Could these be the homes of the fu­ture?

Ser­viced plots for cus­tom build of­fer you sav­ings. Am­ple light, space and near zero en­ergy costs are in de­mand.

EDP Norfolk - - PROMOTION -

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.”

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