New Feldberg homes in Glenageary

Smart, boutique-sized development with roomy units

The back garden is about 52sq m in size and east-facing but also gets southern light

25 Windsor Terrace in Portobello is a three-storey abode beautifully sited on a one-way stretch of the Grand Canal just a few doors down from Harold’s Cross Bridge

Three-bedroom terraced house with upside down layout perfect for home-sharers

Manor Street, Stoneybatter: the area is Ireland’s coolest, according to TimeOut. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A big supply of small houses makes Ireland’s ‘coolest’ area attractive to first time buyers, but trading up is hard

Mariavilla, Maynooth, Co Kildare

Located in one of Dublin’s prettiest commuter towns, Mariavilla will have 460 homes

The Station Manor development at Portmarnock.

Station Manor has a new phase of four-bedroom homes with designer interiors

Future cities: smart buildings and drone commutes could be features of city life. Illustration: SOM/National Geographic

From cities made for efficient transport to smart refrigerators monitoring what you eat

The jewel-like monolithic counters by Stamuli Architecture for fashion house Ganni’s new London store would work equally well as kitchen islands.

From highly polished natural stone to seamless and organic, the choices are endless

This new scheme from Richmond Homes is the first sizeable new homes development here in about a decade

New scheme from Richmond Homes sits on 68 acres just an hour’s drive north of Dublin

Views to the Sugar Loaf from Number 250 Clontarf Road

A fully modernised Victorian four-bed semi with box-bay front, at 250 Clontarf Road

 40 Celtic Park Avenue in Beaumont, Dublin 9

Three-bed end-of-terrace home with granny flat in Beaumont is walk-in ready

Sandbanks timber frame bed, from €538, Marks and Spencer.

Best in Class: Invest in a good bed and sofa for starters

Get the most out of your house  by doing your homework. Photograph: Getty

Expert hacks that will ensure success when embarking on the biggest purchase of your life

Bay Meadows is a development by Archtree Developments that when complete will comprise 183 homes.

Homes have separate sitting room, guest toilet and kitchen-dining room to the rear

Wasdale Park home has undergone a thorough revamp but remains true to its original era

70 Aughrim Street Dublin 7

Victorian three-bed on Aughrim Street has been completely modernised for new owners

Art deco-inspired fishscale shapes by Otto Tiles can create a shimmering shower room.

Cool Scandi style is giving way to a more exuberant use of colour and pattern

New homes in Orwell Park Gardens is a courtyard development and is set around a mature formal garden.

Last eight terraced units with views of Dartry Park and Dodder Valley available to buy

No 12 Garville Avenue, Rathgar

Victorian four-bed on Garville Avenue ticks a lot of boxes at the luxury end, including a garden site with potential for two house(...)

Number 42 Martin Street, Portobello, Dublin:  There’s a matt black kitchen to the front, whose units were made from recycled wood and where you can see the canal from the kitchen sink.

D8 canal-side home is cleverly refurbished with a timely windfall from poker success

Design your own laundry rooms with the Algot Ikea shelving system.

A laundry room helps to unclutter open-plan homes by hiding the big wash

23 Temple Road Blackrock has been completely modernised

Beautifully modernised Victorian redbrick has great access to Dart and bus corridors

Anthropologie: the American chain is opening a branch in Belfast. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

US fashion and interiors chain to open in Belfast – and add Irish designers to its mix

Outer hall design by Barker Associates Architecture

Best in Class: Colour-coded towels, bulk food storage, and designs for decluttering

The barn at Providence House, outside Enniscorthy in Co Wexford

Cowsheds, stables and other outhouses get a new lease of life in these barn conversions

C.P. Hart’s new Plissé collection, from innovative Italian manufacturer Artelinea.

Best in class: big bathroom buys

This muslin cloth Matisse print, which comes in a range of shapes to suit round, rectangular and square set-ups, is designed by Lisa Corti.

Best in class: Outdoor dining

16 Sweetbriar Lane, a spacious three-bed bungalow in Stillorgan, is on the market for €570,000

Beautiful three-bed bungalow with smart layout and garden extending to nearly 40ft

We’ve found a property in every postal district in the capital, from sleek apartments to tiny houses in need of total refurbishmen(...)

Refurbishment work leaves next owner with little to worry about apart from adding their own design taste

Angel Strawbridge has designed a capsule collection called The Chateau.

Try these fabric and wallpaper designs inspired by the grand houses of France

In The Night Garden, Moxy, Chelsea

Best in class: botannical designs

Old Mount Pleasant, Ranelagh, Dublin 6: three-bed Georgian seeks  €875,000.

