Grand Designs Australia

Episode Guide

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The Foxground Pavilion

Series 5 · Episode 4

After 30 years as a civil engineer, Joe Cato has built more roads than the Romans. But a few years ago he and wife Maura made the active decision to slow everything down - to sell their successful construction business, and spend more time with their three children.

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    22 May: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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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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    22 May: 8:30pm on Lifestyle
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Port Melbourne Urban Green

Series 5 · Episode 5

Some people have the ability to see beyond the function of an object - to see it as a work of art……and it’s that premise that’s driven Melbourne doctors, Ian and Ann Howard, to create a home like no other. Their plan is to build a 3 storey house clad entirely with water tanks – massive 2 metre high ‘H’ shaped black plastic beasts that will form the skin of their new house.

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    23 May: 12:30am on Lifestyle
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    23 May: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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    11 June: 4:25pm on Lifestyle
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Launceston 1920s Electricity Substation

Series 6 · Episode 5

Serial home renovators Mark and Karen are about to convert a derelict 1922 Electricity substation into a modern, cutting edge home – where ‘industrial meets sleek modernist’.

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    23 May: 9:30pm on Lifestyle
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Toowoomba English Farmhouse

Series 5 · Episode 6

After years working abroad, Sarah and English born husband Alistair Brodie-Fraser decided to relocate back to Sarah’s home town of Toowoomba in Queensland. This time the move will be permanent – close to Sarah’s extended family. But with Sarah’s father being German, her mother Scottish and Alistair’s connection with the UK, memories of Europe were bound to have some influence in the design of their new house.

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    24 May: 12:35am on Lifestyle
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    24 May: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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    11 June: 5:30pm on Lifestyle
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Williamstown Bluestone Cottage

Series 5 · Episode 7

When Jason Bretell and Jennifer Pancari first set eyes on a dilapidated old bluestone cottage in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Williamstown, it was love at first sight. The 150 year old derelict structure was left almost frozen in time with decaying tools, utensils, and other remnants amongst the ruins – bits and pieces Jason and Jen hope to salvage as they bring the cottage back to life.

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    25 May: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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    11 June: 6:30pm on Lifestyle
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Torrens Park Modern Mansion

Series 4 · Episode 3

Hoteliers Richard and Denise have knocked down the family home in the Adelaide Hills and are re-building an even bigger version, despite the fact their kids are grown.

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    26 May: 3:20pm on Lifestyle
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    26 May: 7:25pm on Lifestyle
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    27 May: 11:10am on Lifestyle
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Galleries (1)
Articles (3)

Brookfield Spotted Gum

Series 5 · Episode 8

The brief to their architect was simple. A home that not only makes the very best of its location, but is truly unique. In short, as different as possible from the traditional ranch style and Queenslander neighbours.

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    29 May: 12:30am on Lifestyle
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    11 June: 7:30pm on Lifestyle
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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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    29 May: 8:30pm on Lifestyle
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Articles (3)

Pipers Creek Strawbale House

Series 5 · Episode 9

Like many people, Dean and Sherril Lamb yearn for a simpler existence, for them and their three children. But unlike most people, they’re actually going to try and make it happen. They’ve sold their successful fruit shop and home in Warragul and bought 40acres in Pipers Creek in country Victoria ….all in the pursuit of total self sufficiency.

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    30 May: 12:30am on Lifestyle
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    30 May: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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The Kuitpo Leaf and Song Tower

Series 6 · Episode 6

Follow a young couple who have bought a vineyard in a beautiful setting just over half an hour from Adelaide in Kuitpo, as they create their Grand Design.

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    30 May: 9:30pm on Lifestyle
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Faraday Aussie Bush House

Series 5 · Episode 10

Before Matt McClelland’s wife Anne died six years ago, they’d been looking for a rural property to build on - a place to call home for them and for their four adult children to come to visit. So when Matt stumbled across 40 acres in central Victoria with spectacular views to Mt Alexander’s granite hill side, he knew he’d found the spot.

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    31 May: 12:35am on Lifestyle
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    31 May: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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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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    1 June: 11:15am on Lifestyle
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Hornsby Heights Adobe

Series 4 · Episode 4

Ardent collectors Kerry and Judy have a passion for Sante-fe style, mud houses even though they live on a sloping bush block on Sydney’s north shore.

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    2 June: 3:20pm on Lifestyle
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    2 June: 7:25pm on Lifestyle
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    3 June: 11:20am on Lifestyle
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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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    5 June: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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    6 June: 1:30am on Lifestyle
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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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    5 June: 8:30pm on Lifestyle
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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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    6 June: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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    7 June: 1:35am on Lifestyle
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North Balgowlah Modern 1950s House

Series 6 · Episode 7

Set in an unremarkable suburban street in North Balgowlah, this Jetson’s worthy pad promises to push the boundaries.

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    6 June: 9:30pm on Lifestyle
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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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    7 June: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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    8 June: 1:40am on Lifestyle
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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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    8 June: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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Richmond Inner City

Series 4 · Episode 5

Darren and Ruth Rogers have almost polar opposite views about what their new house should be. Darren wants all the bells and whistles – home cinema, wine cellar, even a lift. Ruth wants chickens, a vegetable garden and a hills hoist. Finding a design that will satisfy both of them and their young son Raymond, is their shared aim.

