Are you passionate about your home? RTÉ One’s Home of the Year is back and looking for homes filled with individuality, passion and clever design for a brand new series.

Whether your home is an unusual conversion, a classic restoration, a contemporary new build or a country cottage, it could be Ireland’s next Home of the Year! Big or small, old or new, quirky, classic or modern, they want to hear from you. 

For inspiration, let's revisit this year's HOTY winner: The Cabin in The Woods!

Winner HOTY 2016

The cabin is owned by Egon Walesch and Richard Goodwin, based in County Westmeath. Egon is an interior designer and Richard is a management consultant. 

Egon Walesch and Richard Goodwin's home

Egon inherited this lakeside cabin after his father passed away in 2010 and carried out significant renovations. He wanted to preserve the memory of his parents and the time they had spent together as a family in the cabin, while also creating a colourful, playful modern, country-styled home which reflected the beautiful woodland and lakeside setting. Major renovations took place between 2013 and 2014.  Egon and Richard knocked down the internal walls and opened up the ceilings to create an open plan living space with sliding glass doors opening to their decking and beautiful lakeside views. 

If you think your home has what it takes then apply online now here - alternately email homes@shinawil.com or call (01) 2080855. The closing date for applications is Monday July 18, 2016. And while you're at it, you can re-watch that nail-biting HOTY finale here.