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Thunderbirds inspired Castle Acre house featured on Grand Designs branded 'ugliest house ever' by viewer



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An incredible transformed water tower at Castle Acre has made it through to the Grand Designs House of the Year competition on Channel 4 television.

However, some viewers took to Twitter to brand the construction the "ugliest house ever", with some comparing it to an"East German guard tower".

One Twitter user said: "The water tower is genuinely the ugliest house I've ever seen".

Water Tower Project featured on Grand Designs C4- @watertowerproject (53172274)
Water Tower Project featured on Grand Designs C4- @watertowerproject (53172274)

However, the social media response was largely positive with locals praising the unique renovation and said it had "put their area on the map".

Viewers tuned into Wednesday’s programme presented by Kevin McLoud when It was one of five ‘surprising' houses featured. Owners Dennis Pedersen and Misia Godebska proudly showed off the conversion with Dennis admitting that his inspiration was his childhood obsession with Thunderbirds.

The architect Mike Tonkin said: "It is important to get to know your individual client’s inspirations".

The project cost upwards of £350,000.

Dennis was very involved with the build, but even he had his apprehensions as he admitted: "I got halfway through and thought 'What have I taken on?'".



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