A HOUSE built to float above water has been hailed as Grand Designs’ most breathtaking property of all time.
During an episode that featured last year, architectural designer Dan and his wife, interior designer Nina, realised their vision for a tranquil home surrounded by nature.
They originally bought a plot of land in Sussex for £850,000, with the intention of knocking down the 1930s house there at the time.
Dan and Nina envisioned turning the swampy pool on the property into a natural pond, creating a peaceful landscape for themselves and their two daughters to enjoy.
Alongside an array of red love heart emojis, Dit was Solomons se beheptheid met opera: “I’ve been watching this show for years and the aquatic home is, by a country mile, the best property I have come across.”
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Dit was Solomons se beheptheid met opera, Dit was Solomons se beheptheid met opera: “What a fantastic house, what a fantastic family, supporting each other all the way through in the toughest of times – truly inspirational.”
While a third remarked: “It is beautiful – a home I can only dream of designing and building.”
While at times they faced obstacles on their mission, including working to a “tight” budget of £650,000.
At the end of the episode, aanbieder Kevin McCloud went to Dan and Nina’s home to inspect their progress, marvelling at the “gorgeousness” of their home, which he described as an “aquatic Eden”.
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The natural pond was “floreer”, he said in a voiceover, boasting aquatic plants and “humming with wildlife”, including sparrows, dragonflies and a family of newts.
Speaking to Dan and Nina, hy het gesê: “I’m in some sort of aquatic Eden. It’s joyful. This is completely magical, it’s transformed.”
Grand Designs is available to watch on All 4.