In this fourth and final episode of Grand Designs: House Of The Year, Kevin McCloud reveals the winner of the most prestigious prize for residential architecture: the Royal Institute of British Architects House of the Year 2017.
But first, Kevin, the architect Damion Burrows, and Michelle Ogundehin, editor-at-large of Elle Decoration, sift the final category from the long list, all of them homes that share a pared-back, minimal look. First, on the site of a former caretaker’s shed in London, they visit a small but perfectly formed home with oak panelling and sleek polished concrete floors.
In Suffolk, a suite of three buildings clad in flint and burned larch, are wrapped around a Persian-inspired courtyard. There’s a finely crafted contemporary home packed onto a tiny site in south London; and finally, a luxurious family home, complete with swimming pool, built out of smoked oak and brick. At the end of the programme, Kevin reveals which of these properties has made it onto the shortlist before revealing the overall winner of House of the Year.
Directors: Katy Tooth, Robin Leach
Executive Producers: Fiona Caldwell
Series Producer: Ned Williams
Production Company: Boundless
Grand Designs: House Of The Year 2017 episode 4 (of 4) airs Tuesday 22 November 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on Channel 4.