Grand Designs Australia

Episode Guide

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North Bondi Urban Cliff, NSW

Series 7 · Episode 1

Brendan and Penelope have dreams of a multi-tiered, multi-million dollar home, complete with infinity pool on the side of a cliff in Bondi. But when they constantly change plans mid build, will it ever be finished?

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    19 February: 9:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
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    20 February: 7:30pm on Lifestyle HOME
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    20 February: 10:30pm on Lifestyle HOME
Articles (2)

Maianbar Cross Laminated Timber, NSW

Series 7 · Episode 2

Sydney couple Phil and Ariana want an adventurous house, something cutting edge that hasn't been done before. This special house will cantilever out from their block and overlook the water at Maianbar.

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    22 February: 9:40pm on Lifestyle Channel
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    23 February: 9:10am on Lifestyle Channel
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    23 February: 8:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
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    24 February: 7:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
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    25 February: 11:15am on Lifestyle Channel
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    26 February: 9:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
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    27 February: 7:30pm on Lifestyle HOME
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    27 February: 10:30pm on Lifestyle HOME
Articles (2)

Verrierdale Tent House, QLD

Series 7 · Episode 3

Inland from Noosa in a lush tropical landscape sits Nick and Nicole's sail house. They have a daring design which they hope will look like a yacht moored on dry land and provide them with a true adventure in paradise.

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    1 March: 9:40pm on Lifestyle Channel
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    2 March: 9:10am on Lifestyle Channel
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    2 March: 8:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
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    3 March: 7:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
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    4 March: 11:25am on Lifestyle Channel
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    6 March: 7:30pm on Lifestyle HOME
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    6 March: 10:30pm on Lifestyle HOME
Articles (2)

Callignee Bushfire House

Series 1 · Episode 1

February 2009. Chris Clarke had just spent two years building his minimalist timber and steel dream home at Callignee in Gippsland when, less than a week after completion, it was burnt to the ground in the devastating Black Saturday bushfires.

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    5 March: 11:15am on Lifestyle Channel
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    6 March: 12:30am on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (5)
Galleries (2)
Articles (2)

Surry Hills Very Small House

Series 1 · Episode 2

Architect Domenic Alvaro and his partner Sue Bassett are urban animals who love the inner city suburb of Surry Hills in Sydney. However their dream location comes with a nightmare price tag.

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    6 March: 11:10am on Lifestyle Channel
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    7 March: 12:30am on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (5)
Articles (3)

Southport Heritage House

Series 1 · Episode 3

When Jan and Ed Gillman bought a tumble-down weatherboard in Southport, their first intention was to demolish and start again.

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    7 March: 11:10am on Lifestyle Channel
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    8 March: 12:30am on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (4)
Articles (3)

Clovelly House

Series 1 · Episode 4

Julie and Patrick Eltridge bought in Sydney’s beachside Clovelly three years ago, paying $1.6 million for an old house on a sloping block.

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    8 March: 11:10am on Lifestyle Channel
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    9 March: 12:50am on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (5)
Articles (3)

Hillbank Medieval, Sa

Series 7 · Episode 4

Anglican Reverends Neil and Ruth have long harboured a desire to build their own home in the style of a Tudor farm house featuring timber boards and a church-like interior of hand-crafted exposed structural beams.

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    8 March: 9:40pm on Lifestyle Channel
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    9 March: 9:15am on Lifestyle Channel
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    10 March: 7:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
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    11 March: 11:30am on Lifestyle Channel
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    13 March: 8:30pm on Lifestyle HOME
Articles (1)

Lake Bennett House

Series 1 · Episode 5

For 17 years Trevor and Francoise Sullivan have lived with their two kids and numerous animals in an open sided shed on 33 bushy acres at Lake Bennett south of Darwin.

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    13 March: 12:30am on Lifestyle Channel
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    13 March: 11:10am on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (5)
Articles (3)

Hamptons House

Series 1 · Episode 6

If ever there was an ideal place for a Hamptons house outside the Hamptons, the Gold Coast hinterland would be it – wide open spaces, balmy sea-kissed air and a sense of prosperity.

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    14 March: 12:35am on Lifestyle Channel
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    14 March: 11:10am on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (4)
Galleries (1)
Articles (3)

Fish Creek Church House

Series 1 · Episode 7

Nothing like an impulsive act to take you down a path you hadn’t expected in life. For engineer Peter Riedel and his interior designer wife Mary, their sudden whim was to purchase an 1870’s church for $20,000.

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    15 March: 12:30am on Lifestyle Channel
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    15 March: 11:10am on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (5)
Galleries (1)
Articles (3)

Cottage Point House

Series 1 · Episode 8

Drew Muirhead is a self employed entrepreneur and man about town. He’s building a Balinese resort style mansion in leafy Cottage Point.

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    16 March: 12:50am on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (4)
Galleries (1)
Articles (2)

Ocean Shores Chipboard, NSW

Series 7 · Episode 5

GP Zewlan and her electrician husband Tom, want an architect designed home in a great location on shoestring budget. Working within a tenuous loan framework, what they create is inspiring.

