Grand Designs plays repeats all the time. So it was good to see the project shown again for the house known as Pavello (Pavillion in Spanish), in Colgate near Horsham. On two occasions did we see our very own Kelsey machines on TV, hard at work on the site of this amazing house.
Completed back in 2015, this 5,533sq ft home of linear steel, concrete and glass, tucked away on a lush 5.1-acre site, still looks amazing. Consisting of five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a sauna, this was one of the largest houses to have ever featured on Grand Designs. The open plan living room, which encompasses the kitchen and a 16ft-long bespoke sofa as well as a casual seating area, actually has space to park four fire engines! Apparently…
It also had underfloor heating, ground-source heat pumps, ventilation which circulates fresh air internally and a geothermal cooling system to pull cool air in during the summer. As well as this, a stunning swimming pool.
Clinton Dall, who designed and built it with the help of a Brighton designer friend, Des Hammond. The father of four, who runs a cleaning company, knocked down the original farmhouse-style home that once stood on the site. The project required 14,000sq ft of tiles and materials, which was enough to build 10 new homes!
As a local company, we would have hoped that we would have been asked to participate on the project, which of course we were. Our machines were used for the groundworks. Always exciting to be seen on TV! And for many years to come hopefully!