Luxury Home with Swimming Pool

First Build Fate

Devoted Grand Design viewers Lotta and James had always been interested in architecture and house design, but never imagined that they would have the opportunity to fulfil their self build ambitions. The couple and their children were happily settled in the Surrey village they had been inhabiting for the last ten years; the location was […]

Contemporary Timber Frame Self Build

Contemporary Vision

Tina and Neil knew they wanted to build a contemporary home within a commutable distance to the capital but had yet to choose where. Their search area stretched three southern counties; Kent, Sussex and Surrey. The couple were seeking a rural plot but within a community to avoid feeling isolated. Aside from these few requirements, […]

Contemporary Home Design

From Horses to Houses

Penny and Tony had lived in their family home for more than forty years when they decided to embark on their first self build project. Whilst the property had been a lovely family home, the pair sought a lower maintenance building with improved thermal efficiency. Tony had aspired to construct their own contemporary home for […]

Contemporary Self Build Design

Contemporary Build on the Coast

The transformation from tired 1930s house to contemporary self-build is a pretty spectacular one. The stunning new property sits proudly at the top of a hill on the edge of a picturesque Sussex village, backed by the South Downs and faced by the South Coast. Helen and Richard discovered the dwelling after a three-year search […]

Contemporary Self Build

Contemporary Architecture in a Cranleigh Back Garden

On a sunny spot just outside the large village of Cranleigh, a stunning contemporary Scandia-Hus stands amidst the surrounding fields and trees. The house is hidden from the road by the owners’ current mid-century, architecturally designed home, and is approached from a long gravelled drive. As the building slowly appears into view, the white render […]

Summverview Contemporary Design

Realising Their Dream

Since their thirties, Mr and Mrs Smith have dreamed about building their own home and it wasn’t until they became mortgage free a couple of years ago that they were in a position where they could look at turning their dream into a reality. The journey began in earnest when they sold their property just […]

Contemporary Exterior

Contemporary Exterior, Exquisite Interior

This stunning, contemporary feel home, set in a beautiful location, is completely bespoke yet sits comfortably in its locality. The plot was originally part of the building next door, Hillrise, which for many years was the local maternity hospital, and latterly became a care home. As part of Hillrise’s changes, they decided to sell off […]

Bespoke Balcony Design

Inspired by Trip to South Africa

This truly spectacular home is the result of quite a remarkable journey for its owners, Bill & Maureen Langridge. The original dwelling had been purchased upon the owner’s return from a tea plantation in South Africa and very much reflected that style of dwelling – it was built on stilts and included a substantial external […]

Coastal Home Design

From Shack to New England Splendour

This beautiful beachside home was inspired by Mr & Mrs Johnstone’s love of travelling and all things nautical.  They decided they wanted to embark on the self build challenge and were delighted when a shabby “shack” became available to purchase. The little cottage was built in the 1960s and was seriously run-down. They had lived […]

Timber Frame Byllyrica Design

Light Clean Lines

Having harboured a dream to build his own home since the age of 11, Tim seized the opportunity to buy a property which he felt had the ideal plot on which to fulfil his ambition. The location was ideal – in an area both Tim and his wife had grown up in, very close to […]