House of the Week: A thoroughly Modernist masterpiece in the heart of Dublin 14

15 Woodside Drive in Rathfarnham is on the market with a guide price of €1.495 million

15 Woodside Drive is one of an enclave of similar homes built in the 1930s

Every now and then, fate has a habit of throwing up a brand new set of circumstances that present major challenges to architects and builders.

The dawn of the 20th century brought seismic changes with innovations ranging from air conditioning to teabags, labour-saving devices such as the vacuum cleaner and electric washing machines, and mass ownership of cars. The Modernist movement met the challenge with radical ideas on how the home of the future should ...