Grand Designs’ Curvy Seashell House is on the market for £ 1.45million
Never watched Great designs and imagine what it would be like to live in one of the amazing homes?
Well, now you can, because one of the most memorable properties featured on the show is for sale and it can be all yours – if you’ve got a cool £ 1.45million sitting in the bank.
The famous ‘Curvy Seashell house’ from the Channel 4 series entered the market for the first time since appearing on the show in 2005.
The unique four-bedroom house that overlooks the River Teign received a lot of attention at the time thanks to its pale pink curving walls (hence the house’s name) and corkscrew staircase tower.
The unusual property was built by Pat Becker in the garden of his home in Shaldon, Devon, and taking inspiration from its seaside location, was designed to resemble a shell in its appearance.
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Since appearing on Grand Designs, the property has remained in the same family – until now, when it went on sale for an asking price of £ 1.45million.
Commenting on the sale of the unique home, Bradleys of Shaldon realtors said, “As featured in the popular Channel 4 series of Great designs. The house was built in 2005, echoing a seashell design. This modern coastal property is situated in a prime Shaldon location in the exclusive Horse Lane area.
“Nestled between the expansive Botanical Gardens and the lawns of Ness, The Garden House offers fabulous views over the estuary and the coast.
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In the episode of Grand Designs, Kevin McCloud said, “It’s like being in Miami or the Mediterranean.”
He told viewers he loved the glorious views and curves designed by an architect and concluded, “This place is so quirky – there are some pieces that I really like and some that I don’t. . “
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With 2,104 square feet of living space spread over two floors, the Seashell Home would make an ideal family home for anyone who dreams of coastal living.
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Bradley’s details add: “Entrance is through the circular domed reception hall, with a curved staircase descending to the lower level.
“On the ground floor, the accommodation offers a cloakroom, an open-plan living / dining room with double height windows encompassing the view and an exposed timber ceiling emphasizing the curvature of the convex copper roof.”
The feeling of space also extends to the sunny veranda.
“Glass doors give access to the front and rear balconies, making the most of the lush garden setting.”
Other coveted features of the unique home include a “full size kitchen and utility room”, master bedroom with en-suite bath / shower and access to “a spacious vaulted attic”.
Go down the stairs to the lower ground floor and you will find a guest suite, two further double bedrooms, a large family bathroom and a workshop or storage room.
In terms of outdoor space, you have several balconies, as well as walled gardens accessible by a paved path.
“The expansive mature walled gardens, which have been imaginatively planted and cherished over the years, are accessed by a paved path winding up to a convenient gate leading through the lawns to the beaches of Ness and Shaldon,” the details continue.
Shaldon was voted one of the best places to live in the Southwest in the Sunday Times 2020 list, so you’ll be shopping in a coveted place as well.
If you fancy living in a seashell-inspired house by the sea, you can do so through the Bradleys website.
SWNS Supplementary Reports.