Architect Dermot Bannon with quantity surveyor Lisa Oâ??Brien. (Picture courtesy of RTÉ)

With Daniel O'Donnell's house featured last week on RTE's 'Room to Improve', there will be keen interest locally in episode 2 on Sunday night as the programme will focus on a project in Fermoy.

Here, architect Dermot Bannon attempts a challenging combination of old and new for his clients Dave and Susie Horan as he merges a high-end, luxurious extension overlooking the town park in Fermoy, complete with swim spa, gym and sauna, with the 170-year-old mansion that Susie fell in love with as a teenager. 

The build, overseen by Dermot and quantity surveyor Lisa O'Brien, was executed by Araglin-based builder, Michael Lyons.

Susie (nee O'Farrell) from Greenhill, Fermoy, used to babysit in the old Georgian house that stands high above the Mallow Road …

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