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Masters of the home office: Modernist home of late architects Peter and Mary Doyle on the market

115 Lansdowne Park Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Asking price: €895,000 Agent: DNG (01) 2600200

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Claire Doyle is selling her home, 115 Lansdowne Park in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, which was once owned by her modernist architect parents Peter and Mary  Photo: Bryan Meade

Claire Doyle is selling her home, 115 Lansdowne Park in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, which was once owned by her modernist architect parents Peter and Mary Photo: Bryan Meade

The large open-plan living/dining room

The large open-plan living/dining room

The exterior of 115 Lansdowne Park in Ballsbridge

The exterior of 115 Lansdowne Park in Ballsbridge

The living room with spiral staircase

The living room with spiral staircase

The sun room which has a desk and office space

The sun room which has a desk and office space

The paved rear of the property

The paved rear of the property

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Claire Doyle is selling her home, 115 Lansdowne Park in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, which was once owned by her modernist architect parents Peter and Mary Photo: Bryan Meade

Lockdown ushered in a new status symbol - a photogenic home office to serve as the perfect backdrop for countless Zoom meetings. Indeed, an entire nation bristled with envy at a photo Bryan Dobson tweeted of his remote working set-up for Morning Ireland: a wall of fitted bookcases behind his vast dining table to accommodate Picador and James Joyce classics.

When it comes to home offices, the late architects Peter and Mary Doyle were decades ahead of their time. The husband-and-wife team set up their practice in their Georgian townhouse on Percy Place in Ballsbridge in the early 1970s, and when they entered quasi-retirement in the early 1990s, they purchased a modernist gem under the shadow of what is now the Aviva Stadium and extended it to create a studio with plenty of fitted shelves.


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