Not just a pretty face, this Eades Hotwani Wilkinson-designed contemporary modernist house in Water End, Hertfordshire is also eco-friendly too.
A fairly recent build (only finished in 2010), the house is on a hefty plot of 5.5 acres and close to the Hertfordshire town of Berkhamsted, which in turn is around a half hour commute to London.
For your money, you get a house that covers around 4,000 sq ft of internal space, with large, light open-plan spaces overlooking the gardens and of course, bringing all that light indoors.
In terms of the space within, that includes a stunning master bedroom suite on the first floor which incorporates floor-to-ceiling glazing, a large decked terrace, a large dressing area plus a freestanding bath and wetroom area. There are also five other bedrooms and a kitchen / living / dining room area more floor-to-ceiling glazing overlooking the gardens, as well as polished concrete flooring.
The basement floor includes a family room, study, TV room and utility room, with a separate large basement area currently used for storage, but could become further accommodation.
Outside, once inside the gates, you’ll find a gravelled drive, a ‘subterranean’ double garage to the side of the house, extra parking space and of course, all those acres of land.
As we hinted at earlier, a lot of work has gone into making the house as energy-efficient and sustainable as possible, with extensive insulation, a ground source heat pump that powers the house, sedum roofs and a rainwater harvesting system.
if you want to hang out here, you’ll need to find £1,395,000.