Grand Designs Australia


About the Show

In one of the most inspiring series to date, Peter Maddison is back with the long awaited 8th series of Grand Designs Australia. He’s following 10 new homeowners – all driven visionaries with a dream to change their lives and Australia’s architectural landscape forever. The backdrops are as varied as they are stunning, as Peter travels from Victoria’s bush ranger country near Euroa (where the dry earth is punctuated by huge granite boulders), to prime land on Sydney’s northern beaches where sloping blocks pose blistering challenges for 2 very different owner builders. Then it’s on to the popular Byron hinterland where a young family is building a sort of anti Mcmansion – a house with a neat footprint which fully values every last square meter. Tassie, SA and QLD are all included in a mix which includes as many eccentric and unique grand designs as it does modern masterpieces. Australia has never looked better in this exciting new series.

Peter Maddison reveals why this season of Grand Designs Australia is so exciting

Grand Designs Australia season eight could be the most extreme series yet.

Peter Maddison gives us a sneak peek inside his home

We often see Peter Maddison, host of Grand Designs Australia, showcasing other people’s dream homes, but what’s his own abode like?

Grand Designs Australia is back with a brand new series

The countdown is on with Grand Designs Australia set to make a return to people's lounge rooms.

Coombs Curtain Wall House - supplier list

Here is the full list of suppliers for the incredible Coombs Curtain Wall home.

A zero net energy home in the suburbs of Canberra

This family's grand design needed to be extremely energy efficient - based on green principles devised by German environmental scientists.

A holiday in design: Plans Matter is the Airbnb for architecture lovers

Forget combing Airbnb and other holiday rental sites for something special - Plans Matter lists only grand designs and architectural icons, developed especially for design lovers on vacation.

A chef's quirky windmill home in remote Tasmania

This whimsical grand design draws together an old windmill, a duck house, and a woodshed—and a five-star chef's new way of life.

Stanley Windmill - supplier list

Here is the full list of suppliers for the incredible Stanley Windmill home.