Another Grand Design for sale. Cue Kevin pursing lips.
“Take an isolated hilltop barn, add some crispy-edged modern steel and glass, and three hundred years of history, and you have the rich ingredients with which to create a mouth-watering contemporary barn conversion.”
Or so said Kevin McCloud anyway when Hillcot Barn was finally converted by their third set of builders, at almost double their original budget.
As architects RRA put it, ‘It had all the hallmarks of a classic Grand Design programme, building analysis, aspiration and hope, trial and tribulation and good old retribution at the end.’
There’s also a nice scene with owner Jane taking out her frustrations with the male-dominated building industry on an unsuspecting leek. But don’t take our word for it, have a look for yourselves: