The Provost's House dates from the 1760s and was built for Provost Andrews of Trinity College. It has a Palladian design with a central Venetian window and doric pilasters and is similar to that built by Lord Burlington in London in the 1830s. It is a solid Palladian design with a central Venetian window and doric pilasters. But it is the inside which makes it one of the most important buildings in Dublin - it is one of the most elaborately decorated houses of its period.
The Provost is the head of Trinity College. Originally the position was held until death with the next incumbent being elected by the fellows of the college. In the past many Provosts assumed prominence in the affairs of the city outside of the college's walls.
It lies at the north end of Grafton Street near the corner with Nassau Street.