4 Old Mount Pleasant is stylishly colour-designed across 153sq m with period features

 North Shore, 9B Burrow Road, Sutton D13

North Shore is a lavishly finished house that featured in TV shows and was once rented by U2’s Larry Mullen

55 St Joseph Place Dublin 7

Terraced cottage off Dorset Street has been given a bright and airy makeover that makes it feel larger than its 52sq m

Property photography is about showing the whole space and views. In this case the sea views are an imortant aspect to the location of the house. Photograph: Philip Lauterbach

Taking pictures of your home for selling or letting isn’t as easy as it seems. Follow these expert tips to get it right

Understated elegance by Philllipe Hurel

Best in Class: Add some French polish to your home with these furnishings and accessories

Computer-generated impression of Anglesea, Dún Laoghaire

Modern living with restored and antique details in refurbished Crofton Road development

What appears to be a simple single-storey cottage close to James's Hospital masks a substantial city escape

The private accommodation is to the left of the front door.

With a little investment this former pub in Nohoval could make a charming home

A converted van from Cosy Camper

Vans can be customised inside to create a tiny home away from home for the holidays

When done right lanterns still conjure up an amazing atmosphere like these ones from Arijijiu

As dusk falls, a clever lighting scheme will keep everyone outdoors way into the wee hours

Bauhaus, Stocking Lane, Dublin 16

This modernist home on the edge of Dublin is part of Ireland’s architectural history

78 St Peter’s Terrace, Howth: 89sq cottage is seeking €495,000.

78 St Peter’s Terrace is a renovated cottage close to sea with a landscaped garden and smart Shomera office

Éamonn O’Sullivan of Hewn in his workshop.

Meet the Galway man carving kitchen implements using age-old techniques

Use Harlequin’s printed fabrics, weaves and voiles from its Zapara range on floor and scatter cushions.

Best in Class: It’s holiday time so bring a taste of Mediterranean island living to your home

26 Mountjoy Square D1

This Mountjoy Square house would make an impressive family home or could divided into apartments

Bleanáskill Lodge and  Achill secret garden

Achill cottage has space for a crowd and its own secret garden

 8 Clonfadda Wood Mount Merrion Blackrock

The house opens into a large L-shaped hall and flows around it

2 Malachi Road, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

Terraced two-bed off Manor Street had a top to bottom makeover in 2015

The barbeque is the ideal centrepiece for an summer garden.

Heat, lights and lots of greenery create an outdoor space you’ll want to hang out in

City pads: the mortgage on a central-Dublin two-bed is about €1,600 a month, compared with a rent of about €2,400

From turnkeys to doer-uppers, here’s a selection from the capital’s busiest market


Dublin 14 development notable for high-quality finish and attention to detail

 Dun Sí  in Portmarnock, Co Dublin

Dun Sí is a new development of apartments and duplexes a two-minute walk to the Dart

36 Whitworth Road in Drumcondra, Dublin 9, offers views of the canal

Sizeable three-bed redbrick with large garden provides scope to extend further

Sand pits, garden parties and priceless memories in ultra-high end treehouses

Aisling House at Bishopscourt, Straffan, Co Kildare

The award-winning four-bed house is designed to reflect the colours of the mature trees that surround it

Glencar House, 81 Eglington Road, Dublin 4.

Glencar was last sold by the Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) in 2004, since then it has been transformed to a carefully considered (...)

 Enda Loughman, left, his wife Jenny Belton and their two children, Bert (8) and Ted (5). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

How Enda Loughman and Urban Agency designed a triangular home in Windy Arbour

Installation of Corks. Courtesy of Kasmin. Photo by Diego Flores

The super-lightweight, sound-absorbant material is having a renaissance

 Shandon Wood in Monkstown, Dublin

Shandon Wood is a development of six terraced three-storey houses by developer David Dowling of Donode Building

19 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4

Solicitor Damien Tansey's latest Pembroke Road scheme brings six units in the original Georgian building and six A-rated units in (...)

Number  9 Howard Street, Ringsend, Dublin 4

Compact redbrick cottage has been cleverly redesigned, adding extra space and storage

No 24 Newtown Park Avenue

Large semi-detached family home offers a balance of period features and modernity

A dog’s life: Zaha Hadid Design conceived the Cloud Kennel for a Bow Wow Haus fundraiser. Photograph: Drew Gardner

Best in Class: Dog houses are passe. So indulge your pets with bowhouse design

Riversdale Mews

Riversdale Mews and Aideen Place in Dublin 6w are A-rated homes built by Seabren

13 Millmount Place, Drumcondra, Dublin 9: mid-terrace three-bed for sale for €475,000.

Number 13 Millmount Place offers 78sq m on a quiet Drumcondra cul de sac

 A new build in Estuary View, a  development of 24 units at Crosstown  where four-bed bungalows start from €345,000, three-bed semis from €235,000 and four-bed semis from €275,000

New builds attracting traders from Dublin who want sizeable homes that are A-rated

 Slade Harbour, Slade, Co Wexford

Two-bed cottage by the sea on the Hook Peninsula exudes rustic charm

New bridge bypassing New Ross: the N25 crossing the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge is scheduled to open in November.

