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Here's the £8 million house that won two Dublin brothers a top UK architecture prize

Finally, SOMETHING to spend our spare £8 million on.

Source: Gary Hoban

DUBLIN BROTHERS GARY and Brian Hoban have won a prestigious award in the UK for this £7.85 million house in Kingston-upon-Thames.

Architect Gary (31) designed Kylemore House, which won the gong for Best New Home outside London at the London Evening Standard best new homes awards.

Here's the £8 million house that won two Dublin brothers a top UK architecture prize
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    Source: Matthew Davis
  • Kylemore House

  • Kylemore House

  • Kylemore House

  • Kylemore House

  • Kylemore House

The property was developed by his brother Brian, who has worked in the London property market for 24 years. It is currently for sale with Savills.

Gary’s career has gone from strength to strength since he was forced to leave Ireland in search of work.

He told TheJournal.ie “When I came over in 2010, there was no work in Ireland. It was extremely poor for architects at home.”

He worked for three years with a London outfit specialising in high-end luxury accommodation. A year ago he left to set up his own practice.

“It’s a steady market. There’s always demand for high-end residential property in London, and property prices are going up at the moment.”

In addition to winning the category for  best home outside London, the pair’s project came second in the overall luxury home compeition.

The highly sought-after prizes are awarded for new homes completed in the UK during 2013.

Hoban says that he is currently working on another five projects, including a luxury penthouse apartment in Chelsea.

While he’s happy to work in London for the moment, Hoban said that he would consider returning to Ireland to work on projects as he’s encouraged by the uptick in the economy at home.

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Jack Horgan-Jones

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