This architect's stunning self-designed home won last night's episode of Home of the Year
Architect Niall Henry’s self designed home in Dublin won last night’s episode of Home of the Year.
Niall, from Dublin Design Studio, lives in the contemporary home with his wife Emma and their three children.
The home was eventually chosen as the winner, after judges Hugh Wallace, Deirdre Whelan and Patrick Bradley also reviewed an Edwardian home in Dublin city and a seaside bungalow in Waterford.
Niall's home sits alongside the homes of Emma’s sister and brother, which were also designed by Niall.
The challenge for him as an architect, he said, was to construct the homes on a narrow laneway which interacts with up to 20 back gardens.
All of the bedrooms upstairs face into each other, with windows looking out onto an elevated garden. This cancels out the need for windows on one entire side of the house, and protects neighbour's privacy.
Large windows were fitted throughout the ground floor of their open plan living area to optimise the light and to integrate the house and garden together.
And with three small children, Niall says, storage is imperative. The couple have integrated sleek cupboards throughout the home, which contributes to the homes sleek and modern look.