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1.Many Corkonians will recall pushing past the superb stained glass front door of the ’old’ Arbutus, for gastronomic treats and cocktails within. Now, whoever comes through, will be responsible for their own menu and fare
2 Georgian grace, and proportions, make a hall so much more than a mere passageway to rooms beyond, and Arbutus Lodge still has the handiwork of skilled craftsmen, ornate plasterers, and carpenters
3 There’s a lovely sense of proportion when working with high ceilinged rooms like this, and the chimneypiece reflects that upward ambition of Cork’s old merchant classes
4 Original period detailing has been reworked here, without being ‘over-restored.’ The selling agents Savills say Arbutus Lodge has had over €1m spent on its physical fabric over the past ten or twelve years
5 A robust set of stairs, in hardwood and pitch pinebarley twist spindles, is as graceful as the ornate stained glass panels on its carpeted turn. It’s a great space, between great levels of accommodations, all ready for displaying large artworks, as the ‘old’ Arbutus Lodge so famously did
6 A rose, by any other name?