LOOK: Stunning six-bedroom Suffolk home to appear on Grand Designs tonight

Kevin McCloud with homeowners Toby and Libby Leeming in west Suffolk whose home will appear on Grand

Kevin McCloud with homeowners Toby and Libby Leeming in west Suffolk whose home will appear on Grand Designs Picture: FREMANTLE/GRAND DESIGNS - Credit: Archant

Kevin McCloud and his Grand Design’s team are set to feature a Suffolk home on the Channel 4 show tonight.

The house boasts six bedrooms across several buildings connected by walkways Picture: FREMANTLE/CHAN

The house boasts six bedrooms across several buildings connected by walkways Picture: FREMANTLE/CHANNEL 4 - Credit: Archant

The episode, airing at 9pm, will show the story of the horseshoe farmhouse near Bury St Edmunds, the brainchild of Toby and Libby Leeming, both 37.

According to the Grand Designs Magazine, the idea for their 370sqm dream home came following the recovery from serious illness, with the husband and wife team aiming to build the perfect home for their young family.

MORE: Suffolk home among Kevin McCloud's favourites on Grand Designs

Long Melford-based building company Mbloc were behind the build alongside London architect Edward McCann, who oversaw the eight-month build from October 2018 to July 2019.

Architect Edward McCann said he is immensely happy for the couple Picture: EDWARD MCCANN ARCHITECTS

Architect Edward McCann said he is immensely happy for the couple Picture: EDWARD MCCANN ARCHITECTS - Credit: EDWARD MCCANN ARCHITECTS

Built around an ancient oak tree in the west Suffolk village, the six-bedroom house is built up of several buildings linked together by walkways.


You may also want to watch:


The main building features four bedroom and three bathrooms, while the guest annexe houses an additional two bedrooms and bathrooms.

Darren Howard, Mbloc's managing director said: "This was a tremendous opportunity and an exciting challenge to expand our design to fulfil the requirements of the client and has provided us with the perfect opportunity to showcase our unique new concept building company.

Most Read

"We're very much looking forward to viewing the completed programme!"

The six-bedroom house is the brainchild of Toby and Libby Leeming following a period of ill health P

The six-bedroom house is the brainchild of Toby and Libby Leeming following a period of ill health Picture: FREMANTLE/CHANNEL 4 - Credit: Archant

Architect Edward McCann said: "I am immensely happy for Toby and Libby.

"At the outset there was no knowing whether we would get past planning let alone manage to build the house within the budget that they have available.

"Walking round the house as it reached completion it was striking how all the relationships between the interior spaces and the surrounding landscape had come together making the house feel properly bedded into its place."

Viewers will have to wait and see if the couple were able to stick to their £530,000 build budget after spending £250,000 on the fishing lake-side plot.

The six-bedroom house will appear on Channel 4's Grand Designs tonight Picture: FREMANTLE/CHANNEL 4

The six-bedroom house will appear on Channel 4's Grand Designs tonight Picture: FREMANTLE/CHANNEL 4 - Credit: Archant

The six-bedroom house will appear on Channel 4's Grand Designs tonight Picture: FREMANTLE/CHANNEL 4

The six-bedroom house will appear on Channel 4's Grand Designs tonight Picture: FREMANTLE/CHANNEL 4 - Credit: Archant

The six-bedroom house will appear on Channel 4's Grand Designs tonight Picture: FREMANTLE/CHANNEL 4

The six-bedroom house will appear on Channel 4's Grand Designs tonight Picture: FREMANTLE/CHANNEL 4 - Credit: Archant

The six-bedroom house will appear on Channel 4's Grand Designs tonight Picture: FREMANTLE/CHANNEL 4

The six-bedroom house will appear on Channel 4's Grand Designs tonight Picture: FREMANTLE/CHANNEL 4 - Credit: Archant

The six-bedroom house will appear on Channel 4's Grand Designs tonight Picture: FREMANTLE/CHANNEL 4

The six-bedroom house will appear on Channel 4's Grand Designs tonight Picture: FREMANTLE/CHANNEL 4 - Credit: Archant

The house in west Suffolk will appear on the Channel 4 show tonight Picture: FREMANTLE/CHANNEL 4

The house in west Suffolk will appear on the Channel 4 show tonight Picture: FREMANTLE/CHANNEL 4 - Credit: Archant

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus