Lynn Enright: ‘A house is no longer just a place where someone lives: it’s a fantasy and a wild hope for many’
Rates of Irish home ownership by the age of 30 have nearly halved in the space of a generation. Owning a house is now only a wild hope for so many.
Growing up in the 1990s, long before #interiorinspo, I accompanied my mother on trips to show houses in new developments in the area in which I grew up. We weren’t planning to move; we were just curious. Before Instagram, it was harder to get a glimpse into ritzier, snazzier homes than your own – but not impossible. There were interiors magazines, of course, and for the committed, there were show houses. So, there have always...