Grand Designs House Of The Year viewers will get to see a breathtaking home with a live tree in the centre of it in tonight’s episode of the show.
Wednesday’s show will feature Grain House, a Victorian semi-detached house in Hackney, which has been meticulously remodelled in a variety of woods.
As well as an ash staircase, oak atrium, Douglas fir floors and a walnut and ash kitchen, the home also has a living tree in the two-storey atrium to bring some of the outside inside.
In Metro.co.uk‘s exclusive clip, host Kevin McCloud summarises: ‘How fitting to have a living tree in a home that is a shrine to wood of every variety.’
The owner adds: ‘We wanted to use wood in different ways – different sizes, different grains – and that actually when you put it together it does work.’
One of five more incredible houses which are on the long list by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for the 2021 House of the Year Award, the property has been designed with a young family in mind.
The old and newly-built parts of the house are connected by a two-storey atrium which impressed the judges and affords views of the back garden, including a new art studio at the back of the site.
Prior to its extensive renovation works, the home had been traditionally arranged as a series of separate rooms with a narrow servants’ stairway to access the two floors, but has now been opened up into an airy and spacious modern living arrangement.
Other houses which will be seen on the show include a bold contemporary barn forged from corten steel and concrete in the Lincolnshire Wolds, a small but beautiful urban house on a plot the size of a London tube carriage, a Scandi-Scottish lochside bolthole made of Highland stone and Danish oak and a Surrey home with an extraordinary engineered timber roof.
Grand Designs: House of the Year airs Wednesdays at 9pm on Channel 4.