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Properties of the week: exciting eco homes

Featuring triple glazing, timber frames, solar panels and an air-source heat pump

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London: £4m

Ullswater Close

Ullswater Close, Putney Heath SW15

A contemporary glass-fronted Huf Haus set within sheltered grounds which include a Zen garden. The property enjoys state-of-the-art energy efficiency construction features, including underfloor heating throughout. Main suite with balcony, 5 further beds (1 en suite), 2 shower rooms, cloakroom, 3 receps, open-plan kitchen/dining room, gym, garage, garden.

2

Inverness: OIEO £275,000

Silver Birch Lodge, Mains of Croy

Silver Birch Lodge, Mains of Croy

A holiday ecolodge set in secluded woodland to the east of Inverness. The timber lodge has natural oak and stone flooring throughout and underfloor heating. The outdoor wood-fired hot tub enjoys views of the surrounding countryside. Main suite with balcony, 1 further bed, family bath, dining/sitting room, decking, garden. 

3

Norfolk: £2.5m

Beech House, Octagon Park, Little Plumstead

Beech House, Octagon Park, Little Plumstead

Built to the highest standards of sustainable, insulated, energy-saving construction, this substantial property produces more electricity than it can ever use – reducing its carbon footprint and energy bills to near zero. Set in 20 acres of parkland. Main suite, 4 further beds and 4 baths (2 en suite), recep, kitchen/dining room, garage annexe. 

4

London: £1.3m

Upwood Road, Lee, SE12

Upwood Road, Lee, SE12

This striking detached house sits on a quiet residential street on the edge of the Lee Manor Conservation Area. Designed by Suzanne Brewer with energy efficiency in mind, the roof has solar panels and there are double-glazed windows throughout. A cantilevered staircase connects the 2,000sq ft living space across three storeys. Main suite, 3 further beds, family bath, kitchen, recep, garden.

5

Cornwall: £1.395m

Rock Haven, Rock

Rock Haven, Rock

This Siberian larch-clad property is situated within easy walking distance of the village amenities and close to the beaches of Polzeath and Daymer Bay. It was completed in 2019, and comes with underfloor heating and an air-source heat pump. Main suite, 5 further beds, 2 baths, kitchen, recep, patio, parking. 

6

DesAngus: OIEO £320,000

Blair House, Glen Doll, Kirriemuir

Blair House, Glen Doll, Kirriemuir

Designed by Tom Morton to an ultra-low-carbon, energy-efficient standard to aid species-specific habitat biodiversity. The property is oriented south for passive solar gain. 5 beds, family bath, 2 shower rooms, recep, study, kitchen, parking, grounds with views over open countryside. 

7

Buckinghamshire: OIEO £1.8m

Windsor Road, Gerrards Cross

Windsor Road, Gerrards Cross

This timber-frame family home is well-insulated and benefits from low-energy lighting throughout. Main suite, 4 further beds (1 en suite), family bath, shower room, kitchen, 800sq ft living room, double garage. 

8

Surrey: £2.95m

Seven Hills Road, Cobham

Seven Hills Road, Cobham

A highly insulated, energy-efficient Huf Haus built in 2005 and set in a one-acre plot. The property benefits from an abundance of light with floor to ceiling windows and double-height ceilings throughout, providing views over the peaceful private gardens. Main suite with dressing room, 4 further beds (2 en suite), family bath, media room, gym and sauna, double garage, gardens. 

9

Staffordshire: £725,000

Cornhill Gardens, Leek

Cornhill Gardens, Leek

This striking modern dwelling combines western red cedar cladding with sliding glass walls, which open onto private landscaped gardens. The airtight timber frame construction, triple glazing and Warmcel insulation ensure exceptional energy efficiency throughout. Main suite, two further beds, family bath, study, open-plan kitchen/dining/living room, garden, parking. 

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