Home of the Year returned to RTÉ One for a seventh series with two new judges at the helm. This year returning judge, architect and founding partner of Douglas Wallace Consultants, Hugh Wallace is joined by two new judges, award winning interior designer Suzie Mc Adam and award-winning architect Amanda Bone.

Every Tuesday night, you can visit three houses from around the country virtually from the comfort of your own couch. The series this year features a diverse mix of homes including converted mills, a converted schoolhouse, apartments, bespoke architectural new builds, re-imagined cottages and bungalows, DIY homes, restored period homes and vernacular buildings.

Take a look at the video and photos below to get a glimpse at the homes and see if a 1800s piano works as a kitchen island?

David O' Brien, Co. Cork 


David O' Brien built a modern and bespoke home for himself in the Cork countryside. It was a self-build home with help from his brother and it took two years to complete.

He has been collecting vintage and antique furniture pieces for years and feels they have created interesting interiors in his home.  One of the most unique design choices is the use of an 1800s piano as a kitchen island.

It looks like a modern take on a traditional barn. He worked with an architect to create a design that was unique, spacious and very much to his style. David loves modern architecture and vintage antique furniture so he wanted these to compliment each other.

David has considered every corner of his home and he loves the airy feeling, the black exterior colour and the natural light. David designed all of the interiors himself and put a huge amount of work onto the design of his home. 


Trish O' Brien, Co Clare

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Trish O' Brien re-designed an early 1900s farmhouse in Co. Clare to create a modern family home for her family. She designed a modern extension with an architect that linked to the original farmhouse.

They gutted the farmhouse back to its original state so they could keep the traditional exterior. The extension is very modern with open plan spaces downstairs and has a glass link to the original house.

The home has four bedrooms and was a big passion project for Trish. The interior style is bright, modern with a mix of textures. 

Ediana and Kevin Dolan, Co. Westmeath

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Ediana and Kevin Dolan were very hands on when transforming their three-bedroom semi-detached home in Co. Westmeath. They put their own stamp on the house to suit their family needs by doing all of the work themselves and on a budget. 

When they bought the house, it had been rented out for nine years and was in need of a big revamp. They were brave with their design choices and wanted their home to reflect their personalities.

They describe their style as modern with a hint of older influences and Ediana loves to upcycle. They love to experiment with textures and colours.

They are proud of the home that they have created for themselves and their two children.