Award Winning Home on Rightmove!
Nestled in the heart of the city of Sheffield, lies one of the most unique and unusual properties that you will find in the area; winner of the Daily Telegraph’s Best Contemporary Home Award 2011, this house certainly stands out!
Built in 2010 by its current owners, Emily and Tom Hunt, the property is not only award winning, but has also been featured in the acclaimed ‘Ideal Homes’ magazine, and an impressive selection of other local and national media.
Given that their home clearly stands out from the crowd in the area, it left us wondering how and why Emily and Tom decided to create their masterpiece. It turns out, that after marrying in 2007, the couple bought an end of terrace property that had space and potential for expansion. Then, after spotting a similar contemporary property beside a listed Norman Abbey in Spring 2009, they managed to get in touch with its architect, and by the November of the same year, planning permission for their new build was submitted.
Not only is the house aesthetically inspiring from the outside, especially as it was designed to complement the existing streetscape, but it has also been built to Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, achieving a low overall U-value and a high airtightness rating. The windows and door frames are made of thermally efficient aluminium, whilst there is an efficient wood-burning stove in the living area, meaning that extra heating in winter is rarely needed!
The 3 bedroomed house has been decorated to a particularly high standard, making it an ideal home for anyone who likes comfort and luxury (we’d love to live here!). The bedrooms are light, spacious, and airy, whilst the bathroom has a skylight, a really lovely addition.
The kitchen and dining area is also open plan and beautifully furnished, and there is a useful addition of a work area/office too.
Our favourite part of the property has to be the amazing roof terrace at the top of the house. It offers panoramic views of the surrounding city, and Tom and Emily have even put deckchairs out there, perfect for a spot of sunbathing!
The house was on the market for a very reasonably priced £250,000, and is located a short distance away from Herdings Park, Abourthorne Road, and Park Grange tram stations, ideal for travelling around the city. The house is now Sold STC but doesn’t mean you can’t have a look around whilst it’s still on Rightmove!