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Prime example of sleek 1940s Art Moderne style in Foxrock

Fahanmura, which has planning permission for refurbishment and extension, offers the chance to create a one-of-a-kind family home that is part of Dublin’s domestic built heritage

Fahanmura: an original Art Moderne residence, in need of some modernisation, it has been included on the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage of Ireland.

Necessity is the mother of invention, or so the proverb goes, and the interwar years of the early 20th century threw up plenty of opportunities to push innovation to new limits in all areas of life, not least in the realm of architecture and design.

Radical thinkers of the early 1920s and 1930s drove a tsunami of creative movements such as Bauhaus, International Style, Art Deco and Modernist, or Art Moderne – all different in ...