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A fine Arts and Crafts mansion on an acre of landscaped gardens in south Co Dublin

Rathbarry is a delightful Arts and Crafts-style home of 274 square metres on Silchester Road in south Dublin

Rathbarry on Silchester Road in south Dublin: a five-bedroom home incorporating a driveway with a parking forecourt that bounds a level lawn and is set amid extensive planting

Arts and crafts are alive and well in the lush environs of Glenageary in south Co Dublin. Not to be confused with the DIY glitter and glue home decor endeavours the term is widely associated with nowadays, but the mid-19th century movement that was sparked by a faction of English architects, artists, designers and writers bound by a collective, philosophical rebellion against the industrial revolution.

A precursor to the Art Nouveau movement that eventually followed, ...