Grand Designs New Zealand: Series 3
Grand Designs New Zealand is a series about New Zealanders taking on the challenge of building their own unique and inspirational homes… From architectural designer mansions to DIY homes using archaic or new school building techniques and material… From the beach, to the mountains, and the hills in between. Grand Designs charts the in-depth process of creating these unique homes, and the personal journeys of those building them.
Part 1: Imitation Villa
Kelly wants to recreate an ornate historic homestead in Helensville – just like one she fell in love with as a child. And she’s not letting her six kids hold her back.
Part 2: Log Home
Ski enthusiast Ash dreams of building a traditional European Log Cabin at the base of Mount Ruapehu. But will his daughter’s input compromise his dream?
Part 3: Island Hideaway
Sky wants to build a remote, off-grid island sanctuary, where he and his family can escape the demands of mainland life.
Part 4: Moving Mansion
Jamie and Melissa went to buy a staircase from a Christchurch villa and ended up buying the whole house. Now they must transport their massive manion overland to Queenstown.
Part 5: Black House
George and Yvonne are leaving Auckland to retire in Nelson. They’ve chosen a difficult site over a tidal estuary and George wants to paint the entire house black – inside and out.
Part 6: Vinegar Lane Apartment
A young Auckland couple borrow a fortune to build their first home – and along the way face delays, budget blow-outs, and becoming new parents.
Part 7: Canopy House
Wedding dress designer Robyn and husband David have a dream to build a home that looks across a native canopy. But will getting materials to their Waiheke site make the build impossible?
Part 8: Music Box House
Mahuia and Mindy are preparing to be first-time parents and want to build a family home that will double as a recording studio and a rooftop performance space.