The Round House as featured on Grand Designs on sale for £1.1million

Be left in awe of this quirky circular property, once featured on Channel 4's Grand Designs

The Round House is a five-bed property, which featured on the Channel 4 property show. The impressive family home features a generous 58ft living area wrapped around a circular courtyard, which has to be seen to be believed.

The famous new-build appeared on much-loved TV property show back in September 2014.

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round house around circular courtyard with stone and wooden wall

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Not your usual two-up two-down, this striking home is a departure from regular new builds.

‘From the hilltop tribes of Ethiopia to the North American Indians, people have always built round houses, they were the first dwellings,' said Kevin on the show.  ‘And yet these days we live in a rectangular age. But I think we should be pushing at the envelope, I think we should be building circular again’.

circular courtyard with small tree

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Four sets of bifold doors open onto the feature paved circular courtyard, which features decking and a hot tub.

'It is almost as though a giant wooden spaceship has landed on top of Stonehenge and interlocked with it. It is beautiful. I always thought that the building was like a big embrace. It is very dynamic,' exclaimed the programme's presenter Kevin McCloud.

living room with glass view

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Describing the custom made house the agents say, 'only upon viewing this remarkable home does obvious practicality seamlessly combine with the comfortable and versatile contemporary living space'.

Going on to say, 'blending well into the landscape clad in Siberian Larch under a planted roof, this intriguing round house features five bedrooms. Including a master suite with garden access and four further en-suite bedrooms including the family bathroom) and a large multi aspect reception room/kitchen featuring polished concrete flooring and full height windows.'

kitchen with white walls and counter table

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The kitchen is a triumph in contemporary design. The incredible ceiling height, open-plan aspect and modern curved units all add to the overall wow factor.

bedroom with glass view

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The full height windows are most remarkable in the sizeable master bedroom – imagine waking to those views every morning.

bathroom with bathtub and wooden carpet

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Other features include underfloor heating throughout, a large separate utility room and a large second reception room – currently fitted out as a cinema room.

On the show we saw Peter Berkin and his wife Chard construct the unusual house, not always agreeing it must be said! The visionary couple spent up of £400,000 building their home.

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The famous home is back on the market with agents Emoov via Zoopla, with an asking price of £1,100,00.

We shared news of this quirky home being up for sale back in April, 2016. Two years after it first aired on the show. At the time it was listed for £1million – showing how much it has appreciated in value.

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If you fancy residing in a circular property and have a spare £1million, what are you waiting for?! Properties like this don't roll around often.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.