The Best of Dublin Festivals this Summer!

Taste festival

  Forget the snow and don’t even listen to the weather forecast for Easter. Summer is coming (eventually, we hope), and this means one thing: Festivals! Everyone loves a good festival whether it is food, arts, music or health. They are great way to escape the norm of everyday life and adding in a few […]

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Welcome to Irishtown!

  Our new homes on Pembroke Street in Irishtown are almost ready and they look truly amazing (even if we do say so ourselves!).  Thoughtfully designed by Grafton Architects, each of these contemporary  two-bed  houses feature a spacious office, rear garden and roof terrace to envy. As they are situated right in the heart of […]

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The National Planning Framework has been published, so what?

Northumberland Avenue

  There has been quite a bit of hype over the National Planning Framework (NPF) over the past few weeks but what exactly does this mean for home buyers and how is it likely to impact the housing market in the short-term? Firstly, it’s important to know what exactly the NPF is.  In essence, it […]

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10 Benefits of Buying a Newly-Built Home


  According to a recent house-hunter survey, the vast majority of aspiring number home-owners prefer newly-built homes to second-hand homes. We cannot say that we are too surprised by this, there is something wonderful about being your new home being a blank slate, it is the ultimate fresh start, for your family and for the […]

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Welcome to Templeogue Village


One of the side benefits of building new homes is that, while spending time on-site, you also get to immerse yourself in the local community for the period of the build, sometimes for several years at a time.  Over the past few years, most of my time with Victoria Homes has been spent in Templeogue.  […]

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International Interior Design Trends For 2018

Victoria Homes Ireland

2018 is here, bringing with it some diverse trends that might just influence new home owners.   Internationally, interior design is as popular as ever and therefore the popular trends will surely find a way into Irish homes around the country. Having researched and gathered information from those in the know here are some of […]

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Housing in #RealNumbers on Newstalk FM

  *Listen back: Between the Lines Andrea Gilligan*   I was delighted to join Andrea Gilligan and a panel of market experts this morning on Newstalk FM to discuss housing in Ireland. Others on the panel included economist John Fitzgerald (former head of the ESRI), Property District head Carol Tallon and Simon Brooke from Clúid […]

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Outdoor Living – How to create useable space in your garden

Traditionally, Irish homes treated outdoor space as somewhere to sit on the few sunny days we get, somewhere to park the BBQ and, typically, somewhere that was a ‘no-go’ area for six or eight months of the year. However, with housing trends moving towards apartment living and recent Housing Department guidelines opting for smaller city […]

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