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Grand Designs’ Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

Kevin Macleod’s Grandest Designs! Presenter teases his favourite builds before unveiling his top five in a 20th anniversary episode tonight

  • Kevin Macleod will countdown his five favourite Grand Design builds on a special commemorative episode
  • Kevin’s Grandest Design, which airs on Channel 4 tonight, will see the presenter reveal his top picks 
  • Thehost appeared on This Morning where he opened up about some of his favorite moments on the show

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Kevin Macleod has offered a sneak peek at his all-time favourite Grand Designs build ahead of a commemorative episode airing tonight. 

The TV presenter will countdown his top five picks on Kevin’s Grandest Designs, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the hit Channel 4 show. 

A brief trailer shown on This Morning offers viewers an idea of the properties that might make an appearance. 

Among them is the £800K snake-like home that nestles in the Blackdown Hills in the West Country created by Stephen and Elizabeth Tetlow to reflect their love of nature.  

As well as and the spectacular £7.5million home in Holland Park that was originally a music studio which saw the likes of Shirley Bassey, Queen and John Lennon record there. 

THE FOSSIL SHELL 

Blackdown Hills, Devon – series 18

Nature-loving couple Stephen and Elizabeth Tetlow created this £800K home to resemble a fossil shell  in 2017 – the couple wanted a house which reflected their respective passions – his work as an engineer and Elizabeth’s as a horticulturist 

Inspiration for this home came from a  fossilised ammonite shell Stephen spotted on a desk and he drew up the plans himself with the help of a single architect

Inspiration for this home came from a  fossilised ammonite shell Stephen spotted on a desk and he drew up the plans himself with the help of a single architect

The modern interior of the home boasted a curved roof which followed the same pattern of the home's exterior and had a white and bronze colour scheme which perfectly complimented the house's wooden paneling

The modern interior of the home boasted a curved roof which followed the same pattern of the home’s exterior and had a white and bronze colour scheme which perfectly complimented the house’s wooden paneling 

The home has breathtaking views over the Blackdown Hills where Somerset borders Devon and features several windows around the house for the couple to enjoy natural light throughout the day

The home has breathtaking views over the Blackdown Hills where Somerset borders Devon and features several windows around the house for the couple to enjoy natural light throughout the day 

THE FORMER RECORDING STUDIO 

Holland Park, London – series 12  

This £7.5million home in Holland Park was created by interior designer Audrey Lovelock and her husband Jeff after being converted from Lansdowne Studios, which saw the likes of Shirley Bassey, Queen and John Lennon record there

This £7.5million home in Holland Park was created by interior designer Audrey Lovelock and her husband Jeff after being converted from Lansdowne Studios, which saw the likes of Shirley Bassey, Queen and John Lennon record there 

The stunning home was bought from the studio’s owner and engineer Adrian Kerridge in 2006 and is now a four-bedroom flat

The stunning home was bought from the studio’s owner and engineer Adrian Kerridge in 2006 and is now a four-bedroom flat

The four double bedrooms each has an en suite bathroom, a luxury wet room, gym, cinema room and wine room as well as two terraces  one of which can be used for parking

The four double bedrooms each has an en suite bathroom, a luxury wet room, gym, cinema room and wine room as well as two terraces  one of which can be used for parking

The converted flat is in Lansdowne House, which was built in 1904 as a place where struggling painters could work, and there are 11 other flats in the building

The converted flat is in Lansdowne House, which was built in 1904 as a place where struggling painters could work, and there are 11 other flats in the building

THE WINTER PALACE

Brixton, series 12 

The Winter Palace in Brixton was designed by architect Carl Turner for himself and his partner Mary Martin in 2013 and the eco-friendly £1.5million house in South London boasts three-storeys and a glacial exterior

The Winter Palace in Brixton was designed by architect Carl Turner for himself and his partner Mary Martin in 2013 and the eco-friendly £1.5million house in South London boasts three-storeys and a glacial exterior

This home's exterior was achieved through the use of milky glass panels over polished concrete and Mr Turner claimed the insulation is so good it is one of the most energy-efficient homes in the UK

This home’s exterior was achieved through the use of milky glass panels over polished concrete and Mr Turner claimed the insulation is so good it is one of the most energy-efficient homes in the UK 

The home's modern interior features simple white walls, sliding doors of white birch ply, some coated with a thin layer of steel and is decorated with chic matching furniture

The home’s modern interior features simple white walls, sliding doors of white birch ply, some coated with a thin layer of steel and is decorated with chic matching furniture 

The minimalist home has a grey and white colour scheme and features a geometric-style stair case and the home has underfloor heating

The minimalist home has a grey and white colour scheme and features a geometric-style stair case and the home has underfloor heating 

THE SHIPPING CONTAINER MASTERPIECE

Derry, Northern Ireland, series 14

Farmer and architect Patrick Bradley created this home in 2013 and the £133k dream home is made entirely out of  four shipping containers and located in Derry, Northern Ireland

Farmer and architect Patrick Bradley created this home in 2013 and the £133k dream home is made entirely out of  four shipping containers and located in Derry, Northern Ireland 

Patrick's home is located over a stream at a beautiful and secluded spot on the family farm and the four shipping containers form a giant cross

 Patrick’s home is located over a stream at a beautiful and secluded spot on the family farm and the four shipping containers form a giant cross

Patrick designed both the interior and exterior of the containers and the qualified architect created a home that could work on a dual level, fulfilling his needs as farmer, and also an architect

Patrick designed both the interior and exterior of the containers and the qualified architect created a home that could work on a dual level, fulfilling his needs as farmer, and also an architect

Kevin McCloud’s Top 20 Builds 

 The Artist’s Muse, Skye 

Modest Contemporary Home, Woodbridge 

Straw Bale House, Islington 

The Glass House, Brixton 

Futuristic Bungalow, Peckham 

Cedar Clad Contemporary Box, Stirling 

Huf House, Walton 

Recycled Bungalow, Isle of Wight 

The Apprentice Store, Somerset 

The Stilt House, East Sussex

The Container House, Derry

 

The Rock House, Wyre Forest

House on the Hill, Herefordshire

Rustic, Sussex

Vaulted Arch, Kent

Artist Barn, Braintree

Hedgehog Housing co-op, Brighton

Floating House, South Downs

The Shed House, County Down

The Water Tower, Kennington

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