John Goodwin’s fresh and exciting approach to design was appreciated by millions of viewers worldwide when his Dublin penthouse apartment was the winning property on the hit USA TV show, House Hunters International 2019. His home featured in Season 134, Episode 13, as Liffey Runs Through It.
Set back from the River Liffey, just off the Samuel Beckett Bridge, and along Excise Walk, the three-bedroom penthouse is roomy in size at 134 m2 (1442 sq. ft). The fully furnished, interior designed property offers luxury living and is the jackpot bonanza in an incredible prize draw.
“Can’t you just imagine yourself curled up on the luxurious velvet sofa in front of the fire or sipping espresso on the terrace relaxing on your rattan lounger, living your best life relishing in the knowledge that your little slice of heaven, only cost you the price of a train ticket,” Goodwin says of the entry tickets, which cost €58/£50 each on winapenthousedublin.com.
“There is a considerable demand for accommodation in this fashionable area of Dublin with consistent high rental incomes achieved. For those not looking to relocate to Dublin’s docklands, the penthouse can help you earn over €50,000 annually, based on recent open market rental values.”
Goodwin designed the interiors himself after a long career in the wider creative arts – something that is in his blood.
Born in Manchester to Irish parents in the 1970s, his family moved back to Ireland in the early 1980s. He is the product of a highly creative family; his grandparents owned the famous Goodwins Dance Hall in Bonniconlon where locals danced the night away, and legend has it bottles of Poitín would miraculously appear during the dances.
Goodwin’s professional career on the stage began at 10 years of age, performing nightly at the Jurys Irish Cabaret in Dublin. He quickly learned the importance of hard work, dedication and the constant pursuit of excellence. He trained at the world famous Inis Ealga Academy in Dublin.
A student of Marie Duffy - the undisputed queen of Irish dance and dance director/choreographer of Michael Flatley’s international sensation Lord of the Dance - alongside Maitiu O’Maoileidigh he quickly lived up to his potential, taking multiple prizes at local and international level, and repeatedly placing first in the World Irish Dancing Championships with the dance troupe Inis Ealga.
After graduating with an honours degree from university in Oxford the stage called again, but in a very different way. He ran away with the circus and spent more than 15 years with the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil, touring shows around the globe. Goodwin was the first Irish person hired by the live entertainment powerhouse and he became the youngest director in the company at 28-years-of-age.
His trailblazing work with Cirque du Soleil took him across Europe, the United States and Mexico, he opened new markets in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, The United Arab Emirates, South Korea and China. Cirque shows continuously broke records each season at the Royal Albert Hall London, firmly positioning Goodwin as a respected and accomplished figure in the entertainment industry.
In 2014, he established the creative production collective Olde Town Pictures in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, New York, alongside partners Bryan Cranston and the now-defunct Weinstein Company. His first foray as a producer, on short film Ship of Fools (2014), was selected for the Cannes Film Festival short film programme, the Cinevision Festival, the Sarasota Film Festival, and the Saint Tropez Film Festival, taking home awards for Best Male in a Leading Role and Best Producers. The award-winning soundtrack was crafted by Brendan McGuirk and Tony Perry, son of legendary Aerosmith guitarist, Joe Perry.
On his return to Ireland Goodwin focused his creativity dedicating himself to property, art and design. From the refurbished church that was his home in Brooklyn, to his secluded woodlands lodge in Co Mayo, he has developed a unique design point of view; refined industrial chic.
His keen eye has also helped him to amass an understated art collection including Ann Carrington, Damien Hirst and upcoming artists such as Maser.
Now, you have an opportunity of a lifetime to tap into some of John Goodwin’s talent for yourself by entering to win his three-bedroom penthouse.
“I am sick of investors snapping up every new apartment building in the docklands. No one local has the chance to buy a home and live locally. My friends are priced out of the area from lack of supply. They have moved out of town and are now forced into a long commute to get back to work,” Goodwin says, adding, “It’s virtually impossible to save for a deposit. I hope someone in need wins this apartment, and it changes their lives for the better.”
Be in with a chance to own a part of Dublin City with a prize draw that is open worldwide. Limited tickets available for €58/£50 per entry on winapenthousedublin.com