The exclusive Coventry home that represents the very best in luxury lifestyle and eco-friendly living.
For over three generations the Huf family have been creating and innovating house design, yet it was not until Grand Designs featured this unique build that the UK really took notice.
As the market leader for modern timber frame houses made of wood and glass, this exclusive home represents the very best in luxury and eco-friendly living.
With only a few houses developed each year the concept has remained exclusive and elite, therefore, this stunning three-storey glass and wood masterpiece is a rare find, especially in Coventry, on the market for £1,500,000.
Discreetly located and set back behind landscaped grounds, the private gated entrance takes you up a sweeping driveway to the main property and the separate carport and garage area.
On entering the property you will find the accommodation across three floors with the open plan concept to the main living space laid out across the ground floor.
The property briefly comprises of: reception hall, cloakroom/WC which then opens up into the living, dining and kitchen area.
Upstairs is mainly given over to the beautiful master suite, with a large double bedroom, a good-sized dressing room, stunning bathroom and a study.
To the lower ground floor, there are two further double bedrooms, a cinema, bathroom and a utility/plant room.
Outside is the double carport with a large rear garage storage and to the rear of the garden discreetly tucked away is a large old outbuilding which is the perfect space for a workshop or separate office.
The property sits within immaculately landscaped grounds and offers three superb terrace areas.
Having a balcony stretching around the entire property offers unparalleled 360-degree views.
Mainly laid to lawn, the owners took great care to create a garden that not only perfectly fits with the Huf Haus design, but also provides a low maintenance space for all the family to enjoy.
With a beautiful sunken landscaped terrace to the front offering direct access from the lower ground bedrooms, this is the perfect space for family or guests to enjoy bringing the outside into their bedrooms.
There is a further side terrace that catches the very last of the sunshine and as the lawn sweeps around to the rear of the property you have a superbly spacious and immaculately presented main terrace.
Tall Bamboos set in smart planters border the patio area and sweet-smelling Winter Jasmine and Honeysuckle adorn the smart screening. With such a perfect spot for alfresco dining and entertaining you feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
This property is in Corley, a sought-after village on the outskirts of Coventry to the north which in turn provides excellent access to the M6 Motorway which connects to the M42 and the M40.
Access from this property to Solihull and Birmingham are easy and the NEC and Birmingham International Airport are also easily accessible.
The Owners Insights
“We found the perfect plot of land for our dream house 11 years ago. Since being inspired by Kevin McCloud’s Grand Designs, we had our hearts set on living in a Huf Haus and we knew this would be the ideal location as we are surrounded by trees and it is extremely private,” recall the current owners.
“We worked closely with Peter Huf who designed the house to our requirements, and it has been perfect for us. We moved in just over 8 years ago and to this day, we have never tired of the 360-degree views of the garden. Its beautiful all year round, especially when the trees are covered in snow. The majority of the house is glass and everywhere is bathed in light. Its such a bright and airy house, yet it is also warm and welcoming, as well as being economical to run.
“The location has been fabulous too. It’s very rural so there are lots of scenic walks to enjoy, yet we also enjoy easy access to the motorway network and its just a short drive to the airport and Birmingham International railway station. There are a couple of pubs in the village and the busy village hall is at the heart of the community and offers something for everyone to enjoy, as well as hosting local events.
“The house is surrounded by terracing and there is always somewhere to go and relax in peace and tranquillity. The plot is fully enclosed, and we are not overlooked, so it is ideal for entertaining and relaxing. We enjoy sitting out on the comfortable furniture on the terrace and we’ve hosted lots of BBQs and parties for our friends and family, including an annual firework display. We designed the garden to be as low maintenance as possible, yet it is still very attractive with lots of interesting areas to enjoy such as the vegetable plot and flower garden.
“The large workshop is ideal for storing the garden equipment too. The pond and trees are a natural attraction for wildlife and we often see deer, pheasants, partridges and rabbits.
“We will miss the sense of space and of course those amazing views as they change throughout the year. Well also miss the beautiful light and its very true to say that this house will be a hard act to follow indeed.”