Anyone who's ever had the misfortune of attempting to purchase a property in Dublin will know the addictive hellscape of browsing online property listings on Daft.ie or MyHome.
The quick glance over the astronomically inflated house price, the trawl through the house photos, the sober assessment of the house's bona fides and the depressing realisation that the house of your dreams will finish €75,000 over the asking price: it's a rite of passage.
The ads themselves tend to be very same-y: everything shiny and clean and in the right place. The corresponding text promises something truly wonderful, a new life in an up-and-coming area with plenty of cafés nearby, and great schools, and no traffic. The reality is always slightly different.
It is the rare Dublin property listing that lifts your spirits while also hinting at a truly incredible life for you and your family. However, a listing for three-bed home in Kilmainham features - for our money - the single greatest photo ever to appear in an Irish property listing.
Please allow us to take you on a tour of the house. It has many fine features.
A beautiful exterior with a nice little planter where you can grow tomatoes and basil
A lovely and airy open plan sitting room/dining room and kitchen combo
A wonderful kitchen with skylighting
So far so good but here's where things GET REALLY AMAZING
Everything about this photograph - the dog's immaculate posture, his Edwardian portrait, the charming light fixture - is incredible. As you can see in this photo below, the door on the dog's bedroom closes, so she can have all the privacy she needs.
Browsing Dublin property is hard, but this photos makes the hunt a bit easier. Please view the full ad here if you're so inspired.