Grand Designs ‘saddest’ project sees guest vow to finish building after 10 years

A luxury lighthouse-inspired home that featured on Channel 4's Grand Designs is still being built – more than a decade later.

Edward Short, 52, has now spent ten years on the ambitious project and remains adamant he will finish it – but would then be forced to sell, Mirror reports.

He had dreamed of an idyllic existence in the stunning new cliff-top home in one of Devon's most picturesque coastal locations and took on the task of bringing his vision to life.

But the extraordinary Chesil Cliff House was described as the "saddest episode ever" by many who watched it after airing in October 2019.

The episode followed Edward and his family as misfortune beset the project leaving the house in Croyde, Devon, unfinished and with the family plunged into millions of pounds worth of debt.

The unique location at Down End Point boasts panoramic views across Croyde Bay to the north as well as to Saunton beach and Braunton Burrows to the south.

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"I've accepted the only way forward is to finish and sell it. We had to take a few breaks to refinance because it's so expensive, but we got things moving again last year.

"It's a big ask but I think we'll see it on the market by the end of the year."

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The luxury home once finished was planned to feature a huge circular tower based on a lighthouse design along with a spectacular 'glass edge' infinity swimming pool, a home cinema and a sauna and steam room.

He said: "We're most of the way there with the building work now, and it certainly looks a lot better than it did.

"We're currently we're putting down underfloor heating, completing the driveway and adding linings to the pool.

"I have professionals currently designing the interior because you can't take shortcuts on a high-end property like this."

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Edward has previously apologised to locals who he said were fed up with seeing the unfinished grey eyesore on the point, but he also asked them to "stick with it".

The building now sports a more attractive white exterior but it's still covered in scaffolding – although Edward says that will likely be coming down soon.

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