Palmerston Road, Rathmines, Dublin
This Victorian period house with a famous address was once home to the privileged and few in number. These well sought after houses are part of the history of Dublin, when the industrialised production of stone, brick, glass, and slate, provided builders and architects with an increasingly varied choice of materials that are characteristic of these types of Victorian buildings.
However, many houses in fact continued to be designed in a style that changed little from the Regency period, with simple rendered facades and vertical proportions to door and window opes. Gothic forms, where used, tended to be somewhat watered down and Gothic details were often confined to pointed arch doorways, and to a lesser extent windows.
This allowed houses to be designed with greater flamboyance, often with renaissance inspired decorative work around the entrance porches, windows, cornices, and chimneys. As large panes of glass became available at affordable prices, small pane “Georgian style“ windows gave way to sashes glazed with single panes of glass. The long tradition of ornamental fanlights declined owing to a change of taste towrds plain glazed fanlights.
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