The time has finally come – one incredible property is set to be crowned Scotland’s Home of the Year 2021.
Series three of the popular BBC show has seen judges Anna Campbell Jones, Michael Angus and Kate Spiers travelling from remote pockets of the country to cities in the search of incredible homes.
From Shetland to the Borders, Skye to St Andrews, East to West, nine homes have been selected across each regional category to head to Wednesday’s finale.
In the final episode, the judges must make the nail-biting decision on who will win the top prize, with each agreeing on their top three houses from the series.
The homeowners then join them in Glasgow’s stunning House for an Art Lover before the judges make their final decision on who will claim this year’s coveted trophy.
Last year’s winner was an incredible renovated Victorian conversion Glasgow’s West End that reduced the judges to tears. Who will be the next to take the crown?
From converted crofts, town houses and city renovations, here are 2021 Scotland’s Home of the Year finalists:
Spottes Mill , Castle Douglas
Episode 1 – Borders & The South
Built on the grounds of a former grain store, this new build home is deceptive – traditional from the outside but contemporary inside with graffiti murals and a predominately black design palette.
Home to motorbike enthusiasts Mark and Carol Ann, Spottes Mill’s open-plan interior embraces various materials including timber, glass and natural stone.
Bealach Bothy, Staffin, Isle of Skye
Episode 2 – The Hebrides
This renovated croft house is a century old and had been vacant for 15 years before husband and wife Allan and Jo bought it in 2002 to live with their daughter, Lexi and son, Lachlan.
Small and quirky, the former croft house has been lovingly brought back to life.
Garden House, St Andrews
Episode 3, East
This newbuild surrounds a courtyard filled with greenery.
Home to Helen, husband Ben and son Zach, building a home from scratch was new to the couple so they worked alongside an architect to design a home to fit their family – with the garden at the heart of it.
1882 House, Ayr
Episode 4, West
A Victorian villa conversion in Ayr, home to first-time buyers Annika and Ari since 2020 who quickly stamped their personalities on the 1882 house interior.
Originally owned by a wealthy lawyer, the house has been converted into two apartments with the couple owning the ground floor conversion.
Mid Century Fun House, Dunblane
Episode 5, Central
Originally built in 1973, Nick and Fiona bought the Mid Century Fun House in 2012 and transformed the home over eight years.
As well as a distinctive interior, the property also boasts a smokehouse, a den and an outdoor bar called Kon Tiki.
Episode 6, Orkney & Shetland
This renovated croft house’s original but ‘n’ ben design is over 200 years old but was extended in the 60s and has a unique, design-led style inside. Home to Julie and Gary, Evrabister has a romantic back story to it.
Gary decided to sell the house but got more than he bargained for when Julie came to view it and they became partners.
Doric house, Edinburgh
Episode 7, Lothian
Created by celebrated Scottish architect, William Henry Playfair, Doric House was built in 1824 and is now home to Craig and his husband Nick.
The couple embarked on an extensive search to find their Edinburgh bolthole having viewed over 50 properties before finding ‘the one’. Doric House is full of traditional features as well as beautiful interior design touches.
The Colonel’s House, Inverness
Episode 8, The Highlands
A stunning corner property which was built in 1897 to house the Colonel of the Cameron Barracks.
Bought as a B&B in 2011, the house is now home to Gaelle, Simon and their son, Luc, who have completely renovated the three-storey property back into one family home.
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The Colonel’s House brims with an eclectic style which changes from room to room, floor to floor.
The Moss, Killearn
Episode 9, Glasgow & The Clyde Valley
This Georgian renovation has been home to Karen and Matt, their daughters Cora and Marnie and son, William since 2018.
The stunning pink house is found in rural Killearn and sits on 26 acres of land.
The Moss has been completely renovated inside and boasts a quirky and eclectic style while highlighting the original period features of this unique property.
Scotland’s Home of the Year final is on BBC Scotland on Wednesday at 8pm.