The living room in 46 East Wall Road retains a number of original features including its fireplace

Terraced two-bed on East Wall Road expertly renovated by its building surveyor owner

25 West Road, East Wall, Dublin 3.

West Road house with city rail links doubled in size following stylish redesign

143 Lansdowne Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Three-bed house with underfloor heating links directly to Shelbourne Road

Outside Cashelnagor Railway Station, Cashelnagor, Gortahork, Co Donegal

Two-bed former station house with Errigal mountain as backdrop to bogland wilderness

Tonya Douglas-Newell at her office, Little Design House, Interior designer in Monaghan, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Interior decorator Tonya Douglas is adapting to Brexit and Covid-19 by sourcing local makers and suppliers

132 Church Road, East Wall, Dublin 3:  property extending to 893sq ft is closely located to Clontarf Dart station

Villa-style redbrick has been stripped back and reconfigured by its architect owner

Number  6 Langrishe Place,  Summerhill,  Dublin 1.

This 19th century two-bed terrace on an unusual Summerhill cul-de-sac has been gently moderised

Belcamp development.

Debut phase of 41 new homes in a substantial redevelopment of the former boarding school site by Gannon Homes

Lydia Jones, founder of Housemates

Housemates aims to make booking process for students renting rooms easier and cheaper

37 Church Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9: lovely original features, stylish revamp and fine location.

37 Church Avenue offers two beds with salvaged parquet church floor

Small gifts: Advent calender by Neptune featuring small  presents suspended from a branch.

Get crafty for a pared-back Christmas look – with help from the experts

Stone Park on  Trees Road, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin

Turkington Rock are bringing contemporary living to established neighbourhoods

The  two terraces at Annesley Gardens.

Annesley Gardens is a new street of 20 three- and four-bed homes near popular Dunville Avenue

Hollywood-style mirror for poodles by Grcic

They’re part of the family, so why not create a designer space in the home for Rover?

New homes Monterey, Sandymount D4. The nine-unit scheme is on a 1.34 acre site.

Monterey comprises nine contemporary homes built in rear garden of number 11 Park Avenue

 14 Eaton Square,  Monkstown, Co Dublin.

Period features gleam in graceful Edwardian home polished for sale

Forage branches to create a beautiful lableau and add linen. Piglet dove-grey French stone-washed linen tablecloth, 150cm by 250cm, about €92, and matching napkins, €10 each, to order from The Wedding Shop. weddingshop.ie; pigletinbed.com

Setting the table has been reimagined by the Instagram generation during restrictions

Alderley in Glenageary, Co Dublin

For those returning to spend Christmas with loved ones, here are safe ways to do it

125 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3

Four-bed former B&B in Dublin 3 is ready for the next owners to just walk in and unpack

121 Stillorgan Heath,  Stillorgan, Dublin

Detached house in family-friendly neighbourhood has been substantially improved and extended

Number 4 Belgrave Square, Monkstown Co Dublin. It was proximity to the Dart station that attracted the owners of number 4 to the three-storey terraced house in 2019 after they returned from London.

Three-bed flat with separate living room and kitchen is rented for €2,500 per month

Number 10 Leopardstown Drive, Stillorgan.

Number 10 Leopardstown Drive offers five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study

Winter demand for outdoor heaters has gone through the roof for what was once considered a luxury garden accessory.

‘It would seem every garden in Ireland now has an outdoor heater’

Number 45 Sandycove Road

Period charm in four-bed terraced home with large back garden and easy sea access

The Hen’s Teeth cafe-cum-gallery

These daring and creative concepts offer plenty of ideas for householders

Architect Declan O’Donnell in the home he designed for his family.

Award-winning architect Declan O’Donnell spent 10 years planning and saving to create this stylish home on a side garden site

  Old Station House, Charleville Parade, Tullamore, Co Offaly

The right post-pandemic move can offer the best of rural living within reach of Dublin

Open-plan living, dining, kitchen space at  Home Villas

Terraced house at Home Villas was last sold just before the March lockdown

Number 35 Norfolk Road, Phibsborough

A Phibsborough redbrick three-bed home with a large garage, perfect for an office space

After months of working from home your sofa may be sagging. It may be time to invest

57 Patrician Villas, Stillorgan: has two reception rooms downstairs.

57 Patrician Villas offers three beds, a fine garden and 96sq m of space

The conversion of the corner of Dawson and Duke Streets by Paul Keogh Architects was the winner in the adaptation and re-use category

Conservation, conversion and creative thinking themes in RIAI Architecture Awards

No 6 St Patrick’s Villas, Ringsend

All the heavy work on this Dublin 4 house has been done by the previous owners

No 12 The Templeton, Lansdowne Place, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Two-bed apartment in luxury Ballsbridge scheme was bought for €1.65m last year

Pilgrims Rest,  Leopardstown Road,  Dublin 18: includes comforts such as underfloor heating, zoned lighting and broken plan spaces washed in light.

