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"A house is no longer just a place where someone lives: it’s a fantasy for many, a wild hope, something to wish for as you hold your phone close to your face at night."
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Lynn Enright: ‘A house is no longer just a place where someone lives: it’s a fantasy and a wild hope for many’


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by Lynn Enright
17.05.21

Read time: 6 mins

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...

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