Kevin McCloud, architect Damion Burrows, and Michelle Ogundehin, editor-at-large of Elle Decoration, take a look at five more inspiring homes fighting it out for a place on the shortlist for the most prestigious prize in residential architecture: the Royal Institute of British Architects House of the Year 2017. This episode considers homes in the country.
There’s a luxurious tree house in Dorset that shows off the wonder of wood; an awe-inspiring cantilevered concrete home on the Isle of Purbeck, with floor-to-ceiling glazing; a cluster of zinc-clad boxes imitating local traditional Scottish farmsteads; and a 17th century barn in Devon that’s been sensitively restored for modern living. Which of them will make it onto the shortlist for the coveted big prize?
Dirs: Katy Tooth, Robin Leach
Exec Prod: Fiona Caldwell
Series Prod/Dir: Ned Williams
Prod Co: Boundless
Grand Designs: House Of The Year Episode 3 (of 4) airs Wednesday 21 November 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on Channel 4.