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RIBA House of the Year

The 'Pocket House' in south London transformed a site containing garages into a family home, which is partly underground. (Picture: Edmund Sumner)

These are the homes shortlisted for the RIBA House of the Year award

These beautifully designed homes are some of the best in the country.

The grand designs have been shortlisted for the RIBA House of the Year award.

The award, which celebrates excellence and innovation in home design, goes to the best one-off house designed by an architect in the UK.

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The houses were whittled down from a longlist to a shortlist featured in Grand Designs: House of the Year, which started on Channel 4 on October 23 and showcased seven shortlisted houses over four weeks.

The final winner will be announced in an episode on Wednesday, November 13.