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Inside Ugly House to Lovely House presenter George Clarke's home life The architect is hosting Ugly House to Lovely House with George Clarke Viewers are loving George Clarke's new show Ugly House to Lovely House. The architect, who is fronting the new show for Channel 4, is joined by leading architects as they transform some of Britain's most unloved homes. MORE: Who is National Trust Unlocked presenter George Clarke married to? But away from the show, he can be found at his home in London with his wife and three children. See inside his family and home life here...
George Clarke is an architect and TV personality George Clarke's home Given George is an architect expert – it's no wonder that the interiors of his home are pretty stylish. The presenter is often private about his home, but he did recently post this adorable picture of his husky dog perched on his sofa, with the stylish living room area visible in the background. George shared a peek inside his home on social media The 46-year-old is clearly also very keen to get his children involved in building and architecture, as the father-of-three posted a series of images on his Instagram of his sons building in a shed during lockdown. The presenter's kids are clearly inspired by their dad's work George Clarke's wife George was married to his first wife Catriona for a number of years before they split in 2013. At the time, the presenter said in a statement: "We have been married quite a long time and decided to part.
We have separate custody of the kids and are going through an amicable separation and divorce." MORE: George Clarke posts incredible throwback photo to childhood MORE: George Clarke reveals exciting new TV project with family member George has since found love again with his second wife, Katie. The two tied the knot in September 2018 in a romantic ceremony in Ibiza. Katie works as a marketing and communications consultant in the luxury fashion industry. George posted this sweet picture after Father's Day George Clarke's children During George and Catriona's marriage, the couple welcomed three children together: Emilio, now 15, George and Iona. The presenter prefers to keep his private life out of the spotlight, but did post a gorgeous picture of his three kids to celebrate Father's Day. The Amazing Spaces presenter posted the sweet snap to his Instagram, with the caption: "Being a Dad is the best job in the world. Thanks GG, IOBI and Mili for making it so awesome. I love you so much #FathersDay." Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up to FREE email alerts from YorkshireLive - SouthYorkshireLive News Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email Greg and Helen Watson took the 'location, location, location' matra to heart when they plunged their cash into a new home in Sheffield's swish Millhouses suburb. Then they set about transforming it to the home of their dreams with a £120,000 and the help of a television makeover show. The results are a remarkable eco-friendly family home which has grown in size by 60 per cent. But although the dream home, featured on Channel 4's Ugly House to Lovely House, maybe a delight now, the process of getting there was less so. The clock was ticking because Helen was 18 weeks pregnant when the project started and obstacles including the coronavirus pandemic and a record-breaking wet month emerged to thwart them. Differences of opinion added to the drama as the pot of money began to dwindle. But these images show it all worked out well in the end, with local companies helping to make it happen. City architects CE+CA Studio were called in for the George Clarke show and came up with two extensions to transform the previously cramped 1930s semi. It has ended up with high-efficiency insulation and a host of modern eco-features, including a wildflower meadow on a flat roof extension at the rear, helping with both drainage and insulation. The scheme finally built was changed from original plans and other green-thinking Sheffield businesses were also called in to boost the project's eco-credentials, including Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens. Their involvement means the kitchen worktop is in fact salvaged laboratory benching from a school. introduced the Watsons to other green-thinking Sheffield businesses, including Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens. The company's Rob Cole said he was excited about the national exposure offered by the show. City architects CE+CA Studio featured on George Clarke's TV series to transform a growing family's 1930s Sheffield semi. They battled against the COVID-19 lockdown to create a home that was 60 per cent bigger thanks to two extensions, with energy, light and water-conserving features throughout. Around 75 per cent of the original building is now wrapped in new materials with high-insulation properties and there's even a wildflower meadow on the roof of the rear extension. Sign up to our daily newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise Sign up Thanks for signing up! Sorry, there seem to be some issues. Please try again later. Submitting... The rear of the property, with wildflower green roof on the single-storey extension "The project demonstrates how existing homes can be retrofitted and extended to achieve much higher thermal performances through standard build techniques," said Howard Evans, who runs CE+CA Studio with fellow architect Prue Chiles. Greg and Helen Watson applied to the show while buying the Millhouses property, which had planning permission for a large extension. They learned they had been accepted weeks after moving in during January and wanted to start construction swiftly, as they were expecting their third child in June. CE+CA, who felt the scheme was too big and would steal too much of the garden, came up with a visionary new design. It was swiftly taken through planning and CE+CA, who have appeared on a previous episode of Ugly House, introduced the Watsons to green-thinking businesses including Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens. The company created a bespoke kitchen, featuring worktops made from science laboratory benches salvaged from local schools. The cabinets are fashioned from eco-board, produced from 100% recycled timber. Both businesses report a surge in business as a result of the pandemic. The Watsons finally moved back in earlier this month, £20,000 over their £120,000 budget. Camera crews caught the moment less than two weeks before the programme aired. A side and rear extension has given them four large bedrooms, a home office and a large L-shaped, kitchen-living space. "No-one could have predicted the problems we would have to face," said Helen. "But finally walking back into a house we had only lived in for a few weeks was amazing. "The house had gone from cramped and dark to having stacks of space and light. Now it's absolutely beautiful."