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    9 June: 3:25pm on Lifestyle
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    9 June: 7:30pm on Lifestyle
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    10 June: 11:20am on Lifestyle
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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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    11 June: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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    12 June: 1:45am on Lifestyle
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The Graceville Container

Series 5 · Episode 1

This feisty and resourceful couple decide to trial a whole new way of building, starting with 10, then 20, then 31 steel shipping containers that carpenter Todd, plans to crane into their suburban block, then somehow weld into a flood proof family home - all for just $400,000.

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    11 June: 12:15pm on Lifestyle
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Mt Eliza Modern

Series 5 · Episode 2

Georgina Knightley has been drawing and designing homes since she was a child, but she’s never got around to building anything. Until now.

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    11 June: 1:20pm on Lifestyle
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Claremont Origami

Series 5 · Episode 3

Why would an architect at the pinnacle her career and creative powers ditch the drafting desk, don steel cap boots and take up a blowtorch? Because for Ariane Prevost, that’s exactly the antidote to a lifetime of designing houses for other people – 102 in fact.

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    11 June: 2:20pm on Lifestyle
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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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    12 June: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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    13 June: 1:30am on Lifestyle
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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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    12 June: 8:30pm on Lifestyle
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Stirling Glass Stone House, Sa

Series 7 · Episode 8

Six years ago Louise and Steve bought two acres of a rambling English garden in the Adelaide hills. Using the local stone their dream home will be a rustic two storey stone farm house with a modern twist.

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    13 June: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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    14 June: 1:35am on Lifestyle
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Turners Beach Tree House

Series 6 · Episode 8

Draftsman Nigel Eberhardt and his partner Nina love the natural environment and have managed to secure one of the last remaining native bush blocks in Turners Beach.

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    13 June: 9:30pm on Lifestyle
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Hamilton Japanese Queenslander, QLD

Series 7 · Episode 9

Steve Minon has a fascination for things Japanese. He fell in love with the work of an iconic Japanese architect Yo Shimada, who he contacted to design a house for him.

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    14 June: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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    15 June: 1:30am on Lifestyle
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Daylesford Long House, Vic

Series 7 · Episode 10

Brisbane based architects Donovan Hill, helped Trace and Ronnen create the most original grand design, incorporating a giant greenhouse that encloses a house, garden, stables and animal pens.

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    15 June: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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Forest Lodge Eco House

Series 4 · Episode 6

Chris and wife Belinda bought the small ‘car park’ of land next door to their existing house, just 3.9 metres wide: literally a tiny gap in a long row of heritage listed cottages in Sydney’s inner west Forest Lodge. Their plan is to squeeze every centimeter of land into a uniquely sustainable house.

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    16 June: 3:25pm on Lifestyle
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    16 June: 7:30pm on Lifestyle
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    17 June: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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Tallebudgera Valley Queenslander, QLD

Series 7 · Episode 11

Doug and Yvette have lived on their idyllic 10 acre property in the Gold Coast for the last two years. On a whim they bought a 100 year old house, that will now make the 130km journey to its new home on the back of a truck.

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    18 June: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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    19 June: 1:30am on Lifestyle
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French Island Barge, Vic

Series 7 · Episode 12

With his own machinery and help from family and friends, Mike plans to build a large spotted gum clad home, in an off grid, koala filled paradise. However, he faces the challenge of transporting the materials via barge.

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    19 June: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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    20 June: 1:30am on Lifestyle

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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    19 June: 8:30pm on Lifestyle
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Stanley Windmill, Tas

Series 7 · Episode 13

Phillip lives in a quirky cluster of buildings -a shed and a heritage listed windmill. With the help of his architect friend Greg, they will link the historic structures into a contemporary, cohesive whole.

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    20 June: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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    21 June: 1:35am on Lifestyle
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Deakin House

Series 6 · Episode 9

Barb Coyle and husband Bill love interesting architecture - so they engaged the right architect to design them something 70’s. Their new house with its curved roofline and glass entrance is designed for the future, but represents the exciting adventure in their life.

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    20 June: 9:30pm on Lifestyle
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Coombs Curtain Wall House, ACT

Series 7 · Episode 14

When it comes to his family home, IT engineer Damien wants it filled with every hi tech feature. Computer controlled blinds, a two storey spiral glass staircase, and a custom air powered laundry chute.

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    21 June: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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    22 June: 1:35am on Lifestyle

Ilford Sheep Station

Series 4 · Episode 7

Thirteen years ago Meredith and Matt Bayfield needed an escape from their busy lives as doctors in Sydney so they purchased a working sheep property at Ilford in the central table lands of NSW.

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    23 June: 3:25pm on Lifestyle
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    24 June: 11:00am on Lifestyle
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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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    26 June: 8:30pm on Lifestyle
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Hunters Hill Textural

Series 4 · Episode 8

Daniela Turrin, Niran Peiris and their son Calum are doing something no-one in their historic street in the prestigious Sydney suburb of Hunters Hill has done before. They’re knocking down their old house to build a smaller one. But these are people who believe that the family that spends time together stays together – a premise that forms the core of the design of their new home.

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    30 June: 3:25pm on Lifestyle
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    30 June: 7:30pm on Lifestyle
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