Grand Designs houses for sale (and sold)
Fancy buying a property that’s been on Grand Designs? Well, we’ve found five you can buy right now. Plus, we take a look at which homes from the series have come to the market in the past
Despite the ‘forever home’ dream of most folks who appear on Grand Designs, quite a few of the properties featured on the show have, in fact, come onto the market over the years. The sales have been prompted by a variety of causes, from divorce to financial difficulties, the need to accommodate an ageing relative, or just the desire to up sticks and move on.
The papers have recently been full of stories about Edward Short’s attempts to sell his finally completed Chesil Cliff House mega ‘lighthouse’ clifftop project near Croyde in Devon (series 20, episode 6, 2019). But his is not the only Grand Design home up for sale. If the £6.5m price tag for the main house at Chesil Cliff is a little outside your budget, here are four other Grand Designs homes that are also on the market right now.
For sale now
- You can put in an offer for designer Tom Raffield’s beautiful Steam Bending House (series 17, episode 3, 2016) in Trevarno, near Helston, Cornwall. The asking price is £1.65m and it’s up for sale with two different agents The Modern House and Lillicrap Chilcott.
- Another beautiful Grand Designs house on the market is Abbey Orchard House, (the Roman House), in St Albans (season 18, episode 4, 2017), with Savills for £5.95m.
- Meanwhile, from the same series, the Snake House, AKA the Fossil House, Blackdown Hills, in Devon, (series 18, episode 6, 2017) is currently listed with The Modern House for £1.95m.
- The Dome House in Bowness-on-Windemere in the Lake District (series 10, episode 8, 2010) is listed with David Britton Estates for £2.75m.
For those of you who can’t resist a bit of online property snooping, here’s a round of up some other Grand Design houses that have also been sold in the past few years.
- The Kennington Water Tower, (Osborne Water Tower House), (series 12, episode 5, 2012) sold in 2021 after being listed for £2.75m.
- The Rusty Metal House, in Lewes, Suffolk, (series 16, episode 7, 2015) sold after being listed for £1.5m in 2018.
- The Roundhouse, in Milton Keynes, (series 14, episode 3, 2014) sold after being listed for £1.2m in 2022.
- Tane, The Tree House, (series 12, episode 9, 2012) in Binstead, Isle of Wight, was listed for £975,000 in 2019.
- Black House, (Dapple House), (series 17, episode 4), in Billericay, Essex, was sold in 2020 after being listed for £725,000.
- The Radian House, (The Arc), (series 10, episode 5, 2010) in Boxford, Suffolk, was listed in 2017 for £575,000, and sold in 2022 for £600,000.
- The Curve, (The Brighton Modern Mansion), (series 9, episode 10, 2009) sold in 2022 after listing for £3.65m.
- The Art Deco House in Godalming, Surrey (series 7, episode 7, 2007) sold in 2022 after being listed for £1.6m.
Other GD projects have been on the market at various times. Here’s just a few of them…
- Dinton Folly (Castle) near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, (series 19, episode 1, 2018) was offered for £700,000 in 2021.
- Seal Point, the cantilevered house in Mayland, in Essex (series 22, episode 7, 2021) was offered to the market earlier this year for £1.95m.
- The Dilapidated Engine House, Wheal Langford, (series 11, episode 6, 2011) in Harrowbridge, Cornwall, was put on the market in 2022 for £725,000.
- The Newport Folly, Kemeys Folly (series 9, episode 3, 2009) was listed for sale in 2022 with an asking price of £1.85m.
- The Jewel Box House in Kew, west London, (series 2, episode 7, 2001) was put up for sale in 2016 for £3.8m.
- Two Cocks Farm, formerly Christmas Farm, (season 13, episode 9, 2013) was on the market with an asking price of £2.45m in 2016.
- The Eco House in Ffairfach, Camarthen, Wales, (series 7, episode 5, 2007) was on the market for £399,995 in 2015.