To celebrate 20 years of Grand Designs, Kevin McCloud’s going to reveal a closely guarded secret – his favourite buildings from over 180 episodes. In this one off special to launch the new series, Kevin revisits the buildings and people who have most inspired him over the years. It’s an opportunity for him to ruminate on what makes a truly great Grand Designs project.
It’s also a chance to revel in the brilliant architectural mix of inspiring homes – from concrete-vaulted glass-fronted pavilions, through to heroic restoration projects and handcrafted hobbit houses made of hedgerow and stuck together with dog-lick! But it’s not just about architecture and construction, this programme distills down the series’ essence: the human drama, the optimism, the disasters and despair, the risks and the ultimate rewards that give Grand Designs it’s enduring appeal.