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Grand Designs Australia Returns for Final Season Tonight on LifeStyle



Tonight on Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel, host and multiple-award-winning architect Peter Maddison will present the premiere episode of the final season of Grand Designs Australia.

Since joining the show in 2009, host Peter Maddison has been following the incredible journeys of Australia’s most ambitious and resilient architectural trailblazers.

In this, the series’ final season, Peter travels around Australia to follow eight new homeowners who are all ambitious dreamers who want to see their dreams realised and who are willing to go above and beyond in their search for innovative architectural solutions.

Grand Designs Australia explores the lengths, depths, and heights of these fearless and enthusiastic architectural pioneers, who have created remarkable designs, novel materials, and ingenious solutions in some of the world’s most severe locations.

This season features everything from shipping containers to radical underground dugouts to a modernist concrete home in locations as diverse as the scorching heat of Coober Pedy and the windswept coastline of South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula; the surfer paradise of Torquay, Victoria; and a 100-year-old hat factory in Sydney’s bustling inner city hotspot, Newtown.

Peter Maddison said: “It has been an absolute pleasure for me to have hosted Grand Designs Australia. It was unexpected at the time believing it may only last a few years, and here we are 12 years later.

It has gone way beyond my expectations; however, I had hoped to make 100 episodes as Kevin McCloud had done, and we have managed to achieve that in this upcoming season.

Grand Designs brings stories of real Australians to the surface and exposes the highs and lows, the tribulations, successes and failures. It is heartfelt and real, and it has been an absolute privilege to meet all the homeowners and to have been able to share their incredible stories.”

Wendy Moore, Group General Manager, LifeStyle and FOX ARENA, said: “For ten amazing seasons, Grand Designs Australia and our much-loved host Peter Maddison has celebrated the unique architectural dreams of Australian homeowners with a passion and curiosity that has been unmatched on our screens.

Peter leaves a legacy of genuine love for telling the stories behind some of our most ambitious design dreamers, and Foxtel has been proud to have brought this to our viewers as part of our slate of LifeStyle productions for so many years.”

Grand Designs Australia’s Final Season Premieres Wednesday 25 January 2023 at 8.30pm on LifeStyle.