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They might come with a price tag of £1.53m each - but do these seven ultra modern, energy efficient homes show that a change in house-building is really starting to take hold in Norfolk? Octagon Park, in Little Plumstead, is set to be the latest place boasting the hi-tech new ‘Passivhaus Plus’ homes, which are very low energy buildings which are so well insulated, they don’t let heat escape and cut down on your bills.
Seven are for sale at Octagon Park, five miles from Norwich, creating an exclusive “millionaire’s row.” Tim Stephens, of Norwich-based Humberts, which is selling the houses, said: “These exciting new designs offer a solution for those requiring state of the art, bright open plan living, with cheap running costs.” The homes, designed by Norwich based Hudson architects, will be set in parkland on Church Field and named after the octagon shaped barn building which formed part of the original farm which once existed there. Buyers will have unlimited access to the extensive parkland.
The houses have been designed with a large, split level entrance hall with a central fireplace, a cinema room and come with the fifth bedroom as optional as a ground floor suite.
Offering around 4,827 sq ft of accommodation, the homes will have south-facing kitchens and dining rooms leading to a terrace with a pergola. Upstairs, a massive bedroom suite has a south-facing balcony and the second bedroom also comes with a balcony and all four bedrooms have en suites. Outside there is a garden and double garage with scope for creating office space or an annex above.
You then pay for the build, using the main contractor for the shell of the house and you then design the interior to your own specification. Or have the option to buy them fully developed at £1.53m.
Anthony Hudson, director of Hudson Architects, who designed the homes, said although the houses look very modern, inspiration was taken for them from period styles. “There are references to classical architecture and also the parkland setting like houses in the 18th century. The design is also on a curve, so you see the houses from different angles.”