The Best Grand Designs-Style Properties
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The Best Grand Designs-Style Properties

Properties designed to wow you

These wow-factor homes push the limits of modern design. Here are some show-stopping properties on the market now that could easily be seen on Grand Designs.

The Most Architecturally Impressive Homes On The Market Now

Los Monteros, Marbella, Spain

Spanish villa with a triangular outdoor swimming pool and a hexagonal driveway.

This remarkable Spanish villa doesn’t just look the part; it’s also bursting with jaw-dropping features including marble floors, a pool and a Jacuzzi. With six bedrooms and six bathrooms, plenty of guests can enjoy it, too. Available through Hamptons for €11.75 million

Oil Nut Bay, British Virgin Islands

Coastal mansion with a green roof and floor-to-ceiling windows.

The jewel in the crown of this cliffside home is its magnificent green roof – but the breathtaking residence is also complete with an infinity pool and even its own waterfall (which you can control using your phone, of course). On the market for $27.5 million. For more information, visit

Bowdon, Manchester

Subterranean home with a circular landscaped garden.

A true Grand Designs-style property, this unique subterranean home is kitted out with a car lift, bar and DJ booth, plus three bedroom suites and gorgeous landscaped gardens. It’s one of a kind. Available through Jackson-Stops for offers in excess of £3 million

Derby Road, Victoria, London

Victorian warehouse conversion with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Designed by the award-winning Smith and Newton Architects, this former Victorian warehouse boasts a triple-height reception area, a bespoke kitchen, and amenities including a gym, bar, games room and spa. You’ll also find four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a roofless atrium/winter garden. Available through Knight Frank, Savills and Hamptons at a guide price of £5.995 million

Maenporth, Falmouth, Cornwall

Modern coastal home with floor-to-ceiling windows and glass balconies.

Whether you’re dining in the sprawling kitchen, lounging on the sheltered terrace or taking a dip in the swimming pool, this striking home provides spectacular sea views. It’s a coastal masterpiece. Available through Knight Frank at a guide price of £4.5 million

Douro Valley, Baiao, Portugal

portugal riverside home

Perched in an enviable position in Douro Valley surrounded by luscious greenery and overlooking the river, this Portuguese property would be dreamy for entertaining. There’s the open plan kitchen, dining room and living area, making drinks and dinnner parties that much easier. Plus, the glass walls offer stunning views, while the sliding doors allow the option to go alfresco. And the glass sided swimming pool is just spectacular. Available through Knight Frank; POA