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WINNER OF RT ONE'S HOME OF THE YEAR 2024 REVEALED

10/04/2024

Marty Campbell and Shane Murray have lifted the coveted Home of the Year 2024 trophy for their renovated 1920's terrace home in Dublin.

In tonight's final on RT One and RT Player, the three judges Hugh Wallace, Amanda Bone and Sara Cosgrove recapped the seven stunning finalists of the tenth series of Home of the Year. And announced Shane and Marty as this year's winners.

The couple's style was inspired by their passion for hotels and travel. They love how their home represents their personalities and their lives together. When Shane and Marty purchased their house in 2022 it was in a state of disrepair. Renovating the home was a big project which involved upgrading the heating system, replacing windows and knocking down a wall. They also repositioned the kitchen and gutted the interior and exterior of the home and changed the front garden layout to allow for an electric charging station for a car.

Judge Hugh Wallace said: Our winner is special because of the attention to detail, the bold colour schemes and really every single inch was used in this home! This series we visited so many yummy homes up and down the country and as always, it's been an absolute pleasure to see the creativity and design flare of all the homeowners. Home of the Year is a great escape, what a joy!

Judge Amanda Bone said: This competition is so special because it's about our homes which have a heart and soul which help to make us who we are. The winning home won for its clever, imaginative and intriguing refurbishment. The sheer variety of Irish homeowners' design interests are very well demonstrated by the different types of homes in the final. Another stellar year.

Judge Sara Cosgrove said: Series ten and what a series! I loved traveling the country and exploring a whole range of homes competing this year. It was incredibly difficult to choose our seven finalists, the quality and individuality of the homes are clear to see. For the final three homes to be refurbishments of older homes and for the styles of those to be so diverse are a great example of how a home can be made truly unique to the homeowner. In saying this I feel the winner is a truly worthy one showcasing what Home of the Year is all about, individuality, personality and clever design.

Winners Marty Campbell and Shane Murray said: We are over the moon. We are delighted. It's been such a great experience, so we are happy, proud, all those emotions! We didn't believe we'd get into the final. We didn't believe we would win it so it's been amazing. Seeing the standard of the homes. I just don't know how the judges picked so hats off to everyone else who made the final.

The other six finalists were:

Peter Carvill The Gate Lodge in Tyrone

Kieran and Olivia McDaid - The Rectory in Derry

Craig Dee & Matthew O'Rourke Renovated country cottage in Waterford

Ian Humphreys and Sarah MacCarthy - The Old School House in Cork

Rebecca & Eamonn McMackin New build family home in Offaly

Eugene McCarthy - Modern terrace in Dublin

Home of the Year is proudly sponsored by AIB.

Catch up with all the episodes of Series 10 and earlier series of Home of the Year on RT Player www.rte.ie/player
LINK: https://about.rte.ie/2024/04/10/winner-of-rte-ones-home-of-the-year-20...
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