Stunning eco-home for sale

Sitting in a quarter of an acre plot in the village of Boxford, Sudbury, UK  The Arc is a striking home that benefits from many environmental features including solar hot water, solar electricity and rainwater harvesting.

Fenn Wright, The Arc, Boxford, OIE £575,000,

The current owners chose Lincolnshire-based architect Jerry Harrall to design the contemporary home due to his experience in eco-buildings.

Fenn Wright, The Arc, Boxford, OIE £575,000,

Owner, Jonathan Belsey said: “I gave Jerry a very open brief, but stressed that I wanted the home to be as ecologically sustainable as possible, yet suitable for family life.

Throughout the build, Jonathan ensured that wherever they could they used either recycled or repurposed materials. The structure, constructed from dense, recycled concrete blocks has a great deal of insulation on the outside, which acts like a storage heater and helps to keep the heat in during the winter. Whereas the roof, made from 12% recycled aluminium is shielded from the heat of the sun, keeping the house cool during the summer months.

Fenn Wright, The Arc, Boxford, OIE £575,000, Fenn Wright, The Arc, Boxford, OIE £575,000,

The Arc is an ideal family home; being a single storey building it keeps everyone connected. Other great features include the incredibly high ceilings that provide the added feeling of airiness and sense of freedom, and the curved walls that ensure you can never see the end of the home, but instead are taken on a journey around the building.

Fenn Wright, The Arc, Boxford, OIE £575,000, Fenn Wright, The Arc, Boxford, OIE £575,000, Fenn Wright, The Arc, Boxford, OIE £575,000,

Jonathan continued: “It will be a sad day when we move out of the house, but with our four children now grown up and in their own homes, it’s time for a new chapter in our lives. Since having The Arc built, we’ve most certainly caught the development bug. We’re currently constructing a holiday home in Greece, and you never know, sometime in the future we may have another project here in the UK too.”

Fenn Wright, The Arc, Boxford, OIE £575,000,

The Arc is on the market for offers in excess of £575,000 exclusively with Fenn Wright .

It was featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs in October 2010.

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