Winterwood

A Limerick mansion, once the most expensive house placed on the Irish property market, sold on Friday for €10 million less than its original asking price.

In 2008, the three-story Winterwood, built for property developer Robert Butler, was for sale at €12 million. On Friday, the 16,500sq ft mansion was sold for €1.9 million, according to the Irish Times.

The property is one of 19 homes built on the grounds of Adare Manor, owned by US millionaire businessman Tom Kane, and has never been lived in. The mansion and its neighboring properties border the famous golf club that is home to the JP McManus invitational Pro-Am golfing tournament.

The property’s portfolio describes Winterwood as “a stunning property in an enclave of exceptional homes in an amenity-rich private setting.

“Winterwood lets you become part of an exclusive community offering a lifestyle of casual elegance, simple pleasures and world-class amenities. Your home’s landscaped gardens will blend with the estate’s 840 acres of stunning parkland and woodland, giving you a real sense of belonging to something peaceful and unique.”

Winterwood boasts eight bedrooms, five reception rooms, eight bathrooms, a sauna, jacuzzi, library, gym, drawing rooms, 2.8 acres of landscape gardens, and membership of the Adare Golf Club.

The identity of the buyer is unknown.