Take a look inside this eco-friendly home on the market for £350,000 in Costessey
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Overlooking verdant surroundings in the Tud Valley at Costessey, near Norwich, an attractive, modern eco home offers the opportunity to embrace green living.
The three-storey house, which is on the market with Jackson-Stops & Staff at a guide price of £350,000, was designed around a number of eco technologies.
These include heating for the ground floor, which is provided by an air source heat pump and controlled by programmable wireless thermostats, as well as independent electric heaters, with built-in thermostats, on the first floor.
There are also solar panels on the roof and all windows and sliding patio doors are UPVC double-glazed.
The 21st century home provides bright, flexible living space and is efficient to run.
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It is one of a number of eco homes which were built on the development in 2008 and make something of a statement architecturally, as well as ecologically.
Externally, it has a contemporary style, with a white exterior and lots of glass, and it benefits from a balcony, roof terrace and private garden, as well as communal grounds.
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Inside, there is an abundance of natural light and it offers airy, open-plan living.
The property is entered at ground floor level, where there is also access to the utility area and then the integral garage.
There is a ground floor cloakroom and then the back of the house opens up to reveal the stunning sitting room, dining room and kitchen area.
Here there are two sets of sliding doors leading out on to the private, west-facing rear garden.
The kitchen is fully fitted with integrated appliances, including an electric oven and hob, fridge-freezer and stainless steel sink and drainer, as well a range of kitchen units with work surfaces.
In summer, when the doors here are open, the garden will become an extension of the fabulous indoor living space.
With its willow fence, shingled and decked areas, and central, paved seating space, it has something of a Mediterranean feel.
Up on the first floor of the house, there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. One of the guest rooms has an en suite shower room and access on to its own balcony. The other two bedrooms have sliding doors on to Juliet balconies.
The floor above has been designed to house the entire master suite. Here there is a splendid bedroom, together with a generous dressing room and an en suite shower room.
A roof garden, with ample space for loungers and dining furniture, wraps around the suite on two sides.
Beyond the willow fence of the private garden is the grassy communal space.
The property owners do not currently pay a service charge for maintenance of the shared areas as these costs are being covered by the developer until all the properties have been completed.
At that point, it is intended the management company will be taken over by the property owners with an approximate service charge of £600 a year.
The development is entered from the Norwich Road and then Ottaway Close, which in turn leads to the off-road parking space to the front of the property.
There is a small front garden which is paved and shingled leading to the front door. The single garage has a roller shutter door.
The attractive house is well positioned geographically to give its owners good access to the city centre as well as the scenic countryside around Norwich.
Norwich city centre is just under four miles away, the A47 junction at Longwater is three miles from the house and the train station is almost six miles away.
Old and New Costessey have a good selection of amenities, including a Post Office, primary schools, high school, pub, golf club, convenience store, doctors and dentist practices.
But this is also a home that could well appeal to a countryside lover too and, as such, it also offers access to many scenic spots. There are public footpaths in the area, places to see wildlife and it is easy to reach the coast and the Broads National Park.
For anyone seeking an environmentally-friendly home and to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living, a visit to this eco home could well be worth the green light.
The house at Ottaway Close, in Costessey, Norwich, is on the market with Jackson-Stops & Staff at a guide price of £350,000. For more information call 01603 612333 or visit www.jackson-stops.co.uk