Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

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Kevin Macleod’s Grandest Designs! Presenter teases his favourite builds before unveiling his top five in a 20th anniversary episode tonight

  • Kevin Macleod will countdown his five favourite Grand Design builds on a special commemorative episode
  • Kevin’s Grandest Design, which airs on Channel 4 tonight, will see the presenter reveal his top picks 
  • Thehost appeared on This Morning where he opened up about some of his favorite moments on the show

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Kevin Macleod has offered a sneak peek at his all-time favourite Grand Designs build ahead of a commemorative episode airing tonight. 

The TV presenter will countdown his top five picks on Kevin’s Grandest Designs, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the hit Channel 4 show. 

A brief trailer shown on This Morning offers viewers an idea of the properties that might make an appearance. 

Among them is the GBP800K snake-like home that nestles in the Blackdown Hills in the West Country created by Stephen and Elizabeth Tetlow to reflect their love of nature.  

As well as and the spectacular GBP7.5million home in Holland Park that was originally a music studio which saw the likes of Shirley Bassey, Queen and John Lennon record there. 

THE FOSSIL SHELL 

Blackdown Hills, Devon – series 18

Nature-loving couple Stephen and Elizabeth Tetlow created this GBP800K home to resemble a fossil shell  in 2017 – the couple wanted a house which reflected their respective passions – his work as an engineer and Elizabeth’s as a horticulturist 

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

Inspiration for this home came from a  fossilised ammonite shell Stephen spotted on a desk and he drew up the plans himself with the help of a single architect

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

The modern interior of the home boasted a curved roof which followed the same pattern of the home’s exterior and had a white and bronze colour scheme which perfectly complimented the house’s wooden paneling 

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

The home has breathtaking views over the Blackdown Hills where Somerset borders Devon and features several windows around the house for the couple to enjoy natural light throughout the day 

THE FORMER RECORDING STUDIO 

Holland Park, London – series 12  

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

This GBP7.5million home in Holland Park was created by interior designer Audrey Lovelock and her husband Jeff after being converted from Lansdowne Studios, which saw the likes of Shirley Bassey, Queen and John Lennon record there 

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

The stunning home was bought from the studio’s owner and engineer Adrian Kerridge in 2006 and is now a four-bedroom flat

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

The four double bedrooms each has an en suite bathroom, a luxury wet room, gym, cinema room and wine room as well as two terraces  one of which can be used for parking

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

The converted flat is in Lansdowne House, which was built in 1904 as a place where struggling painters could work, and there are 11 other flats in the building

THE GLASS HOUSE

Brixton, series 12 

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

The Winter Palace in Brixton was designed by architect Carl Turner for himself and his partner Mary Martin in 2013 and the eco-friendly GBP1.5million house in South London boasts three-storeys and a glacial exterior

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

This home’s exterior was achieved through the use of milky glass panels over polished concrete and Mr Turner claimed the insulation is so good it is one of the most energy-efficient homes in the UK 

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

The home’s modern interior features simple white walls, sliding doors of white birch ply, some coated with a thin layer of steel and is decorated with chic matching furniture 

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

The minimalist home has a grey and white colour scheme and features a geometric-style stair case and the home has underfloor heating 

THE CONTAINER HOUSE

Derry, Northern Ireland, series 14

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

Farmer and architect Patrick Bradley created this home in 2013 and the GBP133k dream home is made entirely out of  four shipping containers and located in Derry, Northern Ireland 

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

 Patrick’s home is located over a stream at a beautiful and secluded spot on the family farm and the four shipping containers form a giant cross

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

Patrick designed both the interior and exterior of the containers and the qualified architect created a home that could work on a dual level, fulfilling his needs as farmer, and also an architect

THE SHED HOUSE

County Down, series 18

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

Micah and Elaine Jones, pictured with Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud, in their wooden and concrete home

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

Architect Micah designed his own very grand interpretation of a shed – a four bedroom home in the footprint of the agricultural buildings he demolished

