London is filled with peculiar plots of land, squeezed in-between houses, sheds, gardens and rooftops, just waiting for somebody with a vision, and of course a rather large cheque, to transform them.
This is the theme behind Kevin McCloud’s final episode of Grand Designs: House of the Year – Kevin visits the final four houses in the running, before revealing the winner, of the prestigious House of the Year prize from the Royal Institute of British Architects. The houses featured in the final have been squeezed into complex spaces, in the hope that the unusual plot will serve as the perfect location for the occupants dream home.
Tonight we visit London’s Tin House, made unsurprisingly of red tin pods squeezed into a small plot of old wasteland in West London, a house that has seemingly sprouted from a wall overlooking an English garden, a northern house that cleverly utilises natural light to make a beautifully bright space and an allotment, that has been converted into a captivating family home.
Grand Designs: House of the Year – December 15, 9pm, Channel 4