It is rare to get a peek inside government homes — The New York Times featured the U.S. Ambassador's Mansion in Dublin, Ireland. Built in 1776 and the ambassador's residence since 1949, the Georgian mansion in Dublin's Phoenix Park was recently restored by the former ambassador, Thomas C. Foley of Connecticut...
Though public functions and diplomacy dictate the historically-accurate formal restoration, there are interesting features that make this home unique — Ambassador Foley installed the large-scale work from New York artist Sol De Witt in the grand entryway.
Check out the story: In Dublin, an Ambassador's Mansion Gets a Makeover.
(Images: Derek Speirs)