Stunning Cork home is visited by Dermot Bannon

A Cork house features in the second episode of Dermot Bannon's Incredible Homes, this week.
Stunning Cork home is visited by Dermot Bannon

HOME, SWEET HOME: Dermot Bannon in West Cork for his Incredible Homes series

THE pandemic has had most of us cooped up in the four walls of our homes for the bones of seven months.

However, that is no bad thing when your home is as stunning as the one that features in the second episodes of Dermot Bannon’s Incredible Homes on RTÉ1 at 9.30pm on Sunday.

The celebrity architect takes a trip to West Cork, to check out one of the country’s most spectacular houses, in Goleen, designed by world-famous architect Niall McLaughlin.

Underneath the four mono-pitched extensions of this house, Dermot is led through a series of pavilions, each one stepping down to finally reveal sensational sea views in the final room.

Meanwhile, property owners will also be delighted that architect Róisín Murphy, builder Peter Finn and their crew are back with a brand new series of Home Rescue on RTÉ1 on Thursday at 7pm.

Once again, the team will be redesigning rooms and bringing order to cluttered chaos, and in the first episode, they are in Swords, North County Dublin to bring life back into a conservatory.

Super-mum and hairdresser Sinead and her 11 year old daughter Jodi live there, and mum is still recovering after beating breast cancer, and has had to put her mobile hairdressing business on pause.

But, having turned her garage into a self-contained rental, Ainead’s conservatory has become a floor to ceiling clutter-storage room that she just doesn’t have the energy to tackle alone.

In Home Rescue, Róisín hatches a plan to rescue the room, bringing light and space back into Sinead’s home, but when she reveals her vision of an open plan kitchen and sun room opening out to the garden, builder Peter reckons she’s asking too much of the crew, given the limited time.

Added to the construction challenge is the fact that Sinead loves her kitchen so much, her daughter Jodi warns the crew they better “run a mile” if they ruin it!

As Róisín expands her plan, suggesting the addition of a ‘garden room’, construction headaches and late nights beckon for an increasingly frustrated Peter.

Surrounded by her friends and sisters, Sinead gets to grips with a major sorting job on the green opposite the house, but her description of the rescue as “Christmas is coming” is not reflected in the mood of Peter and his hard-pressed crew.

As time begins to run out and the list of jobs to be done gets longer, will the team be able to turn two rooms into one and give hairdresser Sinead’s home the ultimate up-do?

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