Victorians still reigning after all these years

Dublin’s grand old redbricks have always been among the most desirable houses in the city and these three retain their charm

1st July, 2018
No 6 Arkendale Road in Glenageary, which is on the market for €2.45 million, is a prime example of the gracious suburban villas built by Dublin’s comfortable classes in the 19th century

Unlike many of the British cities bombarded during World War II, Dublin retains much of its Victorian architecture. The redbrick homes built outside the capital’s urban centre during the Victorian decades attest to a history of bourgeois suburbanisation, fuelled by the growth of the professions.

Keen to escape the dirt and chaos of the city, Dublin’s comfortable classes looked to settle in cleaner, calmer surrounds, ensconced behind gates and front lawns.


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