Kevin McCloud praises Suffolk dream house in Grand Designs episode
PUBLISHED: 14:52 03 October 2019 | UPDATED: 10:20 04 October 2019
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TV host Kevin McCloud has praised the “almighty” achievement made by a Suffolk couple in building their dream house on Grand Designs.
As he walked along the driveway for the very first time after completion, Mr McCloud said "that's really quite good", after joking he feared the interesting structure may had looked like scout huts.
The unconventional home was the brainchild of Toby Leeming, who dreamed of building his own home while battling leukaemia on tour with his band in the USA.
But it was upon entering the six-bedroom eco-friendly home in west Suffolk that the architect and broadcaster truly admired the hard work put in by Mr Leeming.
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He said: "So much of Toby's vision was focused on the interior and he certainly has delivered.
"This is an almighty achievement for someone learning on the job."
It is hoped the house will give peace of mind to Mr Leeming and his wife Libby and baby daughter Margot, being adapted specifically to his needs following his recovery.
Among the Channel 4 host's favourite features of the house was its stunning views of the west Suffolk countryside.
Mr McCloud added: "To have pulled this off - something of real quality so quickly - is extraordinary.
"These quiet unassuming sheds are great architecture."
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