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Inside Grand Designs’ saddest ever house as it's listed for sale

Inside Grand Designs’ saddest ever house as it's listed for sale

The stunning property is currently on the market

The house featured on Grand Designs’ ‘saddest ever’ episode is complete and looks absolutely stunning.

Fans of the series may remember Ed Short, who featured on the Channel 4 show back in October 2019 where viewers saw his project hit with setback after setback, plunging him into millions of pounds worth of debt.

The stresses and strains from the property even led to Short saying he felt as though he had been ‘cursed’.

Speaking to the Daily Star in 2022, Short said that he had battled through ‘the banking crisis, the Brexit years, which were very hard, the coronavirus pandemic and then the pingdemic’.

“It's a very long list and sometimes you do feel cursed by it all,” he told the publication.

When Short’s episode aired, many viewers said it was the ‘saddest ever’ after seeing the toll the lighthouse-inspired property in Croyde, Devon, took on Short.

However, a decade after he took the project on, the house finally went on sale last summer, but the story wasn’t over just yet and it was taken off the market before being re-listed as two separate properties earlier this year.

The property is complete and on the market.
Knight Frank / Channel 4

Christopher Bailey at Knight Frank told House Beautiful: “We are pleased to announce that Chesil Cliff has relaunched to the open market with a guide price of £7,500,000. With a three-bedroom cliff top annexe, known as The Eye, available by separate negotiation.

“The property was taken off the market over the last few months when a private and confidential sale was being discussed, however, the property remains fully available for sale.”

And images from the estate agent show the impressive job Short did on the property. Check it out:

The property offers stunning views.
Knight Frank / Channel 4
Knight Frank / Channel 4
Knight Frank / Channel 4

The interior has been left a bright white, meaning prospective buyers can view the gaff as a complete blank canvas.

It boasts an impressive five bedrooms and four reception rooms but it’s the breathtaking views - thanks to the multitude of floor to ceiling mirrors - that really make the property stand out from the rest.

The living room also has sliding glass doors that give direct access to the outdoor infinity pool, which - like the rest of the property - has amazing views of the sea.

Although all of Short’s efforts appear to have paid off - and the stunning home is finally on the market - he’s admitted that he’s unlikely to take on such a large project again.

Ed Short spent a decade on the project.
Knight Frank / Channel 4
Knight Frank / Channel 4
Knight Frank / Channel 4

Speaking in 2022, he shared: "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: Knight Frank/Channel 4

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