Small Dublin cottage wins Home of the Year

Jen Sheahan, and her late 1800s artisan cottage in Dublin, has scooped the coveted title of RTÉ Home of the Year 2021.

The seventh series of Home of the Year saw the three judges Hugh Wallace, Suzie Mc Adam and Amanda Bone visit 21 homes across the country to eventually chose Jen’s as the ultimate winner.

“Entering the living/kitchen/ dining area was terrific because it’s such a small footprint of the house,” said Hugh Wallace. “It has great functionality for a small home but even better – big personality and that came from the homeowner.”


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email

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