Have you ever dreamed of having your own self-sustained mega mansion complete with helipad overlooking a Rainbow Trout lake? Look no further.
Plaistow in West Sussex is home to a grandiose, custom built Huf Haus that has just gone on the market with us for £4.5m.
What’s a Huf Haus?
Huf Haus is a German company that specialises in producing eco-friendly prefab homes in an ultra-contemporary style with a focus on using wood and glass to maximise the natural surroundings.
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This particular Huf Haus is perhaps a tad more impressive than most at almost 6,000 sq ft, it’s one of the most expensive in the UK.
This eco-friendly retreat uses a geothermal heating system to provide energy for the property meaning no fossil fuels are needed, even the household waste is disposed of via a biodigester. As a result, the property is one of the most sustainable in the UK and the running costs are surprisingly low despite the impressive size.
The remarkable house has been built to precision and designed to optimise the outstanding natural surroundings at the same time incorporating the latest technology to cater for modern family life. The house itself was built from sustainable Scandinavian timber and 90% of the property’s rear is glazed to maximise natural light from the beautiful surroundings.
The modern house was designed by husband and wife Tim and Sanne Virdee who chose floor to ceiling windows to maximise natural light, which are also perfect to take in the views of the beautiful surroundings.
There are five bedrooms, all with ensuites, a cinema, party room/man cave with pool table, bar, and karaoke machine, two offices, a recording studio and an air-conditioned helicopter hangar.
The kitchen and living room are open plan to ensure an optimum space for entertaining and there’s a wine store to keep the entertainment going, separate guest quarters and another garage room for three cars.
The property benefits from a full network of CAT7 cabling, while a home automation system facilitates the control of the whole house from touch screens, including the heating, lighting and external security blinds.
The house has been designed to bring the outside in but all while creating a tranquil family home with everything needed for modern living.
It can be raining very heavily outside but you can’t hear a thing. It’s magical.Tim Virdee
The Lake House is the perfect retreat from day to day life in the city and the grounds of the house provide the perfect setting to unwind.
There’s a 1-mile private road leading to the property surrounded by 21 acres of protected Forestry Commision land and miles of public bridleway that begins right outside of the property.
The well-manicured grounds of the house include a 3-acre wildflower meadow, 10 acres of ancient bluebell woodland, a tennis court, 4,500 sq ft barn, a 3-acre Rainbow Trout Lake and even a fully equipped studio that can double as staff quarters.
It’s seamless when you’re looking out towards the meadows and lake, all you can see is nature. I’m often sat watching half a dozen ducks on the lake and a magpie on the lawn.Tim Virdee
Can the country be commutable?
Good commuter links can come at a premium and the despite its secluded location the Lake House offers some very convenient travel options due to the unrestricted onsite helipad.
With Battersea Heliport only a 20-minute flight away the capital is very commutable and Farnborough International Airport is also just an 8-minute flight.
But for those with a helicopter in repair, or without one at all, there are alternative transport options into London that only take slightly longer. Both Billinghurst and Haslemere train stations provide links Waterloo and Victoria of an hour or less.
This property is perfect for families because of its spaciousness, extensive green space and close proximity to excellent schools.
We’ve had a lot of fun and raised the kids in the country as we wanted to, but it’s now time for the next family to enjoy what we’ve created.Tim Virdee
We’re delighted to have listed such a remarkably unique property with so many impressive features to showcase. Properties like the Lake House don’t come along often and when buying a house like this it isn’t just the bricks and mortar you are purchasing, it’s your own piece of Huf Haus history.
Of course, you won’t struggle to find someone who would like to live in a house like this, but you will have to draw from a more niche segment of homebuyers to find a serious applicant.
A higher degree of market uncertainty across the UK has seen the top end of the market slow over the last year where buyer demand is concerned, however, this property has been priced appropriately with current market conditions and represents good value for money at £4.5 million.
There may be an abundance of luxury properties across the United Kingdom, but you don’t often find one that combines nature, architecture and modern living in such a beautifully seamless manner.
Not only is the Lake House a stunning piece of architecture but it offers the laid-back country lifestyle that many desire, all within touching distance of London which will appeal to a wide variety of top-end buyers.Russell Quirk
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