In one of the most inspiring series to date, Peter Maddison is back with the 7th season of Grand Designs Australia, as he follow all new owners, (many crazy-driven visionaries) with a dream to change their lives forever.
One young couple are attempting to build an open, airy family home with a tented roof in the Queensland rainforest; an owner-architect from Melbourne is creating a house in the curvy image of his own foot; a Tassie chef is re-configuring a hodge-podge of mismatched buildings including a windmill and decrepit outdoor toilet; and some forward thinking eco-warriors are building on a slippery, shifting sand dune. It does make you wonder, wouldn’t it be easier just to buy? But that wouldn't be a Grand Design, and this is one series that shouldn’t be missed!
Episode 12 - French Island Barge, Vic
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.
Grand Designs Australia Season 7 Episode Guide
To get you up to speed with all the amazing properties from Season 7, here's a quick re-cap of all the episodes of this season's Grand Designs Australia.
Episode 11 - Tallebudgera Valley Queenslander, QLD
Doug and Yvette live on an idyllic 10-acre property in the Gold Coast. On a whim, they bought a 100-year-old house. It will make a 130 km journey to its new home on the back of a truck.
Episode 10 - Daylesford Long House, VIC
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.
Episode 9 - Hamilton Japanese Queenslander, QLD
Steve has a fascination for all things Japanese and fell in love with the work of an iconic Japanese architect Yo Shimada, and has asked him to design his new home.
Episode 8 - Stirling Glass Stone House, SA
Six years ago, Louise and Steve bought two acres of a English garden in the Adelaide hills. Using the local stone, their dream home will be a rustic two-storey stone farmhouse with a modern twist.
Episode 7 - Aldinga Beach Dune, SA
Set on a small block overlooking the Southern Ocean, this three-pod home straddles a pair of four-metre high sand dunes on the protected Aldinga Scrub conservation area on the South Australian coast.
Episode 6 - Kensington Curvy, Vic
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.
Episode 5 - Ocean Shores Chipboard, NSW
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.
Episode 3 - Verrierdale Tent House, QLD
Inland from Noosa in a tropical landscape sits Nick and Nicole's sail house. They have a design which they hope will look like a yacht moored on dry land and provide them with adventure in paradise.
Episode 2 - Maianbar Cross Laminated Timber, NSW
Sydney couple Phil and Ariana want something cutting-edge that hasn't been done before. This special house will cantilever out from their block and overlook the water at Maianbar.
Episode 1 - North Bondi Urban Cliff, NSW
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?