The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes

The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes follows architect Piers Taylor and actress and property enthusiast Caroline Quentin as they discover the world’s most extraordinary abodes. The pair travels far and wide — across mountains, through forests, along coasts and deep underground to find unique properties. In Norway, the hosts take a speed boat out to a four-bedroom house off the coast, while over in Spain they take in spectacular views from a home built on a steep cliff face. Piers and Caroline go on to explore a wooden building on New Zealand’s South Island in Marlborough Sounds and a ship-inspired building in Nova Scotia, Canada.

21 – 27 Oct: Episode 2 – Forest

The journey starts in an ancient pine forest just outside Madrid, where the architect’s brief was to weave this contemporary house right amongst the trees themselves.

Episode 3 – Coast

The first stop on Piers and Caroline’s coastal adventure takes them to an island in Norway, arriving by speed boat for a two-day stay in a four-bedroom house built on a footprint of just 100 square meters.

Episode 4 – Underground

Caroline and Piers visit a nine-bedroom house that is hidden beneath the landscape and yet still has sea views; the green roof allows the underground spaces to be invisible while only the pool terrace and white-washed walls are on view.