Yes, another Grand Designs for sale property. Yes, a TV show build is on the market, with this two-bedroom low-energy modernist property in Clapham Park, London SW2 actually going up for sale quicker than most.
It was featured in episode 7 of series 8 of the show, with Mary Martin and Carl Turner building a home that resembled ‘a giant stack of glass cubes’, with minimalism to the fore, creating a space as simple to live in as possible. As you can see from the images, they certainly succeeded.
I love the minimalism of this design. The clean finishes, the lack of any unnecessary detail (very Bauhaus), with function very much to the fore. And that latter certainly isn’t a criticism. Quite the opposite. It’s the kind of house that makes you re-evaluate your own. Only good design does that.
The striking property is now up for sale, so if you looked on with envy as it was being constructed in front of the cameras, you now have your chance to jump in and secure it.
The finished item eventually became award winning architecture, offering versatile living and work space over three floors (so basically adapt the layout to suit your needs), along with a secluded roof garden for relaxation.
The house also has a design that diffuses light throughout and offers triple glazing, rain harvesting and solar panels to boost its eco-credentials. Overall, this is low carbon CSH level 5 construction.
The images really do tell more of the story than words so do check all of those (I’ve featured as many as possible) to get an idea of how space is currently used and allocated and how it could work for you if this happened to be your dream home and location.
If you are interested, the price is £1,495,000. Sadly, the episode isn’t on 4oD, but the show page is here.