Huf Haus for Sale: Poole, Dorset

19 Dec
December 19, 2013


A Huf Haus for sale situated in Poole, Dorset. Located close to the waterside, this property was constructed by renowned house designers Huf Haus.


Treetop House is superbly located, in an exclusive and much sought after residential area set well back from the road with treetop views. It has been constructed to a very high level of finish and is designed for modern day living including a variety of state-of-the-art fixtures and fittings.

Nearby there are a selection of highly regarded Grammar and Private schools and is also in catchment for well regarded Lilliput and Baden Powel schools.

Poole Harbour has many yacht clubs, marinas and natural areas of special scientific interest. The area is also surrounded by the historic New Forest and Dorset’s World Heritage Coastline, which boasts some of England’s most beautiful countryside.

Location: Bingham Avenue, Evening Hill, Poole, BH14 8ND
Guide price: £1,995,000
House size: 4 Double Bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, 3,599 square feet
Features: Landscaped gardens, Double garage, Spectacular views

Further details can be found here.

Grade II Listed Mill for Sale in Oswestry, Shropshire

11 Dec
December 11, 2013


A Grade II Listed Water Mill for sale along with a detached two bedroom bungalow.


Believed to date back to the mid-1800s, this is a Grade II Listed property with the original mill workings exposed in many rooms. The Mill was previously used in the production of flour and although converted into a dwelling, the water wheel is still in working order. The accommodation is arranged over five floors.

On the ground floor the entrance hall leads through to the workshop, which houses the workings for the water wheel and offers a versatile space for a number of uses.

The Falls Adjacent to Weston Mill is a detached two bedroom bungalow, which is currently let and offers good additional accommodation to the Mill, or indeed an income.

Weston Mill is situated at Weston, south of Oswestry, which offers an extensive variety of educational, recreational and leisure facilities, with the county town of Shrewsbury being within easy commuting distance via the A5.

Location: Weston, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 9ES
Guide price: £550,000
House size: 6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 5017 square feet, Freehold
Features: Village, period property, garden

Further details can be found here.

Property Inspiration: Summer Boathouse in More og Romsdal, Norway

08 Dec
December 8, 2013

Architecture Inspiration

The boathouse is a cultural and historical hallmark of Norways coastal regions, where fishing used to be the primary profession. They have traditionally been used for storing boats and fishing gear, but today many of them are being converted for recreational summer use. This particular boathouse is located on the outermost reaches of the Moere-coast, and it hails from the middle of the eighteenth century. It was in such a bad state that the owner decided to tear it down and build it anew. The simplicity of the old building, its good placement and honest use of materials would become key sources of inspiration for the design of the new building. Great emphasis was placed on the main construction, the gates of the gable wall and the adaptable long facade.


The disclosed and somewhat unavailable location made material-reuse very desirable. Old windows from a nearby farmhouse were collected and sorted. The placement of these windows became key in deciding what distance to use between the pillars in the main construction.
During the process of tearing down the old boathouse it was discovered that the structure had been built on unstable clay-ground. The new building therefore rests on H-profiles eight meters in length, spanning across a crevice in the bedrock. The white painted main construction of the new boathouse was built on site. In order to ease the foundation work, parts of the wall construction is resting directly on mountainous ground.

Location: Aure Kommune, More og Romsdal, Norway
Built by: TYIN tegnestue Architects
Architects: Marianne Lobersli Sorstrom, Yashar Hanstad

Further details can be found here.

Conversion Project: Derelict Barn for Sale – Lymm, Cheshire

17 Nov
November 17, 2013


A derelict traditional brick building, formerly stabling set within mature grounds of about 1.1 acres in Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0ST.



• The properties are located on the outskirts of Lymm village which offers a variety of banks, boutique shops, restaurants, supermarket and specialist stores. There is a variety of schools in the area, offering primary, comprehensive, grammar and private education.

• The communication links are excellent with Manchester approximately 15 miles away and the M6 about 1 mile which provides links to other major cities including Liverpool, Chester and Birmingham. International connections are also close by and are served by Manchester International Airport, about 12 miles away.

Location: Cherry Lane, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0ST
Guide price: £75,000, Freehold
House size: 2554 Sq Ft
Features: Outbuilding, Lots of Potential, Garage, Countryside setting

Further details can be found here.

For Sale: Art Deco Garage for Conversion – Cornwall

11 Oct
October 11, 2013


An Art Deco former petrol station / garage for Sale in Lostwithiel, Cornwall.


I love places like this, all I can see is tonnes of potential and at what looks like a great price. Here’s what the agents have to say:

Downend Garage has now ceased trading but offers an opportunity to purchase a large commercial site with 4 bedroom living accommodation. The property has frontage to the A390 of approximately 270’ and could offer a number of opportunities (subject to necessary consents). The prominent Art Deco building was erected in about 1930 by the current owners family and has been in the same family ownership ever since. There is a retail shop to the left hand front corner which used to service the petrol business and to the right is a large vehicle repair garage with workshop extensions. The garage has a hydraulic vehicle lift and numerous other fixtures and fitting which are available subject to negotiation. As noted there is 4 bedroom living accommodation, which is in need of up dating, and also has a pleasant enclosed rear garden area. There is double scope for re development and a number of possible uses.

Location: Downend Garage, Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL22 0RB
Guide price: £350,000, Freehold
House size: N/A
Features: Outbuildings, Lots of Potential, Art Deco

Further details can be found here.

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