My Favourite Grand Designs

2nd September 2019

Grand Designs has been one of the staple design and architecture shows on TV since I can remember and over the years there have been some truly incredible houses built. Here are some of my favourites.

Container House

Container House

A young farmer and architect in Northern Ireland hopes to make a home out of four large shipping containers welded together to form a giant cross.

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Corkellis House

Corkellis House

Interior designer Kathryn has decided to design and build her own Scandinavian-inspired house on a hillside plot in her parents' back garden in Falmouth, Cornwall.

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The Loch House

The Loch House

A million pound house built on the edge of a sleepy Scottish Loch as a cure for the stress-related illness of the owner and a healthy, tranquil life for his family.

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Turf House

Turf House

On the Isle of Skye, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain, Rebecca and Indi are building a turf-roofed contemporary home to withstand gale force winds and some sceptical locals.

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Corn Yard

Corn Yard

Identical twins Nik and Jon build near identical houses in Sheffield. Raised on steel stilts, these two extraordinary properties pay tribute to Sheffield's industrial past.

This episode is not available on demand yet.

Scotland Cliff Top House

Scotland Cliff Top House

Andy and Jeanette plan a precarious cliff-top build on the west coast of Scotland. There are battles with extreme weather, budget overruns, and a sudden emotional shock.

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Last Updated: Monday 9th September to add Scotland Cliff Top House.