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Grand Designs Australia

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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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    24 November: 6:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
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    9 December: 7:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
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    10 December: 12:30am on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (5)
Galleries (1)
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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    25 November: 7:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
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    26 November: 12:30am on Lifestyle Channel
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    19 December: 6:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (5)
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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    27 November: 6:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
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    31 December: 6:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
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    1 January: 12:30am on Lifestyle Channel
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Galleries (1)
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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    28 November: 6:30pm 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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    29 November: 6:30pm 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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    1 December: 6:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (4)
Galleries (1)
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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    2 December: 7:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
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    3 December: 12:30am on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (5)
Galleries (1)
Articles (2)

Yellingbo Artist's House

Series 2 · Episode 8

Art teacher and sculptor Laurie Smith and his wife Renee Hoareau, a trained artist turned web designer, are both zealous art lovers; so joy of joys when, after years of searching they found the ideal block to create their ‘sculpture in space’. It’s almost as if this picturesque piece of Victoria, with its red alluvial soil, was designed especially for their new dream home. Their vision is to create a sort of domestic gallery that will inspire both inside and out.

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    4 December: 6:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (5)
Galleries (1)
Articles (2)

Battery Point Glass House

Series 2 · Episode 9

Adventurous, outdoorsy types, Greg Kay and Trish Knight, live in the ideal spot to enjoy nature - right on the waterfront in Hobart’s exclusive Battery Point. The view is dazzling and the aspect fabulous so when the time comes to downsize, they don’t want to go far – and end up buying the block next door. The plan is to subdivide, sell the heritage cottage at the front of the block and build a new house at the back, facing the water.

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    5 December: 6:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (5)
Galleries (1)
Articles (2)

Steels Creek Earth House

Series 2 · Episode 10

Edd & Amanda lost everything when bushfires swept through Steels Creek. Determined to stay with the land they love, they're building a concrete bunker embedded in the landscape with one side facing the outside world.

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    6 December: 6:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (5)
Galleries (1)
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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    8 December: 6:30pm 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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    11 December: 6:30pm 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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    12 December: 6:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
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Articles (3)

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 December: 6:30pm 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 December: 6:30pm 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 December: 6:30pm 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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    18 December: 6:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (4)
Galleries (1)
Articles (2)

Brothers Yackandandah House

Series 6 · Episode 1

Artistic brothers bond over a spectacular one bedroom creation at Yackandandah.

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    20 December: 6:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (4)
Galleries (2)
Articles (4)

Harcourt House

Series 6 · Episode 2

Art and Troy are swapping out their life running a grand old Bendigo bed and breakfast for a bold new and dramatically modern enterprise.

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    21 December: 6:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (4)
Galleries (2)
Articles (4)

Kinglake Fire Proof House

Series 6 · Episode 3

Dan lost his home in the fire but it was no deterrent from returning to rebuild 5 years later. This time he’ll make sure the house is totally flame proof as well as being fully sustainable.

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    22 December: 6:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
Videos (4)
Galleries (2)
Articles (4)

East Melbourne 5mx4m Inner City Design

Series 6 · Episode 4

Ralph Alphonso has grand plans for his 5mx4m inner city design. It will be a massive challenge on a small scale, and Ralph is adamant this eco-friendly build will not sacrifice style or luxury at the cost of the world around him.

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    25 December: 6:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
Articles (3)

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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    26 December: 6:25pm on Lifestyle Channel
Articles (3)

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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    27 December: 6:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
Articles (3)

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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    28 December: 6:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
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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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    29 December: 6:30pm on Lifestyle Channel
Articles (4)