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    17 March: 5:25pm on Lifestyle Channel
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    18 March: 11:25am on Lifestyle Channel
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    20 March: 8:30pm on Lifestyle HOME
Articles (2)

Indented Head House

Series 1 · Episode 9

Ian McDonald and Rob Wilhelm are not building an understated new home. Theirs is a Grand Design in its most literal sense.

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    20 March: 12:30am on Lifestyle Channel
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    20 March: 11:10am on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (5)
Articles (2)

Brighton Sixties

Series 2 · Episode 1

Over the years, Nick and Anna McKimm have almost made a hobby of renovating, selling and moving on. But with three young children, they’re ready to lay down permanent roots and build their dream home. A sleek, modernist, 60’s inspired family residence on a large, half acre block in Melbourne’s bayside suburb, Brighton.

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    21 March: 12:35am on Lifestyle Channel
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    21 March: 11:10am on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (5)
Galleries (1)
Articles (2)

Paynesville Industrial

Series 2 · Episode 2

Ten years ago retired Civil Engineer Bernie Ryan and his wife Ruth, packed up their three kids and moved to Paynesville, a charming seaside town in Victoria's popular Gippsland Lakes region. Bernie’s a tinkerer with a huge shed filled with crazy projects started in a flurry, but left unfinished.

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    22 March: 12:30am on Lifestyle Channel
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    22 March: 11:10am on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (5)
Galleries (1)
Articles (2)

Five Dock Retro

Series 2 · Episode 3

Anne Potter loves all things retro - the fashion, the cars... even the hairstyles. So ten years ago, it was no surprise that she and husband Michael snapped up a modest 60’s bungalow overlooking the harbour in Sydney’s Five Dock.

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    23 March: 1:00am on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (4)
Galleries (1)
Articles (2)

Kensington Curvy, Vic

Series 7 · Episode 6

Architect Tim Hill has made his name designing small, radically shaped, timber houses. Now it's time for Tim's family to up-size to a new house that will be curvaceously shaped like a foot.

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    24 March: 5:25pm on Lifestyle Channel
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    25 March: 11:00am on Lifestyle Channel
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    27 March: 8:30pm on Lifestyle HOME
Articles (2)

Kyneton Flat Pack

Series 2 · Episode 4

Kyneton, a country town in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges, is known for historic architecture and bustling farmers markets. It’s the perfect place for foodies Rod Moore and Di Foggo – who are embarking on a huge life change. They’re farewelling a classic Victorian home with traditional furnishings and building a brand new, cutting edge flat pack house on a rugged escarpment overlooking the racecourse.

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    27 March: 12:30am on Lifestyle Channel
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    27 March: 11:10am on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (5)
Galleries (1)
Articles (2)

Trinity Beach Pole House

Series 2 · Episode 5

Daniel Leipnik and Andrew Preston have long cherished the dream of a laid-back, barefoot life in the tropics. And they have found the ideal location at Trinity Beach near Cairns in Far North Queensland. Their ambitious new home will grace a hillside block bordering a World Heritage rainforest and overlooking the Coral Sea. After years planning this grand sea-change, they are ready at last to manage its construction.

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    28 March: 12:35am on Lifestyle Channel
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    28 March: 11:10am on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (4)
Galleries (1)
Articles (2)

Gladysdale Dry Stone House

Series 2 · Episode 6

For nine years, Michael and Sandy Rutledge have been making the weekend pilgrimage to their lush 20 acre property in Gladysdale, an hour east of Melbourne. Now they’re leaving the city for a permanent tree change and building a new family home on their acreage. But first they have to agree on a design. Sandy has a passion for Old World European, inspired by her travels overseas, whereas Michael’s a techno whiz who likes sleek, contemporary homes. Can their architect marry their differing tastes with definite ideas of his own?

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    29 March: 12:30am on Lifestyle Channel
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    29 March: 11:10am on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (4)
Galleries (1)
Articles (2)

Stonyfell Watertank

Series 2 · Episode 7

Life in Adelaide, the driest capital city in Australia, has made Mike Dare and wife Lowen Partridge passionate about conserving water. Like many people, they decided to put a couple of water tanks in their new house. But these are tanks with a difference. Massive, custom designed steel anchors that support the house above the ground. With the roof acting like a giant funnel, 100,000 litres of water can be caught and stored in the tanks which are hidden behind internal walls. It’s out of the box thinking and what Mike does best.

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    30 March: 12:30am on Lifestyle Channel
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    30 March: 11:10am on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (4)
Galleries (1)
Articles (2)

Aldinga Beach Dune, Sa

Series 7 · Episode 7

Set on a small block overlooking the Southern Ocean, this three-pod home straddles a pair of four-meter high sand dunes on the protected Aldinga Scrub conservation area on the South Australian coast.

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    31 March: 5:25pm on Lifestyle Channel
Articles (2)