Rightmove has confirmed that an eco-house in Cambridge on sale for £2,500,000 was their most viewed property in the county November. The house differs from the quaint townhouses more often on the market and it meant it gained lots of attention.
This 3-bedroom house was built with a environmentally low-impact design, using materials and technology that reduces its carbon footprint. The property is in Cambridge on Madingley Road for a steep price of £2,500,000.
It has three bedrooms and three bathrooms and is designed in a modern fashions with an outdoorsy feel. The property has also won multiple awards for its green innovation and was designed by the acclaimed architect Meredith Bowles of Mole Architects in 2011.
It has won two RIBA awards in 2012, for its exceptional sustainability and ‘Spirit of Ingenuity’. The house is set back from Madingley Road and was built amongst an area of tree-filled gardens.
It was designed around trees that are protected by a tree preservation order and displacement pile foundations were chosen to create minimum disturbance to the roots. According to Rightmove: “The house was constructed using a timber frame, with clay blocks providing thermal mass, glulam beams supporting the roof space and a series of integrated ambient energy sources ensuring excellent energy efficiency.
“Rainwater is harvested and stored in a tank underground, solar panels are used for hot water supply and the underfloor heating is generated from a ground source heat pump. There is also mechanical ventilation with a heat recovery system and low energy lighting fitted throughout.
“External ‘green walls’ are combined with timber cladding and insulated with hemp inside wood fibre panels for breathability. A green sedum roof spans the easterly wing for additional insulation and biodiversity.”