You can now live in the 'Curvy Seashell House' from Grand Designs - on sale for £1.45m

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The house stood out for its pale pink curving walls and corkscrew staircase tower.
(Bradleys Estate Agents/SWNS)
The house stood out for its pale pink curving walls and corkscrew staircase tower. (Bradleys Estate Agents/SWNS)

Ever watched Grand Designs and imagined what it would be like to live in one of the incredible houses? 

Well now you can, as one of the most memorable properties featured on the show is for sale and it can be all yours - if you have a cool £1.45m sitting in the bank. 

The famous 'Curvy Seashell house' from the Channel 4 series has gone on the market for the first time since it appeared on the show in 2005. 

The unique four-bed home home which overlooks the River Teign received a lot of attention at the time thanks to its pale pink curving walls (hence the house's name) and corkscrew staircase tower.

The unusual property was built by Pat Becker in the garden of her home in Shaldon, Devon, and taking inspiration from its seafront location, was designed to look shell-like in its appearance. 

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The unique four-bed home home overlooks the River Teign. (Bradleys Estate Agents/SWNS)
The unique four-bed home home overlooks the River Teign. (Bradleys Estate Agents/SWNS)

Since appearing on Grand Designs, the property has remained in the same family – until now, when it has been listed for sale at an asking price of £1.45million.

Commenting on the sale of the unique home, estate agents Bradleys of Shaldon said: "As featured in the popular Channel 4 series of Grand Designs. The house was built in 2005, echoing a seashell design. This modern coastal property is situated in a prime Shaldon location, in the exclusive Horse Lane neighbourhood.

"Nestled between the extensive Botanical Gardens and the Ness Lawns, The Garden House offers fabulous estuary and coastal views."

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The house has some incredible features. (Bradleys Estate Agents/SWNS)
The house has some incredible features. (Bradleys Estate Agents/SWNS)

In the Grand Designs episode Kevin McCloud said: "It's like being in Miami or the Mediterranean."

He told viewers he loved the views and the glorious architect-designed curves and concluded: "This place is so quirky - there are bits I really like and others I do not."

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With 2,104 sq ft of living space spread across two floors, the seashell house would make an ideal family home for anyone dreaming of coastal life. 

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The house stood out for its pale pink curving walls and corkscrew staircase tower.
(Bradleys Estate Agents/SWNS)
The house stood out for its pale pink curving walls and corkscrew staircase tower. (Bradleys Estate Agents/SWNS)

Bradleys details add: "Entry is via the circular domed reception hall, with curved staircase descending to the lower floor. 

"On the entrance floor, the accommodation offers a cloakroom, an open plan sitting/dining room with double-height windows encompassing the views and an exposed wooden ceiling emphasising the curvature of the convex copper roof." 

The spacious feel also extends into the sunny conservatory area.

"Glazed doors give access to front and rear balconies, making the most of the lush garden setting."

The kitchen in the unusual home. (Bradleys Estate Agents/SWNS)
The kitchen in the unusual home. (Bradleys Estate Agents/SWNS)

Other covetable features in the unique home include a "sizeable kitchen and utility room", a master bedroom with en suite bath/shower room and access to "an extensive vaulted loft space".

Go down the stairs to the lower ground floor and you’ll find a guest suite, two more double bedrooms, a large family bathroom, and a workshop or store room.

Dream location! The house is situated right by the sea. (Bradleys Estate Agents/SWNS)
Dream location! The house is situated right by the sea. (Bradleys Estate Agents/SWNS)

In terms of outdoor space, you’ve got multiple balconies, plus walled gardens accessed by a cobbled path.

"The extensive mature walled gardens, which have been imaginatively planted and cherished over the years, are accessed via a cobbled path meandering through to a handy gate leading down across the lawns to The Ness and Shaldon’s beaches," the details continue. 

Shaldon was voted one of the best places to live in the South West in The Sunday Times 2020 list, so you'll be buying in a covetable location too. 

If you fancy living in a seashell inspired house by the sea you can do so through the Bradleys website.

Additional reporting SWNS.

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