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Thursday 26 March, 2015

Making the fairytale come true for your family home
# Inspiration
# Inspiration

Making the fairytale come true for your family home

Mar 26th 2015, 11:54 AM 11,352 Views 0 Comments

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
# Renovation Station
# Renovation Station

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

Mar 19th 2015, 4:42 PM 4,907 Views 0 Comments

This is an incredibly clever extension.

Thursday 12 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 12th 2015, 2:18 PM 6,904 Views 0 Comments

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
# Renovation Station
# Renovation Station

Mixing the modern with the historical is a perfect combination

Mar 5th 2015, 6:29 PM 5,173 Views 0 Comments

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
# Renovation Station
# Renovation Station

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

Feb 26th 2015, 5:30 PM 8,382 Views 1 Comment

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%
# Renovation Station
# Renovation Station

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

Feb 19th 2015, 4:37 PM 6,948 Views 0 Comments

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
# On Reflection
# On Reflection

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

Feb 12th 2015, 6:16 PM 2,532 Views 1 Comment

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
# Inspiration
# Inspiration

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

Feb 12th 2015, 5:53 PM 5,884 Views 0 Comments

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
# Renovation Station
# Renovation Station

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

Feb 5th 2015, 5:17 PM 5,316 Views 0 Comments

Gotta love those Ikea Pax door/drawer combos.

Thursday 29 January, 2015

The shopping centre that houses unexpected apartments
# Small Spaces
# Small Spaces

The shopping centre that houses unexpected apartments

Jan 29th 2015, 3:32 PM 5,047 Views 1 Comment

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

This Leeside home brings high drama to the hill
# Des Res
# Des Res

This Leeside home brings high drama to the hill

Jan 29th 2015, 3:02 PM 6,520 Views 0 Comments

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
# Renovation Station
# Renovation Station

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

Jan 22nd 2015, 5:14 PM 7,275 Views 0 Comments

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

Limerick country idyll is a luxurious slice of history
# Des Res
# Des Res

Limerick country idyll is a luxurious slice of history

Jan 22nd 2015, 1:54 PM 2,380 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Sea Views
# Sea Views

Fancy living in the world's first underwater city?

Jan 15th 2015, 12:01 PM 1,637 Views 1 Comment

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

Good mews: from laneway garage to a gorgeous city pad
# Renovation Station
# Renovation Station

Good mews: from laneway garage to a gorgeous city pad

Jan 15th 2015, 12:00 PM 7,582 Views 2 Comments

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
# Looking For Work
# Looking For Work

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

Dec 21st 2014, 11:15 AM 19,418 Views 45 Comments

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
# Aaannnd Relax
# Aaannnd Relax

Spectacular saunas that make us want to take our clothes off

Dec 11th 2014, 11:53 AM 1,885 Views 0 Comments

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
# Renovation Station
# Renovation Station

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

Dec 11th 2014, 11:53 AM 3,685 Views 0 Comments

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
# Thar She Blows
# Thar She Blows

The hotel that acts as a wind instrument

Dec 4th 2014, 4:18 PM 1,274 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 4th 2014, 4:14 PM 3,776 Views 0 Comments

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
# Wow Factor

This might be the most beautiful office space in the world

Nov 27th 2014, 4:20 PM 2,291 Views 0 Comments

…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?
# Inspiration Station
# Inspiration Station

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

Nov 27th 2014, 4:14 PM 3,980 Views 0 Comments

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
# Inspiration
# Inspiration

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

Nov 20th 2014, 10:53 AM 3,033 Views 0 Comments

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

One of the most extraordinary (and decadent) houses in the US is on sale for $85 million...
# Through The Keyhole
# Through The Keyhole

One of the most extraordinary (and decadent) houses in the US is on sale for $85 million...

Nov 20th 2014, 10:11 AM 3,870 Views 1 Comment

Let’s have a nose around.

Thursday 13 November, 2014

Renovation station: Reviving a 1950s terracotta-tiled beauty
# Inspiration
# Inspiration

Renovation station: Reviving a 1950s terracotta-tiled beauty

Nov 13th 2014, 3:47 PM 3,602 Views 0 Comments

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
# Makeover
# Makeover

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

Nov 6th 2014, 4:45 PM 4,621 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fantasy Flats
# Fantasy Flats

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

Oct 30th 2014, 6:21 PM 4,701 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 30th 2014, 6:20 PM 17,951 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fantasy Homes
# Fantasy Homes

The most extraordinary houses built in the world this year

Oct 23rd 2014, 4:27 PM 7,270 Views 3 Comments

Feast your eyes on these.

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

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

Oct 23rd 2014, 4:15 PM 9,499 Views 0 Comments

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
# Property
# Property

Take 4: Homes for every budget

Oct 22nd 2014, 5:45 PM 6,866 Views 1 Comment

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