The “House of the Year” returns with a new judge and 21 inviting spaces
He is back! We can’t wait to peek inside 21 fabulous spaces asreturns on February 15 – and viewers can look forward to meeting its new judge, Sara Cosgrove.
Award-winning interior designer Sara joins returning judges, architect and founding partner of Douglas Wallace Consultants Hugh Wallace and award-winning architect Amanda Bone.
Joining the RTÉ One ratings winner judging panel, Sara said: “Having the opportunity to join the team for this seasonis wonderful. Traveling up and down the country with my fellow judges to visit the diverse and eye-opening lineup of 21 homes was so inspiring. »
A longtime fan of the show, Sara added, “I’ve always loved the show and have watched all the episodes over the past few years, so I’m glad I got involved.”
Sara is the founder of two design companies, Sara Cosgrove Studio and Grove & Co.
Before starting her own business in 2014, she worked at several major design houses, including Helen Green Design and Candy & Candy, and was appointed Design Manager at Harrods London.
During these years, she specialized in high-end residential, commercial and development projects.
On his first outing as a judge onshe said, “It was great to see the diversity of design approach, and yet to see the common elements of dedication and creativity in these special homes.”
Every Tuesday for eight weeks from February 15, 2022, we can join Sara, Hugh and Amanda and Sara as they explore properties in Cork, Kerry, Galway, Wicklow, Down, Longford, Sligo, Kilkenny, Antrim and Tipperary .
The eighth series ofwill champion creativity, showcase smart design, and feature a diverse mix of residences, including restored period homes, reimagined cottages and bungalows, DIY homes, and architectural new builds.
In search of individuality, functionality and clever design, the three judges will each score homes out of 10 and the home with the highest combined score in each program will advance to the finals in April, where the winner will be crowned.
is produced by ShinAwiL for RTÉ One. The new series of Home of the Year airs on RTÉ One at 8.30pm on Tuesday February 15 and runs for eight weeks.
Home of the Year 2022 will be available on demand on RTÉ Player each week after the broadcast. Box sets of the previous seven series are available on RTÉ Player.
Hugh Wallace is an award-winning architect and founding partner of Douglas Wallace Consultants.
Hugh has a passion for creative design that engages with his audience to create conversation. This is Hugh’s eighth year as a judge onand he says he loves getting a sense of a homeowner’s personality as soon as they walk through the door, believing your home is your opportunity to express your creativity.
Sara Cosgrove is an award-winning interior designer and the founder of two design companies, Sara Cosgrove Studio and Grove & Co.
Before starting her own business in 2014, she worked at several major design houses, including Helen Green Design and Candy & Candy, and was appointed Design Manager at Harrods London. During these years, she specialized in high-end residential, commercial and development projects.
Within her own businesses, Sara and her teams work on a wide range of projects globally, including residential private commissions, multi-unit developments and hospitality.
Sara is an industry commentator and speaker with regular contributions to The Gloss, The Irish Times and had a regular ‘ask the expert’ column in the Sunday Times Ireland.
Sara found it a privilege to be able to visit all 21 houses as a judge on House of the Year and found herself surprised and inspired along the way.
This is Sara’s first series as a judge on the show.
Award-winning architect Amanda Bone worked in Paris, New York and Dublin before founding Amanda Bone Architects, a multi-award-winning architectural firm based in South Dublin.
Amanda specializes in unique single-family homes ranging from contemporary new builds to sheltered structure renovations. Amanda is also a design studio and professional practice tutor at the Dublin School of Architecture, Technological University Dublin.
Amanda believes that our homes offer us a sanctuary and a place to express ourselves and our interests. This is Amanda’s second year as a judge on the show and she says she loves the element of surprise on