Preview – Grand Designs

Penny and Mark with Kevin

Having bought a derelict Victorian gatehouse on a steep hill in north London, contemporary architecture lover Penny and period building enthusiast husband Mark are attempting to combine both their passions and create a home.

Hoping to restore the preloved building, the couple hope to bring it back to its former glory painting it white before then covering it in a giant black zinc-clad box. However this is not going to be a straightforward build – the gatehouse needs knocking down and the slopes need excavating. Increasingly struggling to balance their busy working lives with project managing the build, the future of Penny and Mark’s unconventional home hangs in the balance.

Grand Designs, Wednesday, 9 pm – Channel 4

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