These beautifully designed homes are some of the best in the country.
The grand designs have been shortlisted for the
award. RIBA House of the Year
The award, which celebrates excellence and innovation in home design, goes to the best one-off house designed by an architect in the UK.
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The houses were whittled down from a longlist to a shortlist featured in Grand Designs: House of the Year, which started on Channel 4 on October 23 and showcased seven shortlisted houses over four weeks.
The final winner will be announced in an episode on Wednesday, November 13.
The 'Pocket House' in south London transformed a site containing garages into a family home, which is partly underground. (Picture: Edmund Sumner) Judges said a "high level of quality and excellent value for money" had been achieved with the house, which uses brick, timber and concrete. (Picture: Edmund Sumner) This black-timbered house on the Isle of Skye was built right next to the water's edge with the aim of showing its connection to the sea (Picture: Andrew Lee) The huge window at the end of the main living space shows views across the water (Picture: Andrew Lee) This house moulded into the west facing slope of Sartfell on the Isle of Man, with views overlooking the Irish Sea has made it to the shortlist too. (Picture: Edmund Sumner) The huge concrete building has exposed polished floors and is heated via a "lake sourced heat pump" (Picture: Edward Sumner) Nithurst Farm in Sussex occupies the site of a former farm house in a secluded valley and conjures up memories of farm buildings in Italy (Picture: Brotherton Lock) The main family living accommodation is modelled on a traditional great hall with versions of musicians’ gallery, solar and rude screen (Picture: Brotherton Lock) House Lessans in County Down, Northern Ireland, sits next to an existing barn and has a separate bedroom block with private courtyard and living spaces which look out onto a green rolling landscape. (Picture: Aidan McGrath) The creation was designed by McGonigle McGrath (Picture: Aidan McGrath) 'Secular Retreat' is on a remote Devon hilltop surrounded by pine trees so it can't really be seen (Picture: Jack Hobhouse) The main living space uses stone and concrete and has underfloor heating (Picture: Jack Hobhouse)