Last link in motorway chain will forge strong Wexford connection to Dublin

The Arklow Street property was bought by its owner some 15 years ago as a two-bed, mid-terrace unit

The owner raised the ceiling to make the small artisan dwelling feel far roomier

Parnell Court in Dublin 1

Number 1 Parnell Court is a roomy top-floor apartment in a converted Georgian building

Three-year-old Conor Maverick with Swampy, the turtle, at their home in Monkstown Farm. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The animal-loving owners of this south Dublin house asked Taka Architects to design an extension – for their 60lb turtle

After the heatwave of summer 2018 people are keen to enjoy the benefits of outdoor cooking. File photograph: Getty

From simple BBQ grills to a full summer kitchen these ideas can work in cooler climes

For sale: An Culu, a castle with all mod cons, in Kenmare, Co Kerry

From seaside cottages to countryside retreats, try these classic homes for the holidays

The double-bay fronted, end-of-terrace property was  bought by the current owner in 2011 as a three-bedroom house with a lean-to kitchen and an outside toilet

Turnkey two-bedroom villa near the village has its own private yoga studio

8 and 8a Seafield Avenue, Monkstown.

Georgian house and mews with bold interiors surrounded by exotic gardens

Large four-bed Killiney Park apartment with generous rooms, high ceilings and some of the best views of the city

The owners of number 28 were house-sitting nearby when the large and lateral-shaped windows caught their attention

The Warehouse’s unique layout comes in generous proportions and bathed in light

Connemara cool: Paula and Peter Vine surrounded by lavender on their rooftop terrace. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Peter and Paula Vine’s home blends into the landscape while providing an inspiring lookout point

The Shelbourne Terrace.

Best in class: Fresh ideas for outdoor living from furniture and awnings to tiles and timber

New Penelope sofa from DFS from €909

Home front: Floral designs, new furniture from Helen James at Dunnes and a chance to pick up rare plants bargains in Dublin 6

113 Tritonville Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4.

Former model and designer's terraced Victorian three-bed has a soothing interior and charming rear garden

On Navan’s Proudstown Road, Cois Na Rasai.

Get more home for your buck in the Royal County

One of the main bedrooms.

Boutique scheme of just 40 homes on infill site within Riverwood

 Gandon Park, Lucan

Three- and four-bed options opposite the soon-to-open Airlie Park

The heritage town of Trim, Co Meath. Average prices for residential property in the county have risen by about €15,000 in the past year.

Number of properties for sale in Meath on up 23 per cent on a year ago

Rose Cottage extends to  96sq m and sits on half an acre

Property has been modernised by a furniture restorer and his interior designer wife

Google home: Katy, Emma, Evie and Michael Lamb with their neighbour Rosalinde Lavelle, who sold them the land to build on. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Michael Lamb used the app to locate sites, he found a willing seller – and good neighbour

Best in class: Terrazzo is cropping up in home accessories everywhere

In Ballinahinch Wood,  Ashford prices start from €340k

Wide choice for buyers looking for family houses in small, well-designed estates

Westminster Wood, opposite Foxrock church and beside Loreto College, is a low-density development of smart homes with a very good sense of flow

All the Westminster Wood homes are flooded with light and have impressive storage

The coast at Greystones, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

From a cottage for €60k to the great Luggala for €28m, the garden county has it all

 Easthill Lodge in Kilpedder, Co Wicklow, now stretches to a generous  2,200sq ft

Price of four-bed property in Wicklow woodlands has fallen to €770,000

Three-bed semi-detached houses at Longstone, Naas, Co Kildare

The devil is in the detail at Longstone, a development of three and four-bed units

The Warehouse living room looking to bedroom

Extravagantly large one-bed duplex is in former clothes factory reimagined as one of Dublin’s smartest apartment blocks

Exterior of 140 New Cabra Road

Most of the hard work has already been done in this 1930 redbrick in Dublin 7

Check out the designs by Denise O’Connor of Optimise Design, she created about eight different headboard sets ups depending on space available. Cost: €1500

Best in class: Bedside tables, smart headboards, clever storage and solo sleeping

Bella Huddart at Sandbrook House in Co Carlow: ‘A good first impression is key.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

If you want to let your home it needs to stand out. Here’s some expert advice

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