How a suburban residence became a very ideal home

How a suburban residence became a very ideal home View Gallery
Tom and Eileen Mangan’s detached house in Rathfarnham in Dublin

Tom and Eileen Mangan wanted to move from their Rathfarnham home, but when the deal on the new house fell through, they opted to stay put and do it up

What makes a house a home? Often, there’s no straight answer: for some it’s their belongings, memories made, fixtures and furnishings. For others it’s about space and light, comfort, fluid movement.

For publicans Tom and Eileen Mangan, the owners of this detached residence in Rathfarnham in Dublin, their house just didn’t work for them and after three decades of living in it and raising a family there they had decided to up...

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