A GRAND piano... in a kitchen?!
That may not be to everyone's taste, but the design quirk of the 1800s piano as a kitchen island didn't stop a Cork home from winning the first episode in the new series of Home Of The Year on RTÉ1, tonight (Tuesday).
David O’ Brien's property near Ballygarvan won heaps of praise from judges Hugh Wallace, Suzie McAdam and Amanda Bone, and was named the winner. It will now go through the the Home Of The Year final in the spring.
David built the modern and bespoke home for himself in the Cork countryside. It was a self-build home with help from his brother and took two years to complete. It looks like a modern take on a traditional barn.
He worked with an architect to create a design that was unique, spacious and very much to his style. David loves modern architecture and vintage antique furniture so he wanted these to compliment each other.
He has been collecting vintage and antique furniture pieces for years and feels they have created interesting interiors in his home. One of the most unique design choices is the use of the 1800s piano as a kitchen island.
David has considered every corner of his home and he loves the airy feeling, the black exterior colour and the natural light. He designed all of the interiors himself and put a huge amount of work onto the design of his home.