A detached carbon neutral Passivhaus Plus home has just entered the market in Norfolk for £2.7 million — and it's believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.
Set in 20 acres of parkland, the low-energy home is one of seven new eco builds at The Octagon Park in Little Plumstead. While the majority are still under construction, this five-bedroom show home is now ready to welcome owners.
Impressive eco-credentials include 53 solar panels, state-of-the-art energy efficiency, leading AI technology, period Palladian features, Miele units in the kitchen, triple glazed windows, and electric car charging points on the driveway. According to Savills, in just two months the property has already saved around 1.4 tons of carbon emissions — the equivalent of planting 63 trees.
Designed by Norwich-based Hudson architects, the 7,000 sq ft property is spacious, light and airy (half the building is made from glass). A split-level entrance hall with bespoke staircase offers guests a warm welcome, while the informal dining area has doors leading to the glorious garden.
Elsewhere, the property also has its own cinema room, a detached annex, shaded pergola, alfresco dining areas, five bathrooms, three reception rooms, eco-friendly ribbon ethanol fireplaces, and underfloor comfort heating in every room. It really does tick all the right boxes.
"Octagon Park is a unique and exciting development that pushes the boundaries of residential building performance," Frances Cooper, property agent at Savills in Norwich, says.
"Crafted by a handpicked team of local designers, professional engineers and specialist tradespeople, the attention to detail is incredible. The bright and airy open plan design combines state of the art technology with the comforts of modern family living."
Joe Cozens Wiley, a landowner, developer and fifth-generation farmer, adds: "From the beginning we were passionate about creating a scheme that was at the very peak of design – truly great homes that would not only be stunning to look at, but which would also be a real joy to live in.
"To be designated as Passivhaus there is a rigorous process before certification. The whole build is worked out according to a very complex formula. However, essentially it means the homes are ultra-energy efficient."
Looking to buy your own ultra-efficient home? This property is currently on the market for £2,700,000 with Savills.
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