House of the Week: Thoroughly modern coastal living in Co Louth

17 Braghan Point in Baltray is now on the market, with a guide price of €475,000

17 Braghan Point is a single-storey house with an 152-square-metre, light-filled interior

As late as the 1960s, the word ‘wife’ conjured up an image of the pinny-clad little woman who spent all day at home while her husband was off earning a crust in the city – Burt Bacharach had sage advice for her in his hit song Wives and Lovers. The 21st-century wife is more likely to be making key decisions in a city boardroom than dreaming up tempting recipes in the kitchen for hubby. Hence ...