One of Europe’s most well-endowed countries, Ireland seems to be in the middle of a real estate crisis which has been reeling since the recessionary years recently. After the Walford Mansion, took a 75% discount in its price for getting sold last year, but it still the most expensive house sold in Ireland, it’s now the turn of the Winterwood mansion to go along a similar path. The Limerick based 3-storeyed home which was originally listed for €11.9 million ($15.7 million) in 2008, finally exchanged hands for €1.9 million ($2.50 million) recently. Known for having the largest privately commissioned chandelier in the area, this property once ranked as one of the most expensive in Ireland.
Compared to its huge price cut, the new buyer of this property will have plenty to boast of in terms of luxurious features. Along with landscaped gardens covering 2.8 acres of space, the mansion itself has 3 storeys based over 16,500 sq ft of space, amongst which the atrium hallway steals the show for the elaborate chandelier that lightens the area. In terms of accommodation amenities, the place has 8 bedrooms with 8 bathrooms, 5 reception rooms, sauna, Jacuzzi, library, gymnasium, multiple drawing rooms, and a complementary membership Adare Golf Club, for those who like to tee-off during their free time. But what remains the primary attraction to the property is immensely private setting, as well as the local ambiance which is by far free from the maddening rush of metropolitan cities. The décor and styling of this classic Irish mansion, along with these other features could have been one of the reasons why the new buyer spent his/her cash on this place.
We have also been told that this mansion has never been lived in before. Ever since 2008, when it was first listed for sale, it remains vacant so the buyer actually got a new place altogether. However, till date it was under the ownership of US based businessman Tom Kane, before it finally exchanged hands.