Property of the Week: A Rare Huf Haus in Dulwich Village
A rare Huf Haus has gone up for sale in Dulwich Village that’s perfect for a family looking to combine style with unbeatable energy efficiency
Photography courtesy of Knight Frank
Huf Haus is a century-old German firm that made prefab chic. The custom-made timber and glass homes are strikingly modern and super energy efficient – close to zero carbon, in fact.
Everything is engineered, from the basic fabric of the house to the timber floors and white Corian sinks, with factory-finished structural joists and steel bolts purposefully exposed to create free-flowing spaces that take open-plan living to another level.
The walls are predominantly full-height triple-glazed windows, which are more energy efficient than most walls, and is derived through ground or air source pumps, while electricity is generated through solar panels.
The houses are rare, with only about 200 a year built in the UK, but they were pretty unheard of here until a 2004 episode of Channel Four’s Grand Designs, featuring pensioners Greta and David Iredale, brought the company to the attention of the Brits.
Even more rare, is to find a street full of them. Woodyard Lane in the leafy, somewhat exclusive Dulwich Village, boasts nine of the properties in a small cul-de-sac near Dulwich Picture Gallery and one has just gone up for sale.
A fine example of the iconic style for which Huf Haus homes are renowned, the 3,208 sq ft, post-and-beam constructed five-bedroom property offers an exceptional amount of light and space.
‘Even more rare, is to find a street full of them’
Entering into a bright and inviting entrance hall with separate guest cloakroom, the space opens to a custom-designed, open-plan kitchen/diner, which then flows seamlessly through to the modern, landscaped rear garden.
There’s also a home office on the ground floor, which is pretty much essential for these working-from-home times, as well as a garage and two parking spaces.
The first floor provides four well-proportioned bedrooms (one of which is currently used as a dressing room), and a family bathroom.
The spacious master suite comes complete with a balcony and walk-in wardrobe.
There’s also a basement, providing fantastic flexible living space that is currently configured with a guest bedroom and en suite as well as a spacious family room, utility room and boiler room.
Dulwich Village is a leafy neighbourhood in south east London boasting brilliant independent schools such as Allen’s Girls School, Alleyn’s School and Dulwich College, leafy parkland and swift access to central London by train.
The freehold property is currently on the market with Knight Frank for £2.8 million. See knightfrank.co.uk