Paradise Homes

Experience the world’s most idyllic self-build homes with VELUX and Discovery's new 5-part TV show, Alan Cumming's Paradise Homes.

Step into the light

From the sun-drenched Mediterranean to the majestic Nordic mountains, and across the Atlantic to the untamed Canadian wilderness, VELUX and Discovery are bringing you an exclusive look at the world's most breathtaking luxury homes, along with the captivating stories of the people who live in them.

Scroll down to discover the lives of our Paradise Home owners and their home design inspiration.

Alan Cumming holding dog with man and wife next to him
Time House, Vancouver Island
With a roof made almost entirely of glass, Toni's Time House blurs the boundaries between architecture, art, and nature.
Family standing next to a pool and in front of their home
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.
Man and woman standing in front of their home in Denmark
Strand Hus, Denmark
Tania and Casper's Strand Hus combines function and beauty to create a stunnning example of Danish coastal living.
Man and woman standing in front of their home
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
Man, woman and dog in next to a pool at their home
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
Cave House, Sicily
Discover how Mark transformed a historic stone building into a Paradise Home that blends traditional Sicilian charm with modern comforts.
Eagle Rock, Isle of Mull
Roderick and Amanda's panoramic cliff-top Paradise Home is a stunning example of modern country living.
Le Costil, Normandy
Inspired by biodiversity conservation, Le Costil is Rodolphe and Yoshimi's sustainable haven – a place where nature can flourish.
Paradise homes, the Sweden episode
Goda, Svartsö Island
Step into Emanuel and Majken's Swedish archipelago retreat and discover a modern take on a traditional Scandinavian fishing village.
Paradise homes, the Ontario episode
Canada Woodhouse, Ontario
Discover Rob and Jackie's Canadian dream house. This woodland paradise combines traditional cabin charm with modern interior décor.
Paradise homes, the Norfolk episode
Backwater, Norfolk
Explore Patrick Michell’s breathtaking Norfolk Backwater. Blending Dutch architecture and Norfolk vernacular, this home is a nature lover’s dream.

Discover your Paradise Home

Bedroom in the attic with a woman lying on the bed and reading
Converting a loft to your bedroom?
The more space you have in your home, the more it’s worth. Simple as that. Therefore, creating usable space in your loft, whether for storage or everyday use, can really make a difference to the value of your home. Throw roof windows (not literally) into the mix, and you’ve got a winning formula!
Kitchen with VELUX roof windows
You need more space, but you don’t want to move. Enter the house extension, the answer to all your cramped home woes. But not all home extensions are created equal. Did you know that there are 5 different main styles of extension to choose from? Do you need help with the process or even finding someone to help you get started with the drawings of your dream extension? Let us know, and we’ll be happy to help.
Bedroom with big bed and VELUX roof windows
Nobody ever said no to a better-looking and upgraded home. But where do you start? How much does it cost? Who should you work with? And what are the benefits? There can be many questions when it comes to home renovations. And we have a lot of the answers!
Replace your old roof window
Is your existing roof window tired and needs to be replaced? Dream bigger and let us help you.
A street view from the top
Ensuring that your roof is in good condition is vital to the overall health of your home. You need to ensure that it’s not just providing what you need in terms of functionality but that it looks great! So, what are the signs that your roof needs a revamp or a renovation? And if so, how can you take advantage of a roof renovation and consider adding more daylight to your home?
Upgrade your roof window
Improve your indoor comfort using our blackout, heat protection and smart homes solutions.
A new built house facade
Building new?
Imagine your perfect home; one built exactly as you want, from lights to doors, to walls, taps, floors, and windows. A new build house can give you complete control over every aspect of your property. You’ll be able to incorporate fresh air and natural daylight and create a healthy indoor climate in your modern space, allowing your family to thrive.