The home was originally made up of small, dark and cold rooms before the couple gutted the property to create a stunning modern home flooded with light

Niamh Peare, an architect and interior designer, and James, an engineer, opened up their 1970s Dubin home after it underwent a complete renovation.

The home was originally made up of small, dark and cold rooms before the couple gutted the property to create a stunning modern home flooded with light.

Niamh’s skills as an architect and interior designer no doubt came into good use when she designed custom-built furniture and an exciting mix of materials, textures and patterns throughout the home.

The home is built with a working family in mind, with space for Niamh and James to work as well as plenty of room for their two young daughters to grow.

The family opened up their home in the latest season of RTE’s Home of the Year, but sadly just missed out on a place in the final with a combined score of 25.

RTÉ’s Home of the Year is back for a new series and with a new judge on board. This year returning judges, architect and founding partner of Douglas Wallace Consultants, Hugh Wallace and award winning architect Amanda Bone are joined by new judge, award winning interior designer Sara Cosgrove.

Every Tuesday for eight weeks from February 15th, join the judging panel of Hugh, Amanda and Sara as they explore 21 stunning homes across Ireland. The series will feature homes in Galway, Wicklow, Down, Cork, Longford, Sligo, Kilkenny, Antrim, Kerry and Tipperary.

See inside the stunning home in the photostory below