Not only a Huf Haus in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, but this is the only one constructed in this popular coastal area.
So if you are looking for a Huf Haus on the Fylde Coast, this is your lucky day. Or if you fancy moving here, it’s worth considering. It’s a lovely part of the world and not far from the motorway network. As a family, we spend a lot of time there. Who knows, we might even move there one day.
But not just now, as this is out of my price range. You rarely find a cheap Huf Haus (if ever) as a lot of money goes into these, both in terms of the plot and getting the house constructed to the owner’s specification.
Although the company has been around for some time now (effectively, since the 1970s, in terms of what they do now), the German Huf Haus concept only really went mainstream when the Grand Designs TV show featured the construction of one in the early noughties. That particular house went up for sale back in 2011 and did feature on the site. In fact, I have featured a few, which you can check out in the dedicated Huf Haus section.
A few have been featured because this is a desirable design style. It’s not for everyone, and there is a touch of ‘love/hate’ about the Huf Haus. But personally, I really love the concept and the look, which still stand out amongst contemporary modernism.
As I mentioned earlier, each one is essentially unique. Yes, there is a typical ‘look’ of a Huf Haus with its black beams and open space, but as the first owner, you get to choose the size, the layout and the finish of the house.
But by and large, you know what you are getting when you invest in a Huf Haus. You could get precision building, with the house effectively made in Germany, then shipped over to the UK to be constructed in exacting detail by the company’s team of builders.
That’s the case with all of these houses, including this one, which was constructed by the company back in 2008 on a 0.68-acre plot, which is accessed by a private driveway.
It has everything you would expect as a potential Huf Haus buyer. Spacious, open-plan living, floor-to-ceiling windows, and as a result of the latter, bags of natural light. That’s not why the Huf Haus is so popular. It’s why so many modern/modernist houses are popular.
Whether the decor appeals or not isn’t really an issue, as much of it is likely to leave with the owner. It’s all about the construction and its flexible living space. The Huf is always something of a blank canvas, with scope to tweak it how you like. Whether that’s eclectic, modern or minimal.
No shortage of space to tweak, either. Around 3,200 sq. ft. over two floors.
Walk in through the deep red front door, and you immediately see what a Huf Haus is all about. An open-plan ground floor is subtly broken up into its component parts. So a modern kitchen that’s open-plan to the vaulted ceiling area, which looks up to the first-floor gallery.
A large lounge has an eye-catching, wood-burning stove, as well as full open views over the nearby countryside. To the other side of the lobby, a walk-through study leads through to a tv room with a recently installed media wall.
One criticism often levelled at the Huf Haus is a lack of space for your art. That’s not the case here, with some ‘full’ walls available for a picture or two both upstairs and downstairs.
Talking of the upstairs, you get three ‘generously proportioned’ bedrooms, including a master bedroom suite with a fully fitted dressing room and en-suite bathroom. A family bathroom serves the other rooms. Note also that the first-floor lounge could also easily be modified to create a fourth double bedroom if you need the extra sleeping space.
Full-length first-floor balconies, too, both the front and rear of the house, which can be accessed from any of the first rooms.
In terms of the outside, there is that 0.68-acre plot backing onto open countryside. Plenty of parking space on the drive, a double garage for more (or storage), a lawned garden, a decked area, plus a Victorian-style greenhouse and raised vegetable beds if you fancy growing your own.
If this part of the world appeals and, more importantly, a Huf Haus here, then you’ll need to find something in the region of £1,600,000.
Images and details courtesy of JD Gallagher. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.