Tag Archive for: Contemporary

Contemporary Eco Home for Sale: Pulborough, West Sussex

02 Jan
January 2, 2014


An award winning eco home for sale in West Sussex with panoramic views to the South Downs.


Manor Farm was designed to take a group of agricultural buildings on an open hillside and convert the environment into a practical living space without compromising southerly views to the South Downs and over the land.

The zinc barrel vaulted roofs feature cut outs that form roof terraces and are fully glazed and the two key sections have been linked. Manor Farm is steel framed; the internal walls are not structural making the internal configuration easily adaptable and can be modified to form an annexe, office or further bedrooms. Sustainability is core to the design and build, with super insulation to all roof and walls, under floor heating throughout the ground floor and Oak, believed to have been sawn and air-dried from trees that formerly stood on the site, used for stair treads and interior finishing. There is also a 5,000 litre subsurface rainwater harvesting tank. It has been calculated that the south facing glass provides 6.5 kW of passive solar gain (heat) in the winter. Conversely, in the summer, the overhanging roof prevents the summer sun from penetrating far into the building.

A 4-bay car port, incorporating a stable and tackroom/workshop, lies to the west of the property. The gardens provide a main courtyard to the front, whilst a rear courtyard offers south facing walls perfect for fruit and vegetable cultivation and in close proximity to the kitchen.

Location: Manor Farm, Broomers Hill Lane, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 2DU
Guide price: £1,500,000
House size: 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,139 square feet
Features: 3.5 acres, 4 bay car port, Spectacular views, EPC=C

Further details can be found here.

Modern Property for Sale: Los Angeles, California

22 Mar
March 22, 2013


An updated home situated in the hills overlooking Los Angeles.


The Bergman Residence, 1955. This quintessential post and beam is sited on a quiet cul-de-sac in lower Sunset Plaza with southern exposure to optimize natural light and views of the city. Walls of glass organically merge the indoor and outdoor spaces while the finest materials coupled with a practical layout merge form and function. The property has been updated for modern living with a camera and speaker system throughout, motorized blinds and a purified water filtration system. The meticulous and thoughtful restoration preserves the home’s original integrity – a unique and soulful residence where every detail is a meditation.

Location: 8630 Fennell Place, Los Angeles, CA
Guide price: $3,175,000 / £2,092,325
House size: 2 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 2942 square feet
Features: 2 car garage, Swimming pool, Stunning views

Further details can be found here.

Eco House for Sale: Winchester, Hampshire

13 Mar
March 13, 2013

Eco House for sale – Grange Close, St Cross


This individual house has been designed to be as eco-friendly and energy efficient as possible, with a low carbon footprint. Some of its eco-credentials include; designed to code 5 for sustainable homes, high levels of insulation up to twice part L, air source heat pump providing underfloor heating and hot water, rainwater harvesting. This home has an abundance of natural light and displays attention to detail in a spacious and flexible living environment.The clean lines conceal a home of privacy, comfort and character.
The heart of this home is the large open plan living room and kitchen. The hand-built kitchen is designed to hide everything away, and features a long breakfast bar and many fitted appliances including conventional oven, steam oven, microwave, hob, a tap supplying direct boiling water and an array of storage drawers and cupboards. Behind the kitchen is a boot room/utility area with WC and direct external access as well as a low level shower for dogs and boots.
The main living area is currently arranged into two areas. Two features are the vaulted ceiling, with suspended lighting and skylights to maximise the light on offer, and the cedar lined internal wall which ties into the external cedar cladding. Sliding doors open up on to the landscaped gardens beyond.
The master bedroom suite nestles at the back of the house for complete privacy and has direct access to its own area of decking via sliding doors.
There is ample parking at the front on the shingled driveway.


Grange Close is positioned within the desirable St Cross area of the city, which is home to Winchester College and offers easy access to the mainline railway station (links to London Waterloo in approximately 55 minutes), and a level walk into the city with its high street shops, boutiques, library, coffee shops, public houses, restaurants, theatre, cinema, museums and, of course, the city.

Location: Winchester, Hampshire
Guide price: £795,000 Freehold
Year built: 2011
House size: Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,971 square feet
Features: Private parking, Low carbon footprint

Further details can be found here.

Contemporary House for Sale: Canterbury, Kent

08 Mar
March 8, 2013

Bedlam – Agester Lane, Denton


Bedlam was conceived by the current vendors to provide contemporary family accommodation, with a keen eye to detail and style, in a unspoilt rural location. Completed in 2011, the property has been built to the highest standards with a mix of traditional materials with a curved roof structure clad in copper and engineered to have no internal visible supports providing a large, vaulted and seemingly unsupported roof.

The rural location has been a source of inspiration, influencing the colour palettes used throughout. The railings and garden gates have been specifically commissioned from local blacksmiths to depict the branches and tree trunks of the surrounding woodland. Many of the materials used have been specifically sourced from around the world, for example the Turkish marble which has been used throughout the ground floor and the Chinese silk wallpapers, silk carpets, etc. The main kitchen area has a strong Italian influence with Kundalini light fittings.

The house has been carefully designed and built to the highest of modern standards creating an energy effient home with a user friendly home automation system.


Principally to the rear, the gardens have mature oaks, copper beech and mulberry trees. The grounds are laid to lawn with shady woodland areas, azalias and rhododenrons.
The front of the house is laid to lawn and a separate paddock is currently a wild flower meadow. The woodland adjacent to the road protects the grounds and is part of the curtilage.
The gardens are newly fenced with the additional protection of rabbit fencing.

Location: Canterbury, Kent
Guide price: Offers in excess of £2,500,000
Year built: 2011
House size: Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, 8,338 square feet
Lot size: 8.2 acres
Features: Rural location, Private parking, Outbuildings, Swimming pool, Equestrain

Further details can be found here.

Eco Home for Sale: Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire

14 Jan
January 14, 2013

An award winning contemporary Eco home for sale.

Set in within a private 11 acre estate with views over green belt towards RSPB blue bell woods, West Lodge is a modern property of striking and contemporary design.

West Lodge enjoys a position on an historic small private Estate surrounded by open countryside in the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has been built by the developer Acanthus to exacting standards with great imagination and flair.

The 4,859 sq.ft of accommodation has been designed to enjoy the beautiful aspects with large expanses of sliding glass opening onto walnut decks to relax and appreciate the setting.

Attention to detail has been second to none such as a walnut lined hallway with contemporary glass and walnut staircase, bathroom suites by Burgdad with Italian Casmood glass mosaic tiles and a kitchen fitted by Hacker with Miele and Gaggenau appliances.

The house has been constructed to award winning standards and is extremely energy efficient and features a bored closed loop ground source heat pump. EPC Rating B.

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 451.58 sqm
  • Garden
  • Private Parking
  • 2.00 acres (0.8 hectares)
  • Freehold


As you can probably imagine, this all comes at a price. To buy this contemporary eco home will set you back £2,650,000.

More details can be found on the estate agent’s website.

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