Let there be even more light in a resplendent Ranelagh redbrick

43 Leeson Park in Dublin 6, previously owned by fashion designer John Rocha, is now on the market with a guide price of €3.9 million

No 43 Leeson Park in Ranelagh, Dublin 6: the Victorian house, which has been extensively renovated, is on sale for €3.9 million

Natural light played an enormous role in the design of Victorian homes, a style of architecture made popular during the 64-year reign of Britain’s Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901.

That was a transformative age in terms of general living standards, thanks to the era of mass industrialisation and technological advance, particularly in building materials.

It heralded the invention of flushing toilets and plumbed baths, of mass-produced bricks, doors, sash windows and sheet glass to ...