Pilgrim’s Rest is a three/four-bed dormer of 223sq m and is seeking €930,000

Park View is a chic two-bed within seconds of all that Ballsbridge has to offer

 73 Hollybank Road, Drumcondra,  Dublin 9

Attractive family home in ideal location close to all amenities

19 Eglinton Wood, Donnybrook, Dublin

No 19 Eglinton Wood has the benefit of acres of space, privacy and an abundance of light

 78 Kincora Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3.

Cube-shaped semi-detached four-bed Clontarf home boasts a large sunny garden

“The back is a contemporary reworking of what was there before. I always try to have the back and front in harmony”

The owner wanted clean lines until she saw the soft curves envisaged by the architect

St Kevin’s Blackpitts duplex apartment.

Two-bed, own-door, duplex with industrial vibe and old-school character aplenty

The Rowan, Brighton Wood, Foxrock, Dublin 18.

Homes will appeal to buyers trading down and those wishing to get a Foxrock foothold

Abbey Close, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14: stunning property is one of five homes in a quiet cul-de-sac

Putting green, IPA on tap and underfloor heating among the draws to tech workers’ home

“The director-level interest has been a game changer. They’ve had a taste of working from home and their work/life balance has improved.”

Interest grows in pods that physically separate home life from work

 The new homes at Graydon, Newcastle, Co Dublin

Of-the-moment touches add to the appeal of these three- and four-bed houses from €330k in Newcastle, Co Dublin

Dining and living area.

With a villa-style layout, this two-bed artisan D1 cottage is full of character

Rear of property.

Redbrick townhouses in central city location with original style where owners have added a modern interpretation

Number 15 Hawthorn Terrace, East Wall, D3.

Cottage with surprisingly long rear garden on the terrace where playwright Sean O’Casey once lived

 Pine Valley Cottage, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

Four-bed near Marlay Park has airy interior and plenty of private parking

 10 Dargle Road Drumcondra D9

Owners moving to country after smart refurb jobs on neighbouring Drumcondra properties

The Orchard, Greystones

Agents reporting sell outs at launch in Wicklow as Dublin buyers quit the city for three- and four-bed semi-detached homes in wide(...)

 Grand Designs Farmhouse

Want to shed the trappings of city life? A converted farm building could be the answer

Highfield Road

Two new homes on Highfield Road completed to a spec more typical of grand contemporary designs in London or New York

Burnham, 1 Pakenham Park, Monkstown, Co Dublin

Well-proportioned home with fine garden, drawing room and four double bedrooms

59 Brighton Road Rathgar D6

Plenty to admire from ceiling heights of over 3.4m, cornicing, picture rails and architraving

This well-connected Dublin redbrick was redesigned by an award-winning architect

Ryle & Co

Clever use of space will transform the way you live

No  38 Greenville Terrace, Dublin 8

Greenville Terrace home now has an internal courtyard that floods the rear of the house with light

Redwood is a ‘boutique’ development of eight, sizeable detached homes in a woodland setting

4 Streamstown Cottage, Malahide, Co Dublin

Previous owner built a large extension to double its size and installed an open plan living kitchen

297 Lower Kimmage Road: lots of light, space and charm

Victorian villa style house now has three double bedrooms and 110sq m of space

Georigan interior by Hélène Broderick

If you’re stumped by your space, it could be time to call an interior designer

The Old School House, at 1 Maree Road, Oranmore, Co Galway is guiding at €510,000

House hunters who take their homework seriously will be rewarded by the light and charm of an old school house

 Sarrett, Violet Hill, Church Road, Killiney

House owned by electrical contractor Tony Lambert has space, light and stunning views

Duckmore cottage

Duck Cottage is a former coastguard station built in the 1800s on Rutland Island

The Orchard development in Greystones.

