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Series 10-Episode 1

Series 10-Episode 1

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Rural living doesn’t instantly bring images of cutting edge architecture to mind. Barns, thatched cottages and poky farmhouses, yes, but not striking, contemporary buildings with swooping roofs and glass walls. However, Kevin McCloud thinks there is a quiet revolution going on in our countryside and to prove it, he reminds us of some of Grand Designs’ most extraordinary country homes.

Among them is a super-eco house in Kent, an ultra-modern farmhouse slipping down a Berkshire hill, a renovated water treatment works in Chesterfield and an innovative oak-timbered home built on top of a tiny Cornish cottage, which Kevin describes as “one of the nicest homes I’ve ever, ever been in”.

Summary

Kevin McCloud follows the progress of architectural designer Lincoln Miles and his wife, artist Lisa Traxler, who want to create their own home on the Isle of Wight. They have bought a property on a prime piece of land and set out to convert it into a creative structure that harmonises with the unspoilt woodland setting.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Kevin McCloud
Executive Producer Charlie Bunce
Series Producer Madeleine Hall

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