Grand Designs viewers have mercilessly trolled a couple’s new barn conversion after claiming it looked like a “crematorium”.
Nathan and Amye, from Lincolnshire, ended up going £200,000 over budget for the contemporary family home which was based on a Dutch barn house.
The impressive family home was built to them and their teenagers Noah and Eva as well as a separate annex for Nathan’s mum and step-dad – Rosie and Albert.
But their budget of £400,000 was soon used up after a surge of floods destroyed the building’s foundations as well as other problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
After 12 months, they finally completed their build with the finished product shown on last night’s Channel 4 episode.
Seeing the building for the first time, host Kevin McCloud said: “This house is all shape, as if carved from something solid. I still think it resembles upturned boats protecting their precious human cargo.”
Unfortunately, though, viewers weren’t quite as impressed and took particular issue with the huge chimney feature.
“That chimney though…looks like a crematorium,” one wrote. “Apart from that, loved it.”
Another commented: “All I can see is that chimney and it looks like a crematorium. It takes away from the house.”
A third continued: “First thing I think of looking at the outside is that it looks like a crematorium. Shaping is lovely but it's gone wrong somewhere. But if they like it, then so be it.”
“Last night’s Grand Designs looked more like a crematorium than a home,” a fourth said. “But each to their own.”
But some viewers loved the daring design.
“One the best builds featured on the program,” one wrote.
It is not the first time a couple have splashed the cash on Grand Designs, with the end result not going down well with viewers.
Back in 2019, fans of the show slammed a couple for blowing their budget on a house that “looked like a shed”.
Meanwhile, 2019’s House of the Year was blasted for “looking like a 1970s prison”.
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