Well done to Lotts Architecture on winning the Irish Georgian Society Conservation Award 2022 for Riverstown House in Co. Kildare.
We are proud to have worked on all the windows in several phases between 2018 and 2020.
Riverstown House is a 9-bay 2-storey farmhouse that was built circa 1740 as the service house to another property that is no longer standing.
It is wonderful to see a property that was empty for a time, being brought back to life with such excellence.
Riverstown House, Kildare
The Irish Times noted:
“Located on the river Barrow’s eastern bank, Riverstown is an intriguing house, probably the service block of a much grander mansion dating from the 1740s that was abandoned after being attacked during the 1798 rebellion and demolished not long afterwards. The surviving outbuilding was then adapted and embellished to serve as a replacement house for the one that was lost.”
It was sold at auction in 2016 to the current owners who have lovingly and carefully restored it to a family home.
“Square-headed window openings. Stone sills. Continuous sill course to first floor. 1/1, 2/2, 3/3 and 6/6 timber sash windows. Series of round-headed openings to ground floor (including door opening). Timber panelled double doors. Spoked fanlights to all round-headed openings.”
Many had been replaced with PVC in the 1950s, so Timeless Sash Windows were tasked to restore to their original condition.
To read more about the project and the team involved, see here:
The IGS Conservation Awards took a 2-year hiatus during Covid years, but are back in 2022.
The previous winner in 2019 was 3 Henrietta Street by Ian Lumley and Pat Wigglesworth together with Kelly & Cogan Architects, where we are also delighted to have refurbished all the windows, shutters and surrounds to full working order.