House of the Week: A vintage Glenageary bungalow with its own history

20 Sion Road is a labyrinthine construction in a highly desirable location

28th June, 2020
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20 Sion Road was transformed by artist Bob McCabe who bought the house in the 1970s

It was the 1971 publication of Jack FitzGerald’s book Bungalow Bliss that caused an eruption of affordable, detached, single-storey dwellings across Ireland. Conservationists didn’t approve, dubbing it Bungalow Blight, but the public appreciated the idea of a house with no stairs to have to traipse up and down – and they loved the big picture windows too.

Despite its popularity, the style has never ranked very high in the pecking order of...

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