It looks like Home of the Year viewers and the judges finally agreed!
People watching at home are quick to call out the judges’ decisions, but everyone seemed to be in consensus this time around.
Jacqui and Rob Naughton won over viewers and judges alike with their beautiful home in Mayo.
The home had been in Robert’s family when the couple purchased it in 2020. It was originally built in the early 1900s and the property had seen many uses over the years, including formerly being a girls’ secondary school.
However, it had been vacant for a few years before Rob and Jacqui moved in. And they took the opportunity to completely remodel the home into something they loved.
“My parents bought the property in 1977. I lived here for nine years, I think,” Rob explained.
“My parents lived here until they both passed away and we took over the property in 2019.”
“When we moved back here we were the only family living on the street and since then two more families moved to the street.”
Hugh and Sara each award the property nine marks while Amanda gives it a seven. That means that it was awarded a total of 25.
They then headed to Dublin, to visit Jean and John Farrell who live in a modern new build home in Dublin.
The couple had previously spent 26 years in a Victorian home and their new property couldn’t be any further from that if they tried.
When their children moved out the couple had a dream to build a contemporary house in the garden of their old home. And they did just that with their gorgeous new home.
The judges enjoyed the home, scoring it 24.
To finish up they headed to Kildare, where they visited an apartment that is home to María Alcazar, Michael Swan and their daughter, Sofia.
They bought the property over 20 years ago in 2001 and immediately set to work to turn it into the home of their dreams.
“It’s mostly open plan and quite colourful,” María explained.
The judges lauded the bright and bold aspects of the apartment but in the end it was awarded 24.
Home of the Year airs on RTÉ One on Tuesdays at 8.30pm