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

The home was built from timber shipped all the way from Austria on the back of a truck, and the kitchen featured intricate hand-painted tiles lovingly made by his Micah’s wife Elaine

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

Micah crafted the curved walls in the bathroom with a DIY steam bath to bend the panels before applying

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

The couple – who had two sons at the beginning of the project and an extra daughter by the end after Elaine fell pregnant – added bright splashes of colour for their children

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

The couple bought the 0.6 acre plot of land for GBP80,000 and decided to knock down the buildings that were on the land

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

Inspired by the sheds he grew up around Micah designed a shed-style structure clad in timber and stone from the buildings that were knocked down

THE WATER TOWER 

Kennington, series 12  

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

It’s believed owners Leigh Osborne and Graham Voce bought the Grade II listed building for GBP380,000 – and spent almost GBP2million converting it from a crumbling ruin into a family home

VAULTED ARCH

Kent, series 9 

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

Designed for his family by architect Richard Hawkes, the framework of this project is based on a medieval design, known as timbrel vaulting, which can be seen in the dome-shaped roof 

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

The building explores the uniqueness of ‘place’ as well as harnessing solar energy to generate all its own electricity and features a stunning vaulted ceiling

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

The building demonstrates how contemporary design can celebrate local materials and crafts and integrate new technologies

HOUSE ON THE HILL

Herefordshire, series 11

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

Life’s work? The Waghorns, from Herefordshire, began designing their home ten years ago and became the longest-running project ever to feature on Grand Designs

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

 Ed and Rowena transformed an eight-acre smallholding in Herefordshire into a stunning thatched family home with a ‘cathedral’-style central window

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

Much of the property used foraged materials with the triangular sandstone tiles being sourced from a local site and cut by Ed’s brother Will 

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

Master craftsman: For Ed, the making of his house was just as important as its completion, which is still ongoing after a decade

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

Even the kitchen was crafted with Ed’s fair hands, using ‘scavenged for’ wood

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

The wooden beams were placed in by hand, with the project deadline constantly being pushed back

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

As well as a tiled and wooden floor, there’s also a rammed earth floor, which involves getting earth from nearby and ‘ramming’ it into the ground, before oiling it 

RUSTIC

Sussex, series 3

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

Built in Prickly Nut Wood, near Midhurst in West Sussex, Ben Law’s intriguing three-bed home is made out of sweet chestnut coppiced from the surrounding woodland

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

Putting down roots: Ben Law and his self-built house. The build cost GBP28,000 and used an impressive 300 barley bales to form the walls

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

Back in 2008, Ben Law put the wooden wonder on the market for GBP365,000. It took just eight months to built

HEDGEHOG HOUSE

Co-op, Brighton, series 1

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

Kevin saw a record-breaking co-operative of ten families build their own homes on the edge of Brighton back in 1996

CEDAR CLAD CONTEMPORARY BOX

Stirling, series 6

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

After building this project and bring put off by the busy road ruining their stunning views of Camsie Fells, Theo and Elaine Leijser decided to build a big box window on the front of the building

FLOATING HOUSE

South Downs, series 16

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

This impressive house is located within the South Downs National Park and features a contemporary design, while the waterside-build means it benefits from its exquisite views, overlooking the River Ouse

MODEST CONTEMPORARY HOME

Woodbridge, series 10 

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

Hoo House, designed by Lucy Fairweather and her partner Nat McBride, is a stylish and eco-friendly family home with views across some of Suffolk’s most beautiful countryside

RECYCLED BUNGALOW

Isle of Wight 

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

Architectural designer Lincoln Miles was the brains behind the transformation of this Seventies bungalow on the Isle of Wight

ARTIST BARN

Braintree, series 11

Grand Designs' Kevin Macleod offers a sneak peek at 20th anniversary edition homes

This medieval barn in Essex left viewers stunned after being transformed into a 21st-Century Home – which included artist studios

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