Greystones and Raheny, from €645,000 and €690,000

No 6, St Kevin’s Road, in Portobello, Dublin

Victorian redbrick on St Kevin’s Road has huge windows and impressive ceiling heights

Little Green Spoon blogger Indy Power has made the very most of a tiny cottage on a secret Blackrock street. Photograph: Al Higgins

Attractive home and front gardens are hidden behind a high hedge that gives privacy

No 132 Ringsend Park, Ringsend, Dublin

Extended four-bedroom house is located just a 10-minute walk from Grand Canal Dock

No 45 Fontenoy Street at Broadstone/Phibsboro, Dublin

45 Fontenoy Street offers pandemic-proofed opportunity following gentle remodelling

The  kitchen  has walls of glazing on two sides

This €850k period residence on Hollybank Road even has the right swivel chairs

De Siún Architects  transformed this  villa-style house in Rathmines.   Photographs: Aisling McCoy

Surgical cuts to the structure have introduced light to a terraced north-facing home

 Oakwood, 570a Howth Road, Raheny, Dublin 5

Spacious and bright four-bed in an ideal area ticks all the boxes

39 Maywood Crescent, Raheny, D5

Reimagined spacious four-bed in Maywood in walk-in condition

4 Rathmore Villas, Terenure: House has new, uPVC sash windows and glazing throughout and has been insulated to a high level.

4 Rathmore Villas offers a wonderfully refurbished 47sq m in heart of Dublin 6

 1 Rockfield, Brittas, Bay, Co Wicklow

Spacious upgraded four-bed in secure Co Wicklow setting boasts spectacular sea views

The back of the Swords house, with garden room extension PHOTOGRAPH: Ste Murray

Architect Shane Cotter transformed a three-bed home in Swords with a new angular space

Tablescape highlights how to create attractive settings

Home Front: Tablescapes, bedroom style and a contents sale worth a look

Traighenna Bay, west Donegal

Carefully-curated holiday homes in scenic surroundings have a new clientele from the south

Terrace.

Saggart penthouse, complete with putting greeen, was blended from four apartments

Number 91 Trimleston Gardens in Booterstown has a B3 BER rating and extends to 215sq m (2,314sq ft).

Twice extended five-bed Trimleston home enjoys rooftop views

15 Station Road Cottages, Sutton, Dublin 13: three- to four-bedroom house with 170sq m is seeking €750,000

15 Station Road Cottages is an extended seafront home in turnkey condition and with a 150ft garden

Ballure, Fanad Head, Co Donegal

With many of us staying in Ireland this summer, the appeal of a holiday home is growing

Rhoscolyn, 2 De Vesci Gardens, Glenageary Road Lower, Glenageary

Five-bedroom period home comes with beautifully tended long back garden

Breathnu Ulverton Road Dalkey

New build is a stroll from Bulloch harbour where seafood can be bought straight off the boats

1a Dufferin Avenue, South Circular Road,   Dublin 8

Newly-built, two-bed home has lots of natural light coming in

 Day True

Day True, Dekton, Martin Moore, Tom Scheerer and M&L Paints give good steers

Birdwatching can be as serene or as stressful as you make it.

Birdwatching, or ‘birding’, has soared in popularity; architects are responding with new designs for observatories

Bradville 35 Park Drive, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Bigger and better than before, this D6 home has kept its finest features

Four-bed terraced house in Seapoint has sweeping views of Dublin Bay

Loftus Hall, Fethard on Sea Co. Wexford. Photograph:  PJ Browne

Mansion sits on 63 acres and is one of primary landmarks of scenic Hook Peninsula

Jysk is the latest name in homeware retailers in Ireland you need to know

Neat sofas and bedding are proving popular at Scandi chain due to open in Dublin in October

7 Roebuck Park, Dublin 14.

The wedding dress specialist's six-bed house has a grown up garden and exudes Zen calm

Sika Woods is  a new estate on the outskirts of Enniskerry

Built on former lands of the Slazenger estate, Sika Woods is a very different departure from the usual new homes offering and the (...)

68 Lindsay Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.

Strain-built Edwardian home has smart mix of period and contemporary styles

The wind dictated everything in relation to the property, from the siting of it to the type of doors and windows the house has.

Contemporary cottage outside Clifden used local materials to shelter it from the winds

32 Penrose Street in Ringsend sold for €375,000 in 2014. Now, it is on the market for €495,000

Situated close to Google’s offices, this two-bed has been cleverly tweaked to maximise space

27 Victoria Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6: four-bed terraced home of 202sq m/2,174sq ft is for sale for €1,250,000.

27 Victoria Road was modernised 15 years ago and offers green field views on to Stratford College

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