Inside a Harmonious Eco-Friendly Retreat Asking £1.5M Along England’s Majestic Coast
When thinking of homes along the English coastline, it’s typical to picture quaint white cottages with a historic feel. This eco-friendly house in Cornwall, however, could not be more different. Dressed in weathered wood panels and displaying more contemporary architecture, it is the quintessence of ‘cool, calm, and collected’. Priced at £1,475,000, the home could be yours just in time to relish in an idyllic Cornish summer or turn it into a profitable rental this season.
Nestled above the hillside town of Fowey, the coastal haven balances beautifully with its surroundings. Its natural yet sleek look is just the start, with the interiors utilizing blue tones throughout to parallel the water just beyond. Harmonizing with nature in terms of sustainability as well, it boasts energy-efficient measures like an air source heat pump, underfloor heating, solar panels, and zoned thermostats to give the property an EPC rating of C, on a scale from A (most eco-friendly) to G (least eco-friendly).
At first glance, one would never guess that the abode was converted from a derelict print works in 2014. Construction took over two years and it required moving 600 tons of rubble by hand as well as installing all-new piling. After such a painstaking labor of love, the transformation was an utter triumph.
The home spans roughly 1,700 square feet, but the ample glass doors make it easy to make the most of outdoor living, too. The main floor sits on the top level and is completely open concept, accentuated by natural wood beams and vaulted ceilings. Stylish navy kitchen cabinets add an air of modern sophistication and again give a pop of blue.
Downstairs, you’ll find three bedrooms and three bathrooms, perfect for bringing friends around. The primary suite has its own French doors that open to a private patio, a supreme spot for relaxation. Josephine Ashby of John Bray Estates holds the listing.