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Thursday 26 March, 2015

Making the fairytale come true for your family home

We spoke to David Leahy about fulfilling his dream of a home for the ages in his native Co Limerick.

Thursday 19 March, 2015

How to slip a house into a 2.3-metre wide corridor

This is an incredibly clever extension.

Thursday 12 March, 2015

How to wake up a tired old semi-d for modern family life

A rundown home in Shankill, Dublin finds it mojo (and some light and space).

Thursday 5 March, 2015

Mixing the modern with the historical is a perfect combination

This 19th century home didn’t need a pastiche of the past – so a renovating architect looked to its future.

Thursday 26 February, 2015

Studio of light an awe-inspiring surprise in red-bricked Ranelagh

There are some serious conversation-starters behind the door of the Dublin home architect Ciarán Coy designed for himself.

Thursday 19 February, 2015

How an amazing retrofit improved this Irish home's energy rating by 90%

This Dublin semi-d became the first certified ‘passive’ retrofit home here.

Thursday 12 February, 2015

Mirror mirror on the... exterior wall of your house

A trend for – very literally – mirroring the landscape surrounding a building is gaining international traction.

A marriage of history and art under one roof in the Burren

This incredible classically-proportioned home commands its spot in a wild landscape – and provides refuge for its owners.

Thursday 5 February, 2015

A walk-in wardrobe? Yes, it’s an achievable dream

Gotta love those Ikea Pax door/drawer combos.

Thursday 29 January, 2015

The shopping centre that houses unexpected apartments

You might find inspiration in how these small spaces can fulfill several functions.

This Leeside home brings high drama to the hill

Georgian mansion in Sunday’s Well has magnificent views of Cork city.

Thursday 22 January, 2015

Space saver: How to make fitted storage work for your home

This compact cottage manages to be functional and beautiful all at once.

Limerick country idyll is a luxurious slice of history

The extras have it: secret gardens, pleasure paths, swimming pool, tennis court, croquet lawn, stables – you certainly won’t be bored.

Thursday 15 January, 2015

Fancy living in the world's first underwater city?

The designers believe it will be sustainable and not affected by hurricanes or earthquakes.

Good mews: from laneway garage to a gorgeous city pad

Mews properties are a typical feature of city living – and this clever design makes the absolute best of their limited floor area.

Sunday 21 December, 2014

Are you coming back to Ireland for good? You'll need a job then

Some tips to help get you back to work as soon as possible.

Thursday 11 December, 2014

Spectacular saunas that make us want to take our clothes off

Stunning curves, letting it all hang out – some of the features that makes these architectural gems shine.

Trying to work with an older extension - how one architect solved the problem

A Wexford couple wanted a bigger kitchen – they got a whole new feel to their home into the bargain.

Thursday 4 December, 2014

The hotel that acts as a wind instrument

A lakeside location and an Aeolian harp inspires this meditative space in Japan.

What's behind the magic door of this modest streetfront?

It was once a temporary jail, and was semi-derelict when snapped up – but now this 1790s house in Kerry is a real family bolthole.

Thursday 27 November, 2014

This might be the most beautiful office space in the world Wow Factor This post contains a poll

This might be the most beautiful office space in the world

…Or would you prefer the Bond villain lair-type bunker in Sweden here?

What kind of house does an architect build for his own family?

John McLaughlin created this beautiful garden house to bring light, peace and nature to everyday life.

Thursday 20 November, 2014

Renovation station: Shutters back on a warm extension for a protected house

Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.

Thursday 13 November, 2014

Renovation station: Reviving a 1950s terracotta-tiled beauty

Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.

Thursday 6 November, 2014

Renovation station: The creation of an access-all-areas family home

Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.

Thursday 30 October, 2014

Would you live in apartment blocks like these? Sure you would

A fresh view on apartment living at the World Architecture Festival.

Renovation station: Open plan living with an energy-saving facelift

Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.

Thursday 23 October, 2014

The most extraordinary houses built in the world this year

Feast your eyes on these.

Renovation station: A 1930s semi-d finally sees the light

Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.

Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Take 4: Homes for every budget

Here is our pick of properties from €250k… up to €1 million.

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