Dermot Bannon interview: Thinking outside the box

Back on our screens with a new series of Incredible Homes, Dermot Bannon is anxious that the show be seen not as ostentatious property porn, but as simple escapism for the troubling times we live in

Dermot Bannon at his revamped home in Drumcondra. Picture: Marc O’Sullivan

Here’s a tip: if Dermot Bannon ever offers you coffee in his kitchen, accept without hesitation. I politely demur, despite his insistence that he is making one for himself, and then watch on as he rustles up what can only be described as a professional-grade brew. He carefully decants beans into an imposing coffee machine, integrated into his sleek kitchen, with the nous of a true connoisseur. If the architecture gigs ever happen to peter ...