, two with ensuite. Detached double garage with wc and whb off it. Extensive private gardens, barbecue terrace, jacuzzi pool. Gas fired central heating.John Meagher of de Blacam and Meagher Architects states: “We were given a blank canvas by a long-standing, who was and is involved in a number of golf resorts, to design a family holiday home for his use and that of his family. The house was to be unique, and suitable for entertaining guests.The site lent itself to a type of early “Prairie Style” of the famous American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, and which had Victorian elements and details.It was quite common for Major Eighteenth Century Estate Houses to later build additional houses as required by the main house, these were in the Victorian style, being built in the late 18th and 19th centuries.Notable details of this Mount Juliet house are the prominent pitched roofs and overhanging eaves, large high windows and a simple layout for the floor plans. The interiors are primarily finished in oak for the floors, doors, and panelling, etc.It remains one of my favourite houses that I have designed, is timeless, will age well and grow old gracefully.”Mount Juliet Estate This property is situated in a very good position directly beside the 5th fairway on the Mount Juliet Estate, Ireland’s leading country estate, which is home to the Irish Open Golf Tournament. Mount Juliet Estate is located approximately 20 minutes from Kilkenny, 30 minutes from Waterford and just over one hour from Dublin.Mount Juliet Manor House is an architectural gem which pays tribute to eighteenth century craftsmanship while the Estate is steeped in history dating back to the 15th century.The Manor House is home to the Lady Helen Restaurant which has been awarded a prestigious Michelin star. The hotel has been voted the AA Irish Hotel of the Year 2020.The Estate is a golfers’ paradise with the world renowned Jack Nicklaus Signature 18-hole golf course and newly developed Clubhouse. Many of the world’s top golf events have been held at Mount Juliet over recent decades.The Estate offers a range of activities including an Equestrian Centre which offers tuition, trail riding, and cross country, an archery range, salmon and trout fishing on the River Nore which runs through the Estate, falconry demonstrations and a Health Club with a 15 metre heated swimming pool and treatment suites.Just five minutes’ walk from the Manor house, is the newly developed Hunter’s Yard, a tranquil hideaway adjacent to the golf course and featuring The Hound restaurant. Beside it is the new Clubhouse containing the golf shop and Jack’s Bar.A Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style GemThe famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright developed a unique vocabulary of space, style, form and pattern that represented a dramatic shift in design from the traditional houses of the day. Characterised by horizontal lines and masses, the Prairie buildings that emerged in the first decade of the twentieth century evoke the expansive Midwestern landscape.The buildings reflect an all-encompassing philosophy that Wright termed “Organic Architecture”, suited to its environment and a product of its place purpose and time. First developed in 1894, when Wright was establishing his practice in Chicago, this philosophy of design informed his entire .No.11 Foxes Covert, designed by award-winning Irish architects de Blacam & Meagher, epitomises the spirit and ethos of the Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie style. Its setting and surroundings are perfect in giving full expression to its architectural excellence.On view by appointment with Hooke & MacDonald, tel 01 6318 402 or mobile 086 2563851.

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