Grand Designs bargain! Couple save £400,000 doing THIS to London property

Grand Designs has seen castles, life boats and various other crazy living situations dreamt up on the Channel 4 show, starring Kevin McCloud.

Now a couple has built their dream home in London, and saved a whopping £400,000.

The couple, who work as neurologists, were originally told by builders that it would cost them an enormous £1 million to build a house on the plot of land they bought in Islington.

The plot itself cost £725,000 - so the total build would not have been far from the region of £2m.

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Penny Talelli and Mark Edwards decided to cut out the middleman and do the building and designing themselves. 

They created a house in the shape of a box, coated in zinc.

The couple planned a spacious living and dining area, as well as a kitchen with mod cons, which combined wood and metal to stunning

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