FOR MANY PEOPLE around Ireland, the last year has brought a major reassessment of the way we live in our homes – and how we use them.
Space to work from home, whether in a separate study or simply an office pod in an existing room, has become more of a priority than ever before.
This week, we’re looking at four homes around the country offering enough room to work as well as live.
With views across Dublin Bay and towards Killiney Hill, this two-bedroom penthouse apartment is bright and spacious. It is located at the top of the Stepaside Park development, surrounded by landscaped grounds. Complete with two balconies – one accessed from the living space, one from the second bedroom – the accommodation itself is centred around a living and dining area, with a separate kitchen and breakfast room.
The master bedroom comes with a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom, and a dedicated home office offers a comfortable and private space for home working.
Less than three kilometres from Ballydehob village in West Cork, Galewood House is a substantial detached home on 2.2 acres of land, with gardens landscaped in lawn and mature shrubs. A large home offering almost 2,900 square feet of space in total, the property sits on an elevated site looking over the West Cork countryside. But it is the home working facilities that really stand out – a detached studio running to 690 square feet, currently in use as a gym, with additional floored loft space.
The main house is laid out with a number of generous reception rooms on the ground floor, around a high-spec kitchen. On the first floor are four bedrooms, all of them en-suite.
Part of an established estate a short walk from Longwood village, 11 Beech Drive has four bedrooms with an additional attic conversion, offering purchasers considerable flexibility in how they use the space. Currently, a bedroom on the ground floor is in use as a bright home office looking out to the street.
The remainder of the ground floor is laid out around a large kitchen and dining space, which has double doors through to a sitting room and also opens to the south-east-facing rear garden. Upstairs are the three remaining bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, with a spacious attic conversion above them.
A substantial home spreading across more than 1,600 square feet, 2 Springfields is part of an attractive estate in Dooradoyle, just outside Limerick city and minutes from the Crescent Shopping Centre. It is currently a welcoming family home. An entrance hallway opens on the right to a living room with bay window, and then through to another reception room and the kitchen-diner. To the left of the hallway is a home office space.
Upstairs are four bedrooms, three doubles and one single. There is also a family bathroom and the master bedroom is en-suite.