House of the Week: Galway family residence benefits from a designer’s subtle touch

The Pines, a four-bed home in Ballinasloe, is now on the market guiding conservatively at €450,000

The unique character of the Pines is apparent on approach along the driveway

The Pines in Ballinasloe, Co Galway sits well back from the road, with a sweeping driveway up to the front door. The first thing that strikes you is the interesting, multilevel slate roof. It goes for a walk over three different levels, and sprouts a dormer window in the centre. The effect is so subtly off-the-wall that you can’t wait to see the interior.

It is no surprise that the vendors are interior designer Brenda ...