Dublin home designed by Dermot Bannon put on the market 2 months ago

Dublin home designed by Dermot Bannon put on the market

The Room to Improve house is on sale.

By Fiona Frawley

A home that featured in an episode of Dermot Bannon's Room To Improve has hit the market for €495,000.

Obviously, for half a million quid they're not exactly giving it away, but still - that's usually around the cost of his refurbishments alone, never mind the house itself.

The property is based in Ballybrack, Dublin, and was built in 1971 by Tommy and Ann Breen who raised their six children there.

Many of the houses on the street were built by their owners, who had formed a homebuyers’ group and struck a deal with local authorities to build on the site, according to The Mirror.

The home was refurbished after the family's children left home and owner Tommy's health requirements meant he needed a wheelchair. Dermot Bannon took on the job and it featured in series three, episode three of Room to Improve, which aired back in 2009. The home is now fully wheelchair accessible.


Downstairs comprises double folding hall doors that open into the generously proportioned reception hall. The property had a reception room converted to a large double downstairs bedroom with en suite facilities. It was extended to the side creating a bright open plan family, kitchen, and separate dining area. The open space is infused with natural light (a Dermot Bannon specialty) with unexpected views at eye level in the kitchen of the Dublin Mountains.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms, an en suite, and a family shower room as well as an attic which is accessed via a pull-down ladder.

The property is listed by Lisney Sotheby's International Realty Dalkey.

This article originally appeared on LovinDublin.