Channel 4 Grand Designs: Bedfordshire pair tackle ‘modernist pavilion’


Channel 4’s hit architectural show Grand Designs sees ambitious individuals build their dream family home, and this week’s episode is no different.

In the first week of the new series, Manchester couple Colin and Adele learned the hard truths and the do’s and don’ts of building their curved glass mansion.

The second in the series saw Tunbridge Wells-based Kate and Rob replace their dilapidated post-war prefab home which has stood the ages and lasted much longer than expected.

After this Canterbury-based couple, Dorran and Vereuschka, who built a house hidden underground, but trouble arose for the couple after they parted ways with their contractor and took on the project themselves.

They were then followed by Matthew and Davidzo, a couple from Hertfordshire, who built an Australian-Zimbabwean inspired home on the sloping hills of the Chess Valley.

While last week Mike and Sarah, a couple from Derbyshire, created a construction inspired by a medieval longhouse in hopes of reuniting the family.

Now this week, Bedfordshire husband and wife John and Helen are creating a £1.3million ‘Modernist Pavilion’.

Bedfordshire couple snap up £1.3million modernist home on Grand Designs

Former racehorse breeder John plans to build a high-tech home that promises himself and his wife, Helen, a retired vet who suffered a stroke in 2018, a lifetime comfortable with an initial budget of £1.3m.

They plan to sell their 17th-century farmhouse and create a new, modern, wheelchair-accessible home on nearby land, they brought in for £850,000

The couple wants to complete their family home with two bedrooms, three bathrooms, an annex, an animal garden and a self-cleaning swimming pool.

And they keep the building plans in the hands of the family as John’s son Ollie takes on the role of project manager.

However, not everything goes as planned on Grand Designs, as the couple learns that selling one home and building another at the same time can be a lot harder than they expected.

You can watch Grand Designs at 9pm tonight on Channel 4 and All 4.


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