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Ideal urban village box-ticker: terraced house with mezzanine landing in Dublin's Portobello

26 Martin Street Portobello, Dublin 8 €560,000

Words by Fran Power. Portrait by Frank McGrath

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Tim Cole and Aoife Van Wolvelaere in the kitchen of their home at Martin Street in Portobello

Tim Cole and Aoife Van Wolvelaere in the kitchen of their home at Martin Street in Portobello

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Tim Cole and Aoife Van Wolvelaere in the kitchen of their home at Martin Street in Portobello

There's no doubt that the pandemic has reshaped the type of property that buyers are looking for. A new yen for a slice of garden or access to the countryside or sea has given country homes a boost, for example, while in Dublin it's all about the urban village.

Demand has always been good for properties in places like Ranelagh, Portobello or Stoneybatter. But post-lockdown, buyers have come to appreciate the benefits of living in a neighbourhood with a local butcher, or a cafe with good wifi for remote working when you grow tired of the wallpaper at home, while a place with a strong sense of community has become more important than ever.


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