Hybrid apartment-houses could represent the future

Carol Tallon: Talking Property Somewhere between an apartment and four-bed semi is the ideal home for modern families.

26th January, 2014
As a nation, we are still not ready to embrace apartment living for families with young children.

Back in 2012, I wrote a piece entitled What Buyers Want. In it, I catalogued the house-hunting endeavours of first-time buyers and families trading up in the Dublin area.

Invariably, these people were looking for a traditional three to four-bed semi-detached house with a south-facing garden. There were bonus points for finding the elusive corner site or full-height attic. Why? Because these held potential.

Back then, the supply of houses in south Co Dublin in particular...

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