Kostas, originally from Greece, wanted to design and build a family home for his wife and daughter. Even though the site is in the middle of the woods he still wanted to bring nature into the space.
An architect who designed a family home in the middle of a woods in Co Clare has won this week's episode of Home of the Year.
Kostas Wootis, originally from Greece, explained how he wanted to integrate his home into its natural surroundings.
He did this by making an internal garden in his home, and incorporating plants into the space. Plants have a calming influence and help to create a relaxing atmosphere, he says.
The couple invested in good insulation and high spec windows but kept their costs to a minimum by using MDF for things such as architraves, skirting boards and fireplace surrounds.The main living room is upstairs, allowing the room to face south west so they could avail of the evening sun and beautiful views.