This round property along the South Devon coast was featured in the television show Grand Designs 16 years ago.
Pat Becker was a widow who sold the Shaldon, Teignmouth home she had lived in and constructed a modern house in her garden.
Pat was able to pay only the costs of building her new home because she owned the land.
Her original budget was £200,000, and while she refused to declare the final cost – as is tradition at the end of the show when questioned by presenter Kevin McCloud – she did admit spending more than double that amount.
A Channel 4 Grand Designs 2005 episode featured South Devon’s striking circular property.
A path leads to Shaldon’s gorgeous beaches from the Grand Designs extensive, mature garden.
The show aired on Channel 4 in 2005 and the property is now on the market for £1.45million via Bradleys estate agents.
According to the television show, the property, which has four bedrooms, was created as part the garden to look like it is ‘corkscrew-out of the ground.
The Garden House was named after it, as the design echoed that of a seashell. It is accessed via a circular, domed hall at the entrance. A spiral staircase leads to the lower level.
The unusual property in Shaldon, Teignmouth, is on the market with a current asking price of £1.45m and it is being sold by Bradleys estate agents
There are two doors that lead from the living room to a terrace with sweeping views over Devon’s coast.
Living room with exposed wooden ceiling and double height windows in the open plan living area emphasizes the curve roofline.
An open plan living space is located on the entry level. It features double height windows, an exposed wooden ceiling and a curved copper roof.
The main bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and is located on the same level as the kitchen. A large vaulted loft is available.
Due to financial constraints, the conservatory was not curved during construction. Its design was more square.
Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud described Grand Designs’ Garden House as “quirky”, saying that he was unsure what to think of it. Some bits I like and some I don’t.
There are four bedrooms in the property, with a guest room on the ground floor that can be used for family or friends.
It is known as The Garden House. This impressive circular property covers over 2,100 sq.ft (or 195 sq.m).
Contrasting with the white walls and base cabinets, wooden floors and beans are used in this kitchen.
The original budget to build the house was just £200k, but the final cost ended up being more than double this amount
There is a guest room, 2 additional bedrooms, and a huge family bathroom on the ground level. Both the guest suite and third bedroom have direct access to the garden.
You can access the large mature walled gardens via a cobbled walkway that winds through to Shaldon’s beaches.
The property front has double Iroko gates that open to a private brick-paved driveway, which offers parking for multiple vehicles.
This four-bedroom home was created as part of the gardens, so it appears to “corkscrew out the ground”.
Double-height windows allow light to flood the conservatory and the rest of the house through the double-height glass.
From the front door, you will find a domed circular hallway that opens onto a spiral staircase leading to the lower level with a glass wall.
Kevin McCloud stated that this place is “so quirky” and that he was unsure what to do with it. Some bits I like and some I don’t.
“But I am certain it was only possible because of one woman’s generosity and adventure. Pat designed an innovative house to be enjoyed by her future family members. It is an exceptional legacy in every way.
Double Iroko doors open to the private brick-paved driveway at the front. It can park several cars.
Outside, the color of the cobbles coordinates well with the colours used on the walls.
An extensive walled mature garden has a cobbled pathway and is surrounded by trees and plants.