Inside the Grand Designs property so stunning the developer refused to sell and moved in his family

A BRIGHTON property wowed its developer so much that he took it for himself, moving his whole family into the contemporary home.

The unique wildflower-covered roof and the Japanese-inspired layout are only some of Hove House’s stand-out features, resulting in property boss Paul Templeton deciding not to put it on the market.

A Brighton property wowed its developer so much that he took it for himself

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A Brighton property wowed its developer so much that he took it for himselfCredit: Baobab
Property boss Paul Templeton moved his whole family into the contemporary home

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Property boss Paul Templeton moved his whole family into the contemporary homeCredit: Baobab

Paul, who owns property development company Baobab Developments, spent over two years working on the stunning single-storey home, where it was intended for a lucky future customer.

His company specialises in building homes with a clear architectural slant, and the very private, sanctuary-like Hove House stood out amongst the city’s abundance of huge extensions and four-storey properties.

The compact home features in tonight’s episode of Grand

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Grand Designs viewers stunned by urban home the size of a London tube carriage

GRAND Designs viewers could not believe their eyes when they saw a house so tiny it was the size of a London tube carriage.

The Channel 4 series presented its annual, House of the Year special, and featured the tiny home in south London.

Grand Designs viewers were in awe of a tiny house built in London.  The 'Slot House' is 2.8 metres wide and the size of a London Tube carriage

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Grand Designs viewers were in awe of a tiny house built in London. The ‘Slot House’ is 2.8 metres wide and the size of a London Tube carriage
The Slot House was designed by architects, and married couple, Sally and Sandy Rendel

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The Slot House was designed by architects, and married couple, Sally and Sandy Rendel
Some of the home's features include exposed materials which allowed more space as nothing was plaster boarded.

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Some of the home’s features include exposed materials which allowed more space as nothing was plaster boarded.

The ‘Slot House’ was designed by married architecture couple Sally and Sandy Rendel.

They built the house in a 2.8 metre gap alongside their home and come up with a series of innovative ideas to make the most out of the small space.

Sandy

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