In July 2017 we saw the finishing touches being made to a stunning new eco-tech home in York. The 280m2 new build house contains 5 bedrooms, en suites, a house bathroom, lounge, snug and an open plan living kitchen.

The house creates a flexible and versatile ground floor accommodation that would suit a family or retirees alike. The space can evolve with the owners needs; whether it a day at home with children and grandchildren, a celebration, or a cosy weekend alone – the house can accommodate it all. One of the most important factors in the brief was to create a home for life, a house where the owners can grow old graciously, with a ground floor bedroom and wet room should that day ever come.

Large sliding doors within the rear elevation maximise solar gain as well as creating a seamless flow from house to garden.

Behind the scenes the house is super high tech and eco friendly –  it features 8kw of solar panels, Tesla storage batteries, home automation, air source heat pumps and low energy lighting systems. In theory the property could operate off grid, generating and storing its own electricity.  The house is super insulated to around 40% above the usual building regulations standards and is super air tight, meaning that the heat doesn’t escape.

The building form and design is unique, located on an infill site on the outskirts of Dunnington, the site of a former bungalow sandwiched between residential and commercial uses. The design of the new house takes precedence from the local environment combining white render, cedar boarding and a metal standing seam roof. The end result is a real statement of contemporary architecture and design.

 

 

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