Entrance Hall and Staircase

Six columns of Connemara marble, with Ionic capitals and pedestals as well as respondent pilasters of Portland stone, support the coffered ceiling of the Entrance Hall. The focal point here is the chimney piece of carved and inlaid marble, probably a 19th century copy of an original, though the plaque may date from the 18th century. The mouldings over the doorways to the left and right of the hall are well executed with open-topped segmental pediments. The doors are of veneered mahogany on the hall side and of oak on the other.

tour_pic1.jpg - The Entrance Hall and Staircase 

The classical motif continues at the Staircase to the rear of the hall. Corinthian pilasters rise from first-floor level to a strongly projecting cornice. San Domingo mahogany is used for the Staircase on which the wrought iron balusters were made to correspond exactly with those on the staircase of Iveagh House, formerly the Earls of Iveaghs' city mansion.