Grand Designs Isle of Wight: HD Photos of this stunning £3.3m house

On Grand Designs Isle of Wight featured a stunning house that cost £3.3m to complete. OnTheWight has HiDef photos for you to marvel at.

Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

Wednesday night’s Grand Designs programme on Channel 4 featured a stunning architectural project on the Isle of Wight.

Designed by Isle of Wight-based architectural designer, Lincoln Miles, Fairways was commissioned by Bram and Lisa Vis.

Portfolio of photographs
Rather than spoil the grand reveal at the end of the programme when we gave you a heads-up that the show was going to be on yesterday, we’ve saved this glorious portfolio of photographs, taken by the very talented Julian Winslow – also an Islander – until today.

If you missed the programme, you can watch it through the Channel4 Website. You can see other examples of Lincoln’s work through his Website.

In the meantime, sit back and enjoy the gallery below.
Click on images to see larger versions
Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

Edit 25.Sept.15: Some images removed.

Thursday, 24th September, 2015 1:18pm

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Garry
He has a near death experience so she wants a multi million, no expense spared house. He then has to go into debt for it and has to work all hours to pay off the debts. Isn’t life about more than big houses which you can’t afford. Surely they would have been better off not having the big house and just enjoying the second chance he had… Read more »
Phil

Couldn’t agree more.

davimel
To be honest it looks like a library to me,, but each to their own! I tried to enjoy the programme but the issues were all around finances, not the actual build. To be so blasé about owing £2.5 million on the property to various friends, banks etc. was annoying, but saying that anyone chasing their bills were not going to be paid was a disgrace! I… Read more »
ken

This was by far the worst episode of GD to date.
Laughing off paying contractors.What a selfish Mug.
I got stung by a pr**k like this 6 years ago and I’m still paying my wholesaler back.
I hope everyone got paid on this job and the only ones chasing him is the bank.
At least they can afford to chase him

Eddie Smith
They seemed to indicate that the majority of the 3.3m pounds was borrowed. If 2.5m pounds was financed at even 5.5% (although much was higher bridging style loans and credit card debt) it would cost them 137,500 pounds per year or 2,644 pounds per week just to pay the interest without ever paying off a cent. I am interested to know whether he now just declares bankruptcy… Read more »
Margie

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Well done Mr Miles.

Shame on you Mr Vis for seemingly laughing off not paying people’s bills.

I hope no small business went under because of your selfish needs.

kopi

Shame about the rusty nails in the cladding – perhaps thay ran out of money for stainless ones!

Lin

Perhaps she needed the money for a new handbag.

Lesley
Program just aired here in Australia. I was appalled at his lack of care factor on how he’s going to pay all those loans back, and the fact contractors weren’t getting paid!! But even more so was him and wife’s lack of priority on his life threatening illness. He nearly died and his wife’s priority was building a huge monstrosity of a mansion that will have him… Read more »
Matthew Lawson

Stunning location and building but what a shame that GD appear to be implicitly endorsing an irresponsible attitude towards financing. I also hope all contractors were paid in full.

Steve Goodman

Endorsing? Or just reporting?

(Anybody else remember the fuss following the Thatcher government’s business advice to delay bill paying as long as possible, causing serious problems for smaller companies?)

We will all still be paying for the irresponsible attitude towards financing by bankers and successive governments, who obviously aren’t as good as they want us to think, for generations.

Great house; shame about the money?

Mark Francis

I understand the budget was £800,000 but it came in at £3.3 million.

Phil
The build budget was £850k but the £3.3m includes the cost of buying the land. Never the less it came in almost 3x budget. Shocking. In contrast to previous comment about GD ‘sanctioning’ their attitude to non-payment, the way this was edited (to me) shows this couple in a dreadful light and I think that was a very clear sub plot What awful people, surprised they have… Read more »
Maree
Just watched this programme in NZ! After having had a “near death” experience, this project would probably give him a “real” one! How can that be the justification for them (her) to build something so grand but well beyond their budget. There was no compromise when it came to products. If it was expensive it had to be “better”, so we’ll have that! They were just so… Read more »
In Denial
… many months after the build has completed, there hasn’t been a single complaint from a creditor. Unless anyone can correct me I believe that everyone has been paid. The owner of the property is an extremely successful entrepreneur. He is a lovely man who jokes about absolutely everything (yes – I do know him personally). We all know that film companies shoot many hours of film… Read more »
In Denial

I should add that I have also seen the owner make substantial donations to charity … but he isn’t the sort of person who would want that publicised.

Darren Irving

It has been publicised now though!

Cicero

Well that is good news and I withdraw my earlier criticism made in January.

Sally Perry

@In Denial. That’s very good to hear.

We’re closing this thread now so the Vis family can get on with their lives.

Cripes!

This house is utterly beautiful!

Scott Boyd

The house is excessive and his attitude towards finance and debt is quite frankly disguising. His wife has a lot to answer for and as for the children, what chance do they have with parents displaying such irresponsible behavior.

Ali Haden.

This house is stunning.
There has been some great, positive publicity from Channel 4 this week to showcase our lovely Island too.
With Four In A Bed, Bestival Highlights + Grand Designs many will have seen just what a lovely location the Isle Of Wight is.

Gm

I think everyone has a point but none of us were there.
We only live once but we should still pay our bills while alive !

Heff

Yes, everyone else only lives once too.

CHRIS P LAMB

Yes, and make sure you go to your friends’ funerals otherwise they won’t go to yours.

unknown

No mention or thanks to builders n a lack of honesty by certain people on camera sorry poor show

Caroline Sumpter

lovely modern property, would love to know where the white bathroom tiles came from. A lot of glass to keep clean ?

Ralph

I love the milky White glass in the snug, what is it?

Garner

I may have fallen asleep and missed it, but I was surprised that no mention was made of Lincoln’s previous exposure on grand designs when he built a house for himself and Lisa.

Sally Perry

Lincoln’s previous appearance on Grand Designs was mentioned in the article the day before this one was published. If you click on his name in the article you’ll see all the articles he’s mentioned in.

bogswold

What a disgracefull attitude towards other peoples money. I assume his debt in his own name, so the debt dies with him. Nice for lisa – hey. Although Kevin came short of it, the actual phrase he was looking for was – WAG.

Cicero

WTFC (except for unpaid contractors) about the Look-At-Me-Mum wannabe squires the Island seems to attract?

In Denial

It’s been several months since the programme aired …. yet this family have not gone bankrupt and no unpaid contractors have come forward.

I think it’s a beautiful house built by a very successful businessman. Perhaps many of the comments above reflect the jealousy of the jealousy of the poster.

Phil Istine

From the outside it looks as if it would fit in well with the industrial units at Dodnor!

Steve youle

Looking out over Bembridge ledge ?

Trevor

No, it’s round Quarr way.

hlsathaven

Can anybpdy confirm the property location (I used Google Earth) as:-

50* 43′ 56.28″ N
1* 11′ 39.16″ E

i.e. approx. midway between Fishbourne and Ryde

Jennifer Raleigh

Perhaps they thought they were building on the Isle of Man…? Who knows. Amazing feat of architecture which apparently these people could barely afford. However, they have finished it, furnished it, and it looks great. It appeared to have taken a toll on their relationship…but folks, this is TV Land. Clever editing can distort any reality. Hats off to the architect and the trades people!