Cavan architect to feature on popular property TV show

A local Cavan architect will appear on national television later tonight.

Ronan Fitzpatrick and business partner Peter McGonigle of Craftstudio Architecture will feature in tonight's episode of RTE's series 'My Bungalow Bliss'.

Craftstudio Architecture redesigned and reimagined a bungalow in Ballina in County Mayo for local pharmacist Sarah Collins.

The house, built by Sarah's grandfather, was a typical 1970s' built bungalow, the design taken from Jack Fitzsimons book Bungalow Bliss.

The existing property was a typical bungalow with lots of small rooms arranged along a dark corridor. Like all bungalows, it faced the road!

The architects sought to work with the existing house as much as possible, adding only minimal extensions in order to open-up and re-orientate the space towards the mature south facing gardens. The house was also upgraded to an A3 BER rating, the highest possible for a renovation project.

The project was blighted by delays due to Covid and material shortages but all agree the final project was worth the wait.

The programme airs tonight, 10:15pm RTE1