Second of three stunning Passivhaus-designed homes for sale

30/10/2019 08:13:43

The second of three self-heating, Passivhaus-designed homes at Chatelherault Country Park, near Hamilton is now available for sale.

Following the successful sale of the first of the properties, the premium 7,078sq ft plot with panoramic views over the park, is on the market for offers over £625,000.

House B offers expansive, open plan and flexible living accommodation and includes four bedrooms, two main bathrooms and three en-suites. The sun shines over the building from dusk ‘til dawn and the peaceful outlook from the terrace is sensational and will be forever diverse with the changing of seasons.

Uniquely, it has an additional private entrance to the west side with a sliding wall that allows for the option of creating a separate accommodation for a teenage child, grandparent or guests with a living room, bedroom and en-suite, all from its own entrance.

The properties are the result of a four-year project aimed at bringing together the latest in environmental design with stunning architecture.

The detached homes have been designed to blend into the local, rural environment using handpicked, high quality building materials and finished with slate, zinc and Siberian larch cladding.

The interiors include kitchens and bathrooms fitted to the highest specifications, using Porcelanosa and Ashley Ann products and with acoustic floorboards and bespoke flooring throughout.

What sets them apart is their commitment to sustainability and low energy consumption, using the latest renewable techniques certified by the Passivhaus Institut of Germany, including a pioneering mechanical ventilation heat recovery system that makes them as close to self-heating as is possible.

The houses have been built around a central roundabout with south-facing gardens to maximise natural solar gains and benefit from views to the landscape and trees beyond the site. 

The windows have been carefully positioned to ensure privacy while also offering views across the rural landscape.

They have all been designed with a flexible layout including a central, sliding wall which can be moved to create a more intimate snug-style space when required, separate from the remainder of the large, open-plan family space, kitchen and dining areas.

Double height spaces over the main sitting area and circulation maximise the connection between both storeys, and large areas of south facing glazing blur the boundary between inside and out.

Carefully positioned ‘brise soleil’ protect the interior spaces from overheating when the sun is at its highest; this strategy is supplemented by the high levels of insulation and airtightness demanded by high quality residential buildings that meet the Passivhaus standards. 

The buildings are clad in a limited palette of materials that reflect the local context, with an up to date twist: a slate tile roof and wall cladding to the upper floor are complemented by some areas of timber cladding on the ground floor. 

 For more information about the properties please contact Scottish Property Centre Shawlands on 0141 649 7979 or visit

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