You’ve seen the occasional Huf Haus on this site, but nothing like The Lake House in Plaistow, West Sussex.
A lot of house, a lot of garden and a lot of luxury. Of course, all of that comes at a price. More on that in a moment.
First up, the setting. This house sits in 21 acres of land, which in turn features a three-acre rainbow trout lake, an ancient bluebell woodland and your very own tennis court. Oh yes, in case you have one, there is also an ‘unrestricted helipad’ here too. All of that alone might get you hot under the collar. But there’s that house too.
As we have said before, the Huf Haus is something that’s either loved or loathed. But for the majority of people reading this site (in our experience), this is a style of German house building and design that is much loved.
This is a typical ‘Huf’ in terms of look, with the beams, open living space and floor to ceiling glazing very much to the fore. But this is also a rather substantial ‘Huf’, with no expense spared.
The main house has five en-suite, vaulted bedrooms, a double height reception room, two studies, an upstairs laundry room, cinema room and a ‘party room’ with bar and karaoke.
There is a full equipped music room / den and if you need it, which has separate access and could be used as a self-contained unit for guests too. Talking of extra space, there is a one-bedroom summer house in the grounds, which could also be used for guests or even staff if you are at that level.
Oh yes, there’s also an air conditioned helicopter hangar and ‘man cave’. If you don’t have a helicopter, I’m sure there are other uses too. Finally, there is garaging with underfloor heating and storage barns. Space definitely isn’t an issue here.
The house also boasts wraparound balconies, fully automated lighting and heating, electric external shutters, geothermal underfloor heating and an integrated sound system. No fossil fuels required to keep the place running either, so running costs are low. Plenty of luxurious fixtures and fittings too, as you would expect.
So location, land, substantial architecture and luxury, Of course this isn’t going to come cheap. You will need around £5 million to be the next owner.
You can find out more about the house and the owners/sellers at the dedicated Facebook page.