The World's Most Extraordinary Homes

The World's Most Extraordinary Homes is a British documentary miniseries presented by Caroline Quentin and Piers Taylor and is broadcast on BBC Two.[1] The series was also picked up by Netflix.[2]

The World's Most Extraordinary Homes
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Presented byCaroline Quentin
Piers Taylor
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Wall to Wall Media
DistributorWarner Bros. Television
Original networkBBC Two
Picture format16:9 1080i
Audio formatStereo
First shown inUnited Kingdom
Original release6 January 2017 (2017-01-06) –
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The documentary miniseries follows award-winning architect Piers Taylor and actress and property developer Caroline Quentin, who explore a range of architect-designed houses in both extreme locations around the world, and around various countries.

The first series focused on houses built in challenging surroundings, and how they were designed to respond to these environments, whether built into the side of a cliff, nestled in a forest, perched at the top of a mountain or hidden under the earth. The second series focused on one country per episode, and traveled to different destinations in each nation.

Each episode is themed and named according to the houses' environments or location. To explore how the designs function both as works of architecture and as real houses, the hosts stay overnight, eat meals and spend time in the homes."[3][4]



Season oneEdit

No. in
TitleDirected byOriginal air dateUK viewers
11"Mountain"Ed St Giles6 January 2017 (2017-01-06)2.25[5]

22"Forest"Ed St Giles13 January 2017 (2017-01-13)1.71[5]

33"Coast"Ed St Giles20 January 2017 (2017-01-20)N/A

44"Underground"Ed St Giles27 January 2017 (2017-01-27)1.77[5]

Season twoEdit

No. in
TitleDirected byOriginal air dateUK viewers
51"Portugal"Mike Ratcliffe & Will Hustler28 February 2018 (2018-02-28)2.34[5]

62"Switzerland"Emma Webster7 March 2018 (2018-03-07)1.23[5]

  • Maison aux Jeurs by Lacroix Chessex in Trient, Switzerland
  • House in Brissago by Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architects in Brissago, Switzerland
  • Flexhouse by Evolution Design in Feldmeilen, Switzerland
  • Villa am See by Unger & Treina Architects in Weggis, Switzerland
73"Japan"Emma Webster14 March 2018 (2018-03-14)1.31[5]

  • House in Izura by Kotaro Anzai & Lifestyle Koubou in Kitaibaraki, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Jikka House by Issei Suma in Itō, Shizuoka, Japan
  • Optical Glass House by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Glass House for a Diver by Tetsuya Nakazono in Etajima, Japan
84"USA"Will Hustler3 May 2018 (2018-05-03)1.12[5]

95"Spain"Mike Ratcliffe10 May 2018 (2018-05-10)1.1[5]

  • Rural House by RCR Arquitectes in Olot, Spain
  • Hemeroscopium by Ensamble Studio in Madrid, Spain
  • Solo House 2 by Office KGDVS in Matarraña, Spain
  • House of Three Sisters by Blancafort-Reus Architecture in Bullas, Spain
106"India"Will Hustler16 May 2018 (2018-05-16)1.12[5]

117"Norway"Emma Webster20 June 2018 (2018-06-20)1.18[5]

128"Israel"Emma Webster27 June 2018 (2018-06-27)0.84[5]

  • J House by Pitsou Kedem Architects in Herzliya Pituah, Israel
  • Residence in the Galilee by Golany Architects in Sea of Galilee, Israel
  • Barud House by Paritzki & Liani Architects in Jerusalem, Israel
  • House with Three Trees by Ron Fleisher & Golan Hadari Architects in Musmus, Israel



  1. ^ Mangan, Lucy (7 January 2017). "The World's Most Extraordinary Homes review – Grand Designs on a grander scale". the Guardian. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  2. ^ Delaqua, Victor (25 May 2019). "Projects Featured on 'The World's Most Extraordinary Homes'". ArchDaily. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  3. ^ "The World's Most Extraordinary Homes (2017) - Netflix | Flixable". Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  4. ^ "WBITVP Finished Catalogue 2017" (PDF). Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Weekly top 30 programmes | BARB". Retrieved 14 April 2018.

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