Inside Grand Designs’ legendary ‘seashell house’ with pink curvy walls and spiral staircase

ANYONE who fancies living in one of the Grand Designs pads might just have a chance because one property featured on a 2005 episode is on the market. 

The curvy seashell house from a 2005 episode of the popular Channel 4 show is on sale, and those with a spare £1.45 million could soon lay their hands on the keys. 

SWNSThe curvy seashell house, featured on Grand Designs in 2005, is on sale for a whopping £1.45 million[/caption]

The quirky four-bed property turned heads 17 years ago thanks to its pale pink exterior, unusual curves, and spiral staircase tower.

The digs were built by Pat Becker on land at the rear of her house in Shaldon, Devon, based on a design inspired by its seaside location.

Since the odd yet appealing home was featured on Grand Designs, it has remained under the ownership of the same family, but now it’s up for grabs.

On its listing, Estate Agents Bradleys of Shaldon made it clear they hoped to cash in on the pad’s celeb past, writing: “As featured in the popular Channel 4 series of Grand Designs”.

They added: “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 neighbourhood.


“Nestled between the extensive Botanical Gardens and the Ness Lawns, The Garden House offers fabulous estuary and coastal views”.

When the house appeared on the programme, Kevin McCloud commented: “It’s like being in Miami or the Mediterranean”.

Never shy about expressing his true thoughts about a property, the presenter added: “This place is so quirky – there are bits I really like and others I do not”.

Even if Kevin disliked parts, there’s certainly a lot to love, including a living space with double-height windows and an exposed-wood ceiling and a bright conservatory.

Then there’s the outside space, with the home boasting several balconies and secluded gardens – not to mention easy access to the gorgeous Devon coast.

The curvy seashell house is definitely a must-buy – at least, for someone who can stump up the cash!

SWNSThe property turns heads with its curved, pink walls[/caption]

SWNSThe pad boasts a gorgeous interior with lots of quirky features[/caption]

SWNSThe stunning coastal location makes this a must-buy (for someone who can stump up the cash, anyway)[/caption]