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Grand Designs: House of the Year

Series 2-Episode 1

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Lovers of house porn, this is a treat. Kevin McCloud takes us round some of Britain’s most cutting-edge contemporary homes, all of which are in the running for what is considered to be the Bafta of the architecture world: the Royal Institute of British Architects’ House of the Year Award.

He starts with five enviably gorgeous country homes including one that hovers dramatically over a Cornish cliff and a Scottish house inspired by a collection of abandoned farm sheds.


Kevin McCloud is joined by architects Damion Burrows and Zac Monro to explore some of Britain's most cutting-edge homes, all of which are in the running for the RIBA House of the Year Award. They begin by looking at five country homes on the long-list for the prize, including a large house camouflaged within a hill, a loving restoration of a prototype modernist retreat in Wiltshire, a Scottish home that blends an agricultural exterior with a sleek modern interior and a slice of California modernism in Cornwall. Kevin then reveals which will make it onto the shortlist.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Kevin McCloud
Contributor Damion Burrows
Contributor Zac Monro
Executive Producer John Comerford
Series Director Emma Webster
Series Producer Emma Webster
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