Grand Designs build brings Zimbabwean and Australian cultures to the Cotswolds

Kevin McCloud stands outside the new build home
Kevin McCloud called the design a 'multicultural triumph' (Image credit: Channel 4)

A fusion of cultures led to the creation of a striking black flint-clad family home in the Chess Valley in the Cotswolds.

City workers Matt, from Australia, and Davi, from Zimbabwe, spent £800,000 on a bungalow in the picturesque suburb with an initial aim of refurbishing it.

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