Award-winning architect Piers Taylor and actress and property enthusiast Caroline Quentin (who previously presented Restoration Home for BBC Two) explore a range of incredible architect-designed houses in extreme locations around the world.
Whether built into the side of a cliff, nestled in a forest, perched at the top of a mountain or under the earth, these are homes that connect to their environment in a spectacular way.
Each episode of the 4x60' series is themed according to the houses' environments: Coast, Forest, Mountain and Underground, with Caroline and Piers travelling to locations ranging from North America, Australasia and Europe.
To explore how these dramatic designs function as both works of architecture and as real houses, they stay overnight, eat meals and spend time in the homes. Piers and Caroline are a new and entertaining pairing of a property expert and an architect, both bringing their own expertise, humour and experience as they meet some of the owners and architects of these incredible buildings.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The World's Most Extraordinary Homes - World of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Netflix
The world of The League of Extraordinary Gentleman is a fictional universe created by Alan Moore in the comic book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, where all of the characters and events from literature (and possibly the entirety of fiction) coexist. The world the characters inhabit is one more technologically advanced than our own, but also home to the strange and supernatural. Beyond the comic itself, the world of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is expanded upon by supplemental prose material, including The New Traveller's Almanac, Allan and the Sundered Veil, and the documents from the Black Dossier.
The World's Most Extraordinary Homes - Off the coast of South America - Netflix
The undersea realm of Pepperland, from the movie Yellow Submarine. The Riallaro Archipelago, from John Macmillan Brown's Riallaro, the Archipelago of Exiles and Limanora, the Island of Progress. Manouham and Letalispons from the Abbé Pierre Desfontaines' Le Nouveau Gulliver ou Voyages de Jean Gulliver, fils du capitaine Lemuel Gulliver Juan Fernandez, and Frivola, from the Abbé Gabriel François Coyer's La découverte de l'isle frivole (A Discovery of the Island Frivola). Meipe, from André Maurois' Meïpe ou La Délivrance. Mount Analogue, from René Daumal's Mount Analogue. Coral Island, from R.M. Ballantyne's The Coral Island. Rose, from Mervyn Peake's Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor. Orofena, from H. Rider Haggard's When the World Shook. Maïna, from André Maurois' Voyage au Pays de Articoles. Cook's Island, from E. Nesbit's The Phoenix and the Carpet. The Mardi Archipelago, from Herman Melville's Mardi and a Voyage Thither. Bali Hai, from Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific. Zara's Kingdom, from Gilbert and Sullivan's Utopia, Limited. Marsh's Island, from H. P. Lovecraft's The Shadow Over Innsmouth. Noble's Island, from H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau. Rampole Island, from H.G. Wells' Mr. Blettsworthy on Rampole Island. Villings, from Adolfo Bioy Casares' The Invention of Morel. the land of the Houyhnhnms, from Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. Oceana, from James Harrington's The Commonwealth of Oceana. Utopia, from Sir Thomas More's Utopia. Spidermonkey Island, from Hugh Lofting's The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle. Ferdinand's Island, from Johann Michael Fleischer's Der Nordische Robinson. Speranza, from Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. Herland, from Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland. Tacarigua, from Ronald Firbank's Prancing Nigger. Zaroff's Island, from Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game. Cacklogallinia, from Samuel Brunt's A Voyage to Cacklogallinia. Lincoln Island, the home harbour of Captain Nemo's Nautilus, from Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island.