This Sunday night following the return of Grand Designs Revisited, ABC premieres a new locally-produced property series, Dream Build.
These 8 minute episodes are produced internally by ABC TV, and will air from 8:15pm, presumably to round off the 45 minute Grand Designs from the UK. Until recently ABC has been forced to add bitesize editions of other shows, in order to start shows at 8:30pm.
Dream Build is a new series about Aussies who have been lucky enough to turn the dream of building their own home into a spectacular reality.
The front door will open to some of Australia’s cutting edge homes revealing what can happen when the brief is pushed on design and budget.
Each owner will share their experience of throwing down ambitious and challenging briefs to their architect in the hope of creating a ‘one in a million’ home.
The architect will reveal their design secrets and how they rose to the challenge to give their client the home of their dreams.
The first episode features a Melbourne couple faced with a dilemma familiar to many parents. With three young kids they quickly found themselves outgrowing their small terraced home.
The options were either move from a street they loved or transform their block of land into a home for the future. They decided to stay and gave the architect, Andrew Maynard, a testing brief – design a playful home that, like the family, would grow and change over the next 30 years.
The result is certainly futuristic and at the home’s heart is an Aussie backyard transformed by a man-made hill. The award-winning design is arresting and certainly got all the neighbours talking!
Over the series Dream Build visits 11 contemporary houses around Australia.
8:15pm Sunday ABC1.