This week on Home of the Year, the judges visit a former schoolhouse in Co Roscommon, a two-bed apartment in Dublin city, and a bungalow in Co Armagh.

Roscommon
Linda Shevlin is a Visual Art Curator based in Co. Roscommon who lives in an extended former schoolhouse with her daughter Ruby. You can check it out in the video above.

The original schoolhouse was built in 1902 and required a lot of renovation when Linda bought it in 2005.

After reconfiguring all the rooms, lowering the floor and renovating the property, Linda set about adding the extension in 2008.

While the interiors are in keeping with the architecture with the older part of the home keeping a traditional design, the extension has a more modern feel.

Linda is interested in modern design that responds to its environs. For example, the exterior of the building is clad in cedar painted black so that it blends with the landscape surrounding the building.

PAt and Steve
Pat and Steve

Dublin
Social workers Stephen Jacques and Pat Donovan live in a modern two-bed apartment in Dublin’s city centre.

While Steve is originally from the UK, Pat is a Wexford man. After spending over a year combing Dublin city for a home, the two found these newly built apartments.

This home oozes style and it has clean lines with pops of colour through it’s artwork and objects. For all the lighting and furniture they opted for Danish designs.

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Armagh
Jacqueline, Francis Kiernan and their children live in a bungalow with a surprise in Co. Armagh.

The family bought the home in 2015, falling in love with the open plan living and the extensive grounds. Jackie had a very clear idea of the home she wanted and so the re-modelling began.

She changed the entrances to the house, gutted all the rooms, changed the kitchen and moved the fireplace. She would describe her style as a mix of Scandi, with soft industrial and mid-century furnishings. They also rethought the landscaping of the exterior gardens.

Jacqueline
Jacqueline and her family

Watch Home of the Year tonight on RTÉ One at 8:30pm.