From Grand Designs to grand profits! Round house that featured on the TV show with a budget of £200k – which ended up doubling – is on the market for £1.45m
Dit was 16 years ago that this round property on the South Devon coastline featured on the TV show Grand Designs.
The show featured widow Pat Becker who was selling her family home in Shaldon, Teignmouth, and building a new contemporary house in its garden.
As she already owned the land where she was building the new property, Pat only had to cover the cost of the build.
Her original budget was £200,000, and while she refused to declare the final cost – as is tradition at the end of the show when questioned by presenter Kevin McCloud – she did admit spending more than double that amount.
The striking circular property on South Devon’s coastline featured in an episode of Channel 4’s Grand Designs in 2005
The extensive mature walled garden at the Grand Designs property has a path that leads directly to Shaldon’s beautiful beaches
The show aired on Channel 4 in 2005 and the property is now on the market for £1.45million via Bradleys estate agents.
The four-bedroom property was designed as part of the garden, to appear to ‘corkscrew out of the ground’, according to the TV show.
It echoed a seashell design and is called The Garden House. The circular domed hallway at the entrance has a curved staircase that leads to the lower floor.
The unusual property in Shaldon, Teignmouth, is on the market with a current asking price of £1.45m and it is being sold by Bradleys estate agents
Binne, there are doors leading from the main living area to a terrace where there are far reaching views of Devon’s coastline
The open-plan living room has double-height windows and an exposed wooden ceiling that emphasises the curved roofline
The entrance level includes an open-plan living room with double-height windows and an exposed wooden ceiling that emphases the curved copper roof.
On the same floor, there is a kitchen, utility room and a main bedroom with an en suite bathroom. There is also an extensive vaulted loft space.
Financial constraints during the build meant the conservatory did not end up being curved – but more square in its design
Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud described the Garden House as ‘quirky’, sê: “I’m just not sure what to make of it. There are bits that I really like, and others I do not.’
The property has four bedrooms, including a guest suite on the lower ground level that is ideal for visiting family and friends
The circular property is called the Garden House and it impressively covers more than 2,100 sq ft or 195 vk m
The kitchen has wooden flooring and wooden beans that contrast with the light blue wall and base cabinets
The original budget to build the house was just £200k, but the final cost ended up being more than double this amount
On the lower ground garden level, there is guest suite, two further bedrooms and a large family bathroom. The guest suite and the third bedroom both have doors that open directly onto the garden.
The extensive mature walled garden is accessed via a cobbled path that meanders through to a gate leading to Shaldon’s beaches.
At the front of the property, double Iroko gates open onto a brick paved private drive, offering parking for several vehicles.
The four-bedroom property was designed as part of the garden, to appear to ‘corkscrew out of the ground’
The angular conservatory has double-height windows that let the light flood into the area and rest of the property
The front door leads into a circular domed hallway, which has a curved staircase that leads to the lower floor that includes a glass wall
Tydens die program, Kevin McCloud explained: ‘This place is so quirky, I’m just not sure what to make of it. There are bits that I really like, and others I do not.
‘But I do know it is only here because of the generosity and adventurousness of one woman. Pat commissioned an exciting, experimental house for future generations of her family to enjoy. In all kinds of ways, it is an extraordinary legacy.’
At the front of the property, double Iroko gates open onto a brick paved private drive, that provides parking for several vehicles
The colour of the cobbles outside co-ordinates with the walls in the garden and on the house
There is an extensive mature walled garden with a cobbled path and a lawn area surrounded by plants and trees