FUTURISTIC - AND FUN TO LIVE IN!
This energy-efficient home offers a whole host exciting features. JOANNE RIDOUT takes a look around
EVEN if a new-build is part of a small development there is still scope for it to be a unique home within its family of neighbours and this is the case with this sustainable home near Brynna, Bridgend, which is part of a small group of very exclusive abodes called Naturally Woodlands.
This energy-efficient home has been designed to achieve a high level of insulation and low-level heating bills, including using an airtight continuously sealed membrane between walls which virtually eliminates thermal loss coupled with recycled newsprint insulation.
The construction company sourced materials locally where appropriate for roofing, cladding and insulation, plus the redwood timber building frame was harvested from sustainable forests.
From the front of the property it’s
obvious to any visitor that they are in for a contemporary treat.
The split-level roof is the first eyecatching feature, and anyone with a keen eye will spot that this roofline is mimicked by the garage.
The two projecting wings at the front of the home are connected by a glass balcony and this clever use of glass is evident throughout the home to optimise light dispersal.
Surely there aren’t many hallways in the area lighter than the one in this stylish modern home, it’s double height allowing light from two storeys of glass to flood in.
The flow within the home is thoroughly modern, with the hall directly connecting to the open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge area at the back of the house - doors and walls are just not needed in this ultimate contemporary home. However, if some solitude is sought, there is a separate sitting room at the front of the property.
Up the glass staircase the home continues the modern Scandi style, with more large glass windows and doors.
The master suite not only includes the expected ensuite, it has a dressing room/walk-in wardrobe and the joy of a glass balcony, from which views of the adjacent 88-acre wildlife reserve can be enjoyed.
This four bedroom house on The Green near Brynna is on the market for a guide price of £525,000 with Watts & Morgan, call 01446 773 500 to find out more.