Kevin McCloud details which Grand Designs home he’d live in
Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud has shared some of his stand-out moments from the Channel 4 show over the past 24 years.
First airing back in 1999, viewers have followed the 64-year-old visit a wide range of different building projects from castles, treehouses and modern designed homes.
Watching the process from the blueprint stages right up until completion, fans usually watch the homeowners run into a few mishaps along the way.
Despite some trials and tribulations along the way, Kevin has seen some ambitious projects come to fruition.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, the long-running host shared some special moments he’s experienced.
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He said: “The big stand-out moments are always the privileged experiences of meeting remarkable people and gawping at extraordinary architecture.
“I’ve interviewed Prince Philip (a passionate advocate of modern design), Richard Rogers, Damien Hirst, Sir Bernard Lovell (look him up!), politicians and potentates.
“But the memorable interviews are often with ordinary people who, in their own words, are ‘doing an extraordinary thing.'”
Kevin also detailed the incredible research trips that he gets to go on from a super-high Belgian treehouse, Leeds Maggie’s Centre and places such as Skye, Tyree and Lewis.
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He continued: “Any well-designed finished house in whatever setting, suburban, grimy urban or bucolic rural, is a huge pleasure when it’s finished.
“Though I have to say that the stand-out projects are those where the people shine with resilience, often through great hardship or illness.
“They’re the memorable ones; the heroic story of Greg and Georgie, both young cancer survivors battling with a building, COVID and Georgie’s ongoing treatment.
“Corinne in South London handling radiotherapy, bereavement and divorce while building a fabulously beautiful home which was a pure expression of the future she wanted.”
In the next episode of the Channel 4 property show, viewers will see furniture maker Lucinda on a mission to create a two-story house made out of wood in the woodland by her family home.
A synopsis reads: “She enlists the help of her children Dan and Rosie, who grew up learning her craft, to help her £150,000 budget stretch as far as possible”
Will Lucina be able to successfully complete her project without any hiccups along the way?
Grand Designs continues on Wednesdays on Channel 4 from 9pm.
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