This new Grand Designs For Sale website is a free to use facility, from the not-for-profit voluntary website group Unique Property Bulletin. Further details and website philosophy explained at the foot of this page*.


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Tane – Grand Design, Isle of Wight (c) 2013 Spence Willard

The Grand Design at Binstead on the Isle of Wight has recently had a price reduction from £1,000,000 to £975,000.

Agency Narrative: Tane – This award-winning property was featured as part of the Grand Designs series when it was built in 2010 and was short-listed for the Grand Designs Award and this year was nominated as one of Kevin McCloud’s Top Ten Grand Design Projects following their 100th series. In addition, Tane won the Architect’s Journal Small Build Award 2011 and the RIBA 2011 (Isle of Wight) Award.

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Tane – Grand Design, Isle of Wight (c) 2013 Spence Willard

This truly unique property was designed by the current owner, Lincoln Miles, and influenced by his partner, artist Lisa Traxler. It combines a striking modern structure with a tower with a pre-existing single storey residence.

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Charming Bridge Over Still Water (c) 2013 Spence Willard

The house has stunning living spaces with an array of impressive features ranging from roof gardens to extensive American Black Walnut joinery. The western extension to the building was designed to provide a generous self contained work space, comprising a large artists studio and a separate office, whilst the remainder provides flexible living accommodation.

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Tane – Aditional Elements (c) 2013 Spence Willard

The tower houses a luxurious master bedroom suite overlooking the trees with its own terrace, and on the first floor below a dressing room and a wet room with huge shower and a sunken bath looking out over a further roof terrace. The main living space includes a kitchen/diner with large sliding doors that open the whole of the side of this room to the garden whilst a glass ceiling panel allows light in to this room and the adjacent sitting room. There is an additional reception room, a utility room and 2 bedrooms on the ground floor. There are a wonderful array of details to the house ranging from burnt larch cladding to an enamelled artwork exterior wall and moat like approach to front door.


Tane – Grand Design, Isle of Wight (c) 2013 Spence Willard

Location: Tane, Quarr Road, Binstead, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4EL.

Television: Series 7, Episode 6.

Tane, Quarr Road, Binstead, Ryde PO33 4EL

For Sale: £975,000 Currently off the sale list.

Contact: The Modern House Agencies Tel: 020 7704 3504

Historic online brochure with more details and photographs: Archive Reference Copy Click Here


Unique Property Bulletin – Grand Designs Special Edition


* Since our Unique Property Bulletin went from being a paper Bulletin of 25 years vintage to an online presence, there have been certain very strong themes and styles of unusual property that have emerged with an online synergy to other websites.

In essence this means that for certain very popular classes of unique property, a dedicated website can be a useful facility. Whilst we are NOT an official “Grand Designs” website, but with this Grand Designs For Sale reference site, we do hope to help in presenting a range of buildings for sale (and also a sold archive for research purposes) that have featured on this very popular and informative television series.

We also hope, via the Unique Property Bulletin website to be able to assist the Grand Designs production team to locate potential candidate buildings for future series. A mutually beneficial website – a two way street. Helping us, help other eccentrics like us, in turn helping the core Grand Designs team if at all possible.