GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA: SERIES 3
Award-winning architect Peter Maddison doesn’t quite have the charisma and cheek of his UK hosting counterpart, Kevin McCloud, but it doesn’t really matter as this show is all about the spectacular houses. For anyone interested in buildings or architecture, this series, which aired on Foxtel’s LifeStyle channel, is property porn. It takes viewers inside some of Australia’s most exciting residential building projects from start to finish, showing how the owners’ vision comes together with various glitches along the way. Houses to go gaga over this season include the transformation of a Californian bungalow into a Japanese-style timber home; the construction of a house designed with feng shui and energy ecology in mind; and a 60m long, one-roomwide, almost all-glass home with views across the Barossa Valley. ★★★✩ Extras: None.