Grand Designs' best houses: 5 of the show's most extraordinary homes

Dinton Castle has white stone work for its structure as well as stairs leading up to its entrance which follows on from the gravelled driveway. It is surrounded by greenery and trees in a secluded area
Grand Designs has featured some amazing feats of engineering and ingenuity and here we take a look at 5 of the shows most incredible homes (Image credit: John Carver)

Thanks to Channel 4’s Grand Designs, property and self build addicts have been treated to an in-depth look into some gorgeous restoration and build projects over the years.

However, some of the buildings showcased on the long-running TV programme, hosted Kevin McCloud, are so awe-inspiring, innovative or challenging that they can’t help but stick in the memory.

Sam Webb

Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.

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