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@PVC King wrote:

Totally agree but when compared with the other 3 choices it has to be post 1925 so must be Art Deco in the context of the question.

I think that this point highlights the lack of knowledge of architecture even amongst ABC1 types who are much more knowledgable on house prices as opposed to houses and buildings themselves.

The date in this case is immaterial. It’s the style that’s sought, and that style is International Style. Many styles co-exist simultaneously- nineteenth century Britain saw buildings in Gothic, classical in a variety of forms, and other styles all being built within the same time span.
So please, Rusty Cogs, pay no attention to PVC King! Trust me on this one.

Also, PVC King, I don’t follow the logic of your argument re ABC1s. The only thing we know for sure about the members of this board is that we have access to the internet. Other socio-economic presumptions are just idle speculation.
Or were you referring to the readers of The Irish Times? In which case I’d ask, how can you tell the level of architectural awareness of IT readers from a few posts on an architectural discussion board?
Or were you referring to yourself only?

EDIT: Rusty Cogs- I’m serious on this one. PVC King is wrong. Don’t presume that the quiz is designed to be Joe Public-friendly. Any half-decent quiz should have a few questions to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Did you look at the link I posted above, under the picture of Geragh? In it, Paul Clerkin also describes it as International Style, and nowhere mentions Art Deco.
I’d go so far as to say that if the Irish Times believes it to be Art Deco, it’s wrong wrong wrong and should be challenged.

Anyway- it’s your choice. All I can do is give you my best advice. 🙂

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