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'Saddest house ever’ is up for sale following years of bad luck

'Saddest house ever’ is up for sale following years of bad luck

Chesil Cliff House, which was branded the 'saddest house ever' by Grand Designs viewers, has been put up for sale.

Chisel Cliff House, which featured on Grand Designs, has been listed for sale following years of bad luck.

The property was dubbed the 'saddest house ever' by Grand Designs fans after it featured on the hit Channel 4 show in 2019 and viewers saw the toll that the project took on its developer Ed Short.

With work having now been completed on the coastal property, which is located in Devon, it's been listed for sale with an asking price of £6,500,000 on Rightmove.

The home has been split in two with a neighbouring annex, known as The Eye, valued at around £2.5 million and available by separate negotiation.

Chisel Cliff House boasts eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms and six reception rooms, with the interior currently described as a 'blank canvas' - ready for a buyer to put their stamp on the property.

It is described as one of the UK's 'most spectacular newly built coastal homes in a cliff-top position' and as being 'uniquely designed'.

Work on the property has since been finished and it's now listed as two properties.
Channel 4

The waterfront home was designed by architect Alan Philips and features of the property include terraces, an infinity pool and a private beach cove.

Every room boasts incredible views of the coast with 'almost 360-degree viewers over Croyde Bay', according to the listing.

Chisel Cliff House offers 'total seclusion' with a discrete driveway leading down to the property and there's even planning permission for a helipad in the grounds.

The eight-bedroom house took 10 years to complete.
Knight Frank.

Chisel Cliff House featured on Grand Designs back in 2019 with developer Ed, 52, sharing the highs and lows of his dream project.

Sadly, his house renovation project turned into a bit of a nightmare after he was hit with numerous setbacks due to the contractor, financial stresses and Covid.

Ed, who purchased the property with his ex-wife to renovate into their ideal family home, was initially told the property would be put on the market - with a £10m price tag - by the end of 2021, but the whole thing was hit with setback after setback.

The house appeared on Grand Designs in 2019.

Speaking back in April about Chisel Cliff House finally being on the market, Ed told The Times: "I can not make any plans of what I do next until it is sold - but I would be very surprised if they involved any more big build projects. I think I need a physiatrist and help with PTSD.

"I’ll always be proud to have finished this. I owe it to my family to have a real end result, but the time has come to move on.

"I will have achieved what I set out to do, never deviating from the plans, and for that I’ll always be proud.

"These past ten years have been a marathon slog - and I have got used to being a millionaire in debt."

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: TV and Film, Home