Thanks guys for your replies, all are appreciated. I have just been having another look online for possible case studies for my research, and have came across this link which suggests a few examples of historical "non-traditional" suburban housing.
Featured in the link are International style and Art deco houses- (1) Kincora Road, (2) Seafront at Dollymount, Clontarf by Robinson and Keefe Architects, (3) Mount Merrion Moderne, Stillorgan by Rupert Jones, (4) Wendon (Balnagowan) Glasnevin, Dublin, (5) Geragh by Michael Scott, (6) Electra, Clonskeagh
I am planning a trip to Dublin to get more background on some of these houses and if anyone has suggestions as to which archives would be best for this type of search i would be grateful!
Alongside these interwar/International/art deco housing examples i would also like to look at a case study of a contemprary suburban house. If anyone has a suggestion for this i would be great.