Take a peek inside all three homes by clicking through the gallery above.

The ninth season of Home of the Year will champion creativity and showcase clever design and individuality, leaving judges Hugh Wallace, Amanda Bone, and Sara Cosgrove to make the tough calls in order to crown one overall winner.

The series will feature homes located all over Ireland and will include re-imagined semi-detached homes, renovation projects, architectural homes, restored period homes, and new builds.

This week on the show, viewers were given a peek inside three beautiful homes...

Sara and Neil Austin

Sara and Neil Austin

Sara and Neil Austin live in a Victorian home in Co. Down, along with their two young sons.

The house was built in 1896 and is a double-fronted Victorian property. When the family moved into the home in 2020, they redecorated and modernised every space.

They moved the kitchen, which had been located at the front of the house, to the rear of the property, and they also knocked through from the master bedroom into the adjacent room to create an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.

Sara loves period properties and has worked hard to restore the remaining classic features such as the stained-glass windows and the original fireplaces and cornicing.

Both Sara and Neil were conscious of respecting the heritage of the home while renovating, but also adding a modern twist to make the home functional for their young family.

Mags and John Phelan

Mags and John Phelan live in a contemporary country home along with their two teenage sons. The couple came across the property when house-hunting online while living in Kazakhstan and went sale-agreed without seeing it in person. A huge gamble, but luckily, they fell in love with it!

The home is a farm building conversion, made up of a barn at one end, a cow shed at the other, and a stone cottage. They bought the house in 2015 and began renovating the home and have been working on it ever since.

They wanted to upgrade the house and interiors to ensure the home was fit for purpose but at the same time respect and maintain the character of the property. The couple thinks of their house as a sanctuary and a wonderful family home.

Roisin and Stephen Whyte

Roisin and Stephen Whyte live in a contemporary new build family home in Dublin along with their four young children.

The couple started the project in 2018 and completed the home in 2020 and used ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) to build their home. Roisin says that Stephen was really passionate about the build process, putting his heart and soul into it whereas her enthusiasm lies more with the interiors, which she wanted to make sure reflected their family.

Roisin describes the interior style as fun, eclectic, and with a modern farmhouse twist and that every room has a little piece of their personality in it.

Click through the photo gallery at the top of the page to take a peek inside all three homes.