Dream of living in a home featured on Grand Designs?
Well, in some cases, you can’t – like this home in Brighton, whose developer loved it so much he couldn’t bear to sell it.
The good news is that there are other Grand Designs properties that you can get your paws on.
Case in point: the famous ‘Curvy Seashell House’ that was on the show in 2005.
The four-bed home received a lot of attention at the time due to its pale pink curving walls (hence the curvy seashell name) and corkscrew staircase tower.
It was built by Pat Becker in the garden of her home in Shaldon, Devon, and inspired by its seafront location.
Since appearing on Grand Designs, the property remained in the same family – until now, when it’s been listed for sale for the first time ever, at an asking price of £1.45million.
Estate Agents Bradleys of Shaldon said: ‘As featured in the popular Channel 4 series of Grand Designs.
‘The house was built in 2005, echoing a seashell design, this modern coastal property is situated in a prime Shaldon location, in the exclusive Horse Lane neighbourhood.
‘Nestled between the extensive Botanical Gardens and the Ness Lawns, The Garden House offers fabulous estuary and coastal views.’
In the Grand Designs episode Kevin McCloud said: ‘It’s like being in Miami or the Mediterranean.
‘This place is so quirky – there are bits I really like and others I do not.’
Even if you’re not a diehard Grand Designs fan (gasp), there’s still a lot to like about this home.
With 2,104 sw ft of space spread across two floors, it would make a dreamy family home for anyone dreaming of seaside life.
On the ground floor is a cloakroom, an open-plan sitting and dining room (with double-height windows to let you take in the view, and an exposed wooden ceiling), a sunny conservatory, a kitchen and utility room, and the main bedroom, complete with an en suite bath and shower room and access to vaulted loft space.
Go down the stairs to the lower ground floor and you’ll find a guest suite, two more double bedrooms, a large family bathroom, and a workshop or store room.
In terms of outdoor space, you’ve got multiple balconies, plus walled gardens accessed by a cobbled path.
And just a walk away is The Ness, along with Shaldon’s beaches.
It really does feel like villa living, just in the UK instead of sunny Mallorca.
If you fancy putting in an offer, you can do so through the Bradleys website.
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