Alan Cumming's Paradise Homes

VELUX and Discovery bring you a TV show with five episodes, featuring 11 breathtaking self-built homes around the world, along with the captivating stories of the people who live in them. Watch all the episodes on Discovery+.
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Paradise homes, the Norfolk episode
How to create a sanctuary for your wellbeing

Backwater, Norfolk

Explore Patrick Michell’s breathtaking Norfolk Backwater. Blending Dutch architecture and Norfolk vernacular, this home is a nature lover’s dream.

Man and woman standing in front of their home
How to design with seasonal light in mind

An Foscadh, Northern Ireland

Take a tour around Andrew and Dana's heavenly Irish country retreat and discover the property's intimate connection to nature for yourself

Family standing next to a pool and in front of their home
How to replace artificial light with natural light

Villa AT, Norway

Learn how Svein and Bente created a sanctuary of light and fresh air on the Norwegian coast using fluid architecture and VELUX roof windows.

Inside the Process of Home Design

Episode: Backwater, Norfolk
Patrick discusses his goal to harmonise the shapes and spaces of Backwater with the natural environment.
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Paradise homes, the Sweden episode
How to bring the outdoors inside

Goda, Svartsö Island

Step into Emanuel and Majken's Swedish archipelago retreat and discover a modern take on a traditional Scandinavian fishing village.

Man, woman and dog in next to a pool at their home
How to create elegance with architectural design

Luxury Family Villa, Liguria 

Explore Laurent and Caroline's lavish Mediterranean retreat and learn how they combined open-plan living with intimate, green courtyard gardens.

Paradise homes, the Sicily episode
How to bring natural light into awkward spaces

Cave House, Sicily 

Discover how Mark transformed a historic stone building into a Paradise Home that blends traditional Sicilian charm with modern comforts.

Paradise homes, the Ontario episode
How to capture the beauty of nature in your home

Canada Woodhouse, Ontario

Discover Rob and Jackie's Canadian dream house. This woodland paradise combines traditional cabin charm with modern interior décor.

Top 3 Architectural Rules for Design

Episode: An Foscadh, Northern Ireland
An Foscadh's architect, Steven, explains his most important rules for design when taking on a self-build project.
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How to make daylight art with architecture

Time House, Vancouver Island

With a roof made almost entirely of glass, Toni's Time House blurs the boundaries between architecture, art, and nature.

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Paradise homes, the Mull episode
How to get more daylight with roof windows

Eagle Rock, Isle of Mull

Roderick and Amanda's panoramic cliff-top Paradise Home is a stunning example of modern country living.

Paradise homes, the France episode
How to build a sustainable home with natural ventilation

Le Costil, Normandy

Inspired by biodiversity conservation, Le Costil is Rodolphe and Yoshimi's sustainable haven – a place where nature can flourish.

Man and woman standing in front of their home in Denmark
How to create your favourite space with daylight

Strand Hus, Denmark

Tania and Casper's Strand Hus combines function and beauty to create a stunnning example of Danish coastal living.


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