5 Properties Worthy of Home of the Year

5 Properties Worthy of Home of the Year

Featured Properties

If you eagerly anticipate every episode of Home Of the Year then you are going to love the 5 houses listed below!  These have been carefully chosen by our own judging panel and we believe these could be contenders of the title.  From schoolhouse transformation to a gothic revival & red brick facade to rolling countryside views, you won't be disappointed by these showstoppers. 


#1 Kilternan, Dublin 18



The Old Schoolhouse, Enniskerry Road — Kilternan, Dublin 18

Beds: 4

Baths: 3

Price: €1,395,000


This is one of the most incredible schoolhouse transformations.  Period charm meets stylish and contemporary living after its remodel.  And that 2-storey cedar-clad extension to the side and dramatic glazed atrium to the rear are designed to maximise both light and the views of the idyllic countryside.


Plenty of space to entertain in 3 reception rooms while the stunning modern kitchen leads onto the granite patio perfect for alfresco dining.  There’s also a playroom/gym, snug and the master bedroom suite has a balcony that benefits from the views over the mountains.  Having easy access to shopping centres, schools, golf courses, equestrian centres and the marina, it’s the ultimate dream home in a dream location!


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#2 Ballsbridge, Dublin 4



23 Elgin Road — Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Beds: 4

Baths: 3

Price: €3,500,000


Imagine yourself walking through the hallway with immaculate period details that literally goes on and on into the reception rooms, the open plan kitchen/dining area at garden level and the bedrooms.  This redbrick Victorian has also been extended and upgraded resulting in a fusion of intricate elements and contemporary style providing comfort and convenience for modern-day living.


At the rear is a generous living room extension with floor to ceiling glass sliding doors to the patio area and a south-facing garden, featuring an astroturf lawn and a self-catering small studio apartment with kitchenette and en-suite.  And the location? Right in the heart of Ballsbridge.


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#3 Kilkenny City, Kilkenny



Jenkinstown House Jenkinstown — Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

Beds: 3

Baths: 2

Price: €1,050,000


A magnificent 19th-century castellated house in the Gothic Revival style set on 6.7 acres of private grounds just a 10-minute drive from the city centre.  After significant restoration and redecoration works completed circa 2015, the residence has been as glorious as ever. 


Comprising a very stunning private family home with so much space and many extras, the elegant auditorium theatre is also rented occasionally as a theatre space or as a wedding venue.  On the grounds lay three shepherd’s huts available to rent for glamping enthusiasts which can be included in the purchase.  Surrounded by the woodland walking trails, the Walled Garden and the Park, Jenkinstown House is a slice of paradise.


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#4 Kildimo, Limerick



Cloonagulleen — Kildimo, Limerick

Beds: 5

Baths: 5

Price: €1,200,000


A house that has raised the bar higher in countryside living.  Nestled on c.33 acres of idyllic setting between the N69 and the N21, it is surrounded by landscaped grounds with a stud railing to the rear of the house, a sand arena, stables and grooms’ quarters so feel free to bring the horses.


This spacious country dream consists of the stunning entrance hall, the open plan kitchen/living area with an impressive island unit and a snug seating area in the corner.  The living area features a beautiful chandelier and a stove, making it a cosy area in the winter months.  There are also sliding doors opening to the paved area, perfect for alfresco entertaining.  The master suite has floor to ceiling windows and ensuite, all bedrooms are doubles and space for an office.  When you see the high-quality finishes and attention to detail throughout, it will be love at first sight.


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#5 Clontarf, Dublin 3



136 Vernon Avenue — Clontarf, Dublin 3

Beds: 3

Baths: 1

Price: €750,000


Behind the traditional red brick facade is a very high-end home transformed with unique style and panache.  Fall in love with the stunning open plan kitchen/dining/living space with parquet flooring, a dramatic black & white kitchen and a huge island acting as the perfect focal point for family life and social gatherings. 


Additional features include a large patio and sunny mature garden at the rear, a garage, a new contemporary bathroom and an attic suitable for conversion.   This transformed beauty is conveniently located within Clontarf’s wonderful amenities and neighbouring the renowned St Anne’s Park, a nature lover’s paradise, which is just unbeatable!


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