The construction of Number 10 has a unique history. Originally the building was designed to back up to a large body of water, only until plans were changed by James Butler, the 1st Duke of Ormonde (1610-1688), in 1674. The building was named after the Duke, who intervened and persuaded the developer to build facing the river.
The house was later built until 1745 when Robert Rochfort, later 1st Earl of Belvedere, commissioned the design from the German architect Richard Cassels, also known as Richard Castle. Cassels was responsible for some of the largest houses in Ireland including Russborough (1742-1755), County Wicklow, and Carton (1739-1745), County Kildare.
This magnificently furnished Georgian House is privately owned but available to parties, receptions and meetings alike. Number 10 has been perfect for corporate dinners, parties, weddings, art exhibitions and as a location for photo shoots. Take a video house tour of this spectacular location on their website.