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Grand Designs Australia: Carlton, VIC (S10EP3 LifeStyle Thurs 19 May 2022)

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Building a big house in inner city Melbourne is a tricky business stymied by heritage overlays, a lack of available space and soaring property prices. But Annalise, the architect, and Kim, the project manager, have devised a strategy to overcome these obstacles and transform their cramped 1850s Carlton terrace into a multi-story modern home with a large garden and a triple car-stacker.

Their strategy was to dig down and build up and out, resulting in a remarkable home that blends old and new, redefining inner-city living. The catch is that Annalise is in Dubai with the kids, leaving Kim to manage this complicated and unusual construction project in the face of border closures, lockdowns, and construction delays. Kim’s resolve and relationships are put to the test as the project drags on with his family on the other side of the world.

Airdate: Thurs 19 May 2022 at 20:30 on LifeStyle

Season 10 Episode 3

Hosted by leading Australian architect, Peter Maddison, each episode in the three-part series will feature a different approach to building a home in regional Australia. From the artistic brothers bonding over a spectacular one bedroom creation at Yackandandah, to a pair who are swapping out their life running a grand old Bendigo bed and breakfast for a bold new and dramatically modern enterprise, and the couple building a fire proof, sustainable, non-toxic house at Kinglake.