Grand Designs home comes under fire by online trolls as ‘worst ever’


A £1.2million home which featured on Grand Designs has come under fire from internet trolls who’ve said it was the worst house ever to feature on the show.

Paul and Amy Wilkinson from Old Leake featured on the show alongside host Kevin McCloud when they took on the task of creating their circular home on a 16-acre plot.

The couple built a five bedroomed lakeside home in the county with five circular timber buildings linked by a series of walkways.

Outside of the home

In the programme the pair managed to build it in just 13 months with owner Paul suffering with back problems which threatened his health as he was working on the project.

However, since it aired at 9pm last night, Wednesday September 11, on Channel 4 the home has received criticism from online trolls for being ‘tacky’ and ‘awful’.

 

The home included a indoor swimming pool, miniature Stone Henge, lazy river kitchen sink and £8,000 silver and turquoise bespoke sofa.

Some online trolls took to Twitter to offer their views on the build.

The home is made up of five circular timber buildings linked by walkways

One person said: “Watching Grand Designs and money really doesn’t buy class, One of the worst furbished homes I’ve ever seen.

“From silver sofas, to alien statues which looks like a sports centre.”

Another added: “More money than sense, personal taste but my god it’s tacky.”

Another Twitter user said: “Worst Grand Designs EVER! Sorry Kevin? Have you lost the plot?”

Just some of the comments online

However, not everyone was so downbeat about the build with many flocking to

say how stunning it was

.

One person commented to say: “Definitely a WOW house, good for them.”

Another person added: “Great looking house, well done. Enjoy your new home.”

Praising the work of the owners another person said: “Well done Paul and Amy, you have done so well and built a beautiful house for your beautiful family.

“You’re a hard working couple, you should be proud of yourself.”

A games room

Keen to do something out of the ordinary, the couple drew on their love of history, metal detecting, and the ‘Celts’ for inspiration.

‘It’s always been a dream to build our own home and build one which is really unique and a challenge,’ Paul said.

The home itself is made from eight huge interlocking cylindrical ‘drums’, with the main drum acting as the centre of the five-bedroom family home. 

It is connected by raised outdoor paths to each of the four other drums, which house a swimming pool, a biomass plant room, an entertainment room and a kennel room for the dogs.

Watch the episode on the All 4 website here.



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