This Huf Haus in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire is probably the biggest ‘Huf’ I have ever featured. And I have covered a lot.
In fact, as you might know, I have a section dedicated to the Huf Haus featuring plenty of these. All different, but at the same time, all with a familiarity.
The Huf Haus hovered below the radar for some years but went overground after one was featured on the Grand Designs TV show. The Huf Haus from Grand Designs was an early feature on this website, dating back to 2011. Yes, I have been writing about interesting houses for that long. Not that it feels like it.
As you probably know, all the houses are designed and constructed in Germany by Huf. But each one is designed on the buyer’s needs. Which means a consistent look, but each one different in terms of space, finish and layout.
That consistent look is pretty much the walls of glass, the open living spaces and the beams, the latter often in black, although the one here is in grey. The Huf here also has another notable feature. According to the agent, this 4,500+ sq. ft. build is the only Huf Haus in the world with a triple-aspect, double-height atrium living space. It is both vast and impressive.
The whole house is vast and as you would expect, this is packed with premium detail. I suspect this was a house where no expense was spared.
Multiple layers of insulation and triple glazing ensure warmth in the winter and coolness in the summer. Integrated Venetian blinds and ‘generous roof overhangs’ provide the privacy, soundproofing is also included, panoramic glass boosts the natural light, the kitchen has all the high-end fittings you would expect, temperature and lighting can be controlled as required in every area of the house and bespoke integrated furniture is dotted about the place.
As I hinted at earlier, there is a lot of living space in this one too, laid out over three floors. The first of those is the lower ground, which has two of the bedrooms, a bathroom, a cinema room, gym, plant/utility room and access to the large patio area.
Head up to the ground floor proper and you can take in that amazing double-height space. That incorporates the drawing room and dining room, which are partially split from each other, along with a study, the kitchen/breakfast room and WC. There is also balcony access from this floor too.
Head up to the top floor and you have more balconies, as well as a library or bedroom, two further bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate WC.
But space only really tells half of the tale here. You are paying for the Huf concept, which is more common than it once was, but is still a design concept that stops you in your tracks. Just have a look at the photos to get an idea of what that means.
Oh yes, outside space as well. The landscaped gardens were designed by one of the gardeners of the Queen and are integrated with the surrounding woodland areas. It’s also a garden that comes to life in the warmer months, with over 40,000 bulbs offering what’s described as a ‘true spectacle’. The plot covers something like an acre and also includes a garage.
Not cheap, as you might have worked out. This one is up for £3,600,000.
Images and details courtesy of Hamptons. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.