Look inside the mega eco-friendly ‘glass house’ for sale in Farnham

By Chloe Shakesby   |   Property writer   |
Thursday 18th August 2022 1:50 pm
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Castara is set in an acre of award-winning grounds. (Strutt & Parker )

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This luxury energy efficient home comes with its own gym and landscaped garden - and has been specifically designed to be kind to the environment.

Castara, in Lower Bourne, was built in 2007 and in 2012 was on the front cover of the Daily Telegraph’s ‘Luxury Homes’ magazine, and features plenty of windows, giving the appearance that the house is made of glass.

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The house gets plenty of natural light due to its abundance of windows. (Strutt & Parker )

The house is an architect-designed timber-framed HUF HAUS, designed by Peter Huf, spanning almost 7,200 sq. ft. of accommodation arranged over three floors.

The ground floor is mostly open plan, and is made up of a sitting room area, dining area and family room area. There is also a kitchen/dining room, a bedroom with an en-suite shower room, plus utility and laundry rooms.

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One of the bedrooms, with views out over the grounds. (Strutt & Parker )

On the lower ground floor is a studio, a TV room, a study, a gym, an en-suite bedroom, a workshop and a plant room.

Upstairs, there is a galleried landing leading to the main bedroom suite, which features a dressing room, an en-suite bathroom and balcony access. There are also two further bedrooms with dressing rooms and a Jack and Jill bathroom.

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The house has its own private gym room. (Strutt & Parker )

Outside, the property comes with an acre of land, with a landscaped garden that has won local and national awards. In line with the property’s energy efficiency, the garden has underground irrigation.

Also outside are a garden pond, a decked seating area, and mature topiary.

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The decked area allows for views of the surrounding nature. (Strutt & Parker )

The property is being marketed bby Strutt & Parker for a price of £3,500,000.

Roger Wade, Director of Strutt & Parker Farnham, said: “Designed by Peter Huf, chief architect at renowned HUF HAUS, Castara is a unique house which combines striking design with sustainability.

“Thanks to high-spec features, such as triple glazing and a layered insulated roof, it’s incredibly energy efficient and has a high EPC rating – which is unsurprisingly a growing concern for many buyers.

“Our latest research found that 67% of people say it’s important their future home is environmentally friendly, so having a property which already ticks the eco boxes is a real selling point.

“The house’s position in Lower Bourne is also hugely appealing as the village is so well serviced, with its own local store, doctor’s surgery, vets, pubs and nursery schools.

“There’s a charming village green just a couple of minutes’ walk from Castara which has a children’s playground and tennis courts, and Bourne Woods is on your doorstep too.

“The home’s proximity to Farnham – less than two miles away – is a bonus both for easy access to wider amenities and good connectivity. Farnham train station has regular trains to other towns in Surrey and London Waterloo.”

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