The house that Huf Built
Huf Haus’ were, for a long time, the homes du-jour, and these iconic houses are now having a major resurgence.
Sandbanks in Dorset is lucky enough to have its own Huf Haus; situated in the heart of the water-front landscape and close the beach, backing onto the idyllic Luscombe Valley which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSI).
The resurgence in Huf Haus’ popularity may be a result of a property of this style and design being used in ITV’s hit-series show, Dr Foster. Do you recognise the signature look?
Unique, architecturally interesting, bespoke, and a real stamp of luxury, Huff Haus’ are the Rolls-Royce of prefabricated houses. A Huf Haus is a distinctive glass and wood construction built by the German company of the same name, which can be constructed within days (interior fittings excluded).
Huf Haus’s are characterised by large panes of glass as the dominant feature, meaning the property is flooded with light and has a modern feel throughout.
This stunning, contemporary home nestled in a quiet corner of Mount Grace Drive, Sandbanks, sits on a generous plot for this area and is being marketed by Saxe Coburg estate agents. It is one of only 250 Huf Haus’s in the UK. ‘The Haus’ as it is named is a very distinctive property. The double-vaulted space with high ceilings, feature timber beams, and over 100ft of windows draws the daylight in and is a key feature of this home.
This property is the very definition of open-plan living, lending itself perfectly to those who like to entertain. There are three reception rooms, made up of two living rooms and a dining room area. The benefit of having two living room spaces means you could have one formal and one relaxed, or one for the children and one for adults.
The ground floor offers a further room, currently being used as a study; however it would easily make a self-contained, independent space (if required) for an elderly relative or an individual needing to benefit from ground-floor access. This section of the home comprises of the aforementioned study/bedroom, with adjoining bathroom and built-in wardrobe space.
The lower ground floor boasts some excellent features too, including a gymnasium which looks out to the gardens, steam room, wine cellar and cinema room.
The beautiful gardens include a water feature, picturesque lawn, oak and willow trees, which provide greenery not often seen in Sandbanks. Backing onto the renowned Luscombe Valley offers further appeal. This reserve is 10 acres of woodland and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, due to its diverse habitats and rare species.
The company, Huf Haus, has established a prestigious reputation within the residential market. The name HUF represents the aspiration and commitment of a family that has been managing and shaping the company over three generations, placing equal emphasis on commercial strength, architecture, speed and design.
The Huf Haus family firm has been in business since before the First World War. Since then, environmental sustainability has been their goal. Every Huf Haus is now triple-glazed, fully insulated and uses renewable energy sources, such as air-sourced heat pumps, meaning bills are lower than average in these properties.
This particular five / six bedroom detached house is listed with estate agents Saxe Coburg, with a guide price of £1,950,000.
Unbeatable location, five bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, cinema room, gymnasium, steam room, wine cellar, detached double car-port, southwest facing gardens and neighbouring nature reserve. This home really does have it all.
Extra wide front door offering easy access to all
Flexible living accommodation
Security alarm system
Double height ceilings
Concrete floors to all levels
Zoned underfloor gas central heating
Detached triple car-port
Southwest facing gardens
Neighbouring nature reserve