Grand Designs viewers ‘amazed’ as ‘inspiring’ couple build dream home

Kevin McCloud on Grand Design.

A dream couple, Greg and Georgie, turned a barn into their dream home (Photo: Channel 4).

Fans of great design have called this latest episode one of the best after the inspired couple managed to turn a barn into their dream home while struggling with health issues.

In the latest episode of the Channel 4 television series, hosted by Kevin McCloud, viewers meet Greg and Georgie, a couple looking for a comfortable apartment in Semonoke, Kent.

Greg and Georgie, who met at the charity event, were both facing serious health issues in their lives. In his early twenties, Greg suffered from a brain tumor, while Georgie has been treated for various cancers throughout his life.

On today’s show, Grand Design viewers shared their hopes of seeing Greg and Georgie realize their dream of transforming the 35-year-old barn in the backyard of the Georgie childhood home where they live.

Before that, the couple faced several hurdles, one of the most significant of which was the huge cost of their project, with the foundation accounting for around a third of their £250,000 budget.

In addition, despite his lack of construction experience, Greg accepts special jobs himself to keep costs down.

Kevin McCloud and his husband and wife work with Greg and Georgie at Grand Design.

Greg and Georgie have ambitious plans (Photo: Channel 4).

The coronavirus pandemic brings more obstacles for Greg and Georgie, and Kevin has to wonder if they can build their house the way they imagined it.

Months after last meeting the couple in person, the Grand Designs presenter can visit them in September 2020 and is amazed by their efforts.

Looking at their unrecognizable creation, he says they managed to give the barn an exemplary transformation and turn it into an inspiring home.

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What a beautiful interior (photo: Channel 4).

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Perfect finish (Photo: Channel 4).

Several Grand Designs viewers praised Greg and Georgie for their outstanding performances.

This has to be one of the biggest conversions I’ve ever seen, and they were all made by a couple and their friends with little experience. Surprisingly good! One person tweeted.

An inspiring couple and an inspiring house, said another.

Today’s episode is a wild ride of rupees. What a beautiful house. Well done, Greg and Georgie! The house of the year for me 𥰠# Granddesigns

– Ryan (@rjf_ryan) January 13, 2021

This has to be one of the biggest conversions I’ve ever seen, and all done by a couple and their friends with little experience. Surprisingly good! #GrandDesigns

– Andrew Wenzel (@Andyrewjw) January 13, 2021

Someone else said the episode was one of the best #GrandDesigns I’ve seen in a long time.

An inspiring young couple who overcame incredible health problems and built an amazing home, they added.

It’s not often that I pay at Grand Designs. I hope Greg & Georgie will have many more years of happiness in their beautiful home, said another viewer.

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Earlier this month, viewers of the show were shocked to see a £4.5 million Gothic house built in a London cemetery.

Still, many cited the ridiculous cost of the project, including one person: Wear #GrandDesigns to try and distract yourself from everything, but I don’t think anyone should have that much money.

Grand Design returns next Wednesday at 9pm on Channel 4.

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