5 bedroom house
We bring you what can only be described as an architectural triumph that redefines the essence of contemporary, eco-conscious living. Nestled amidst the enchanting landscapes of rural Lincolnshire, this bespoke residence is the result of unparalleled craftsmanship, innovative design, and a deep-rooted passion for sustainability. Every intricate detail of this sensational development has been meticulously considered to ensure the end result is nothing short of spectacular.
As you approach this truly unique village-edge development, you’ll be captivated by its one-of-a-kind exterior that flawlessly marries traditional country charm with cutting-edge aesthetics. The exquisite fusion of striking natural Larch black cladding, handmade-effect brick plinths, solid wood window shutters with ornate ironmongery and bi-folding timber garage doors with matching metalwork, is a testament to the visionary minds behind this masterpiece. Larchwood seamlessly blends into the idyllic Lincolnshire landscape, while making an undeniable statement of individuality and sophistication. Discover a home that not only reduces your carbon footprint but elevates your lifestyle to new heights.
Behind the doors of Larchwood lies an exclusive opportunity for the discerning homebuyer, a unique sanctuary that promises unmatched comfort, style, and environmental stewardship. This is not simply a home; it’s a pioneering symbol of eco-friendly, executive living, where luxury and sustainability intertwine to create a haven that will leave a lasting impression on all who have the privilege of visiting.
Don’t miss your chance to experience the unmatched elegance and innovation that is on offer. Schedule your private viewing today and prepare to be captivated by the unparalleled beauty and sophistication that awaits you in the peaceful rural hamlet of North Owersby.
Detailed Specification Breakdown
Precision-engineered, environmentally friendly, and highly sustainable timber frame construction method which incorporates substantial insulation for maximum energy conservation.
A contrasting combination of interlocking rustic clay single-pan tiles and genuine slate roof tiles.
All pantile ridges are fitted with traditional clay dentil slips for improved durability.
Cemented clay ‘half-round’ wet ridge system fixed with locking caps for maximum durability.
Little-to-no maintenance soffits, fascias, gutters and downpipes.
Traditional exposed roof rafter tails in satin black.
Premium frost-resistant handmade effect brick plinth and masonry infill, capped with reclaimed clay plain-tile skirt.
Externally clad in double fixed robust, rough cut fully treated English larch tapered cladding (25mm to 14mm), further protected by a durable, quality black satin wood finishing treatment which is guaranteed for 10-years.
Combination of tegula block paved driveway and durable resin-bound footpaths.
Individual tarmac property access installed to local authority specification by approved contractors.
Decorative ‘Polar White’ stone boarders bedded on a Terram geotextile underlay.
Freshly lawned front and rear gardens.
Extensive Indian sandstone rear patio accessed via the lounge and orangery.
Contrasting black and heritage green external doors and window frames to front and rear.
Front garden hedge to lawn boundary established using 90 × 190mm fresh-cut railway timber sleepers painted in satin black to compliment the style of the house.
Quality handmade solid-wood decorative window shutters to the front elevation, with matching ironwork.
Handmade bi-fold timber garage doors in a traditional barn style with ornate, robust hinges and a substantial sliding-bolt locking system.
Safety glass Juliet balcony to master bedroom via a set of French doors on rear facade, looking out over stunning countryside and the 18th Century Grade II listed St Martins Church.
Top-of-the-range ‘near silent’ Daikin 11Kw Air Source Heat Pump.
Externally mounted meter enclosure for 3-phase power supply with both internal and external isolator.
External side installed water tap and quality 40m enclosed hose reel for easy front and rear use.
Five bar adjustable country gates affixed to robust traditional gate posts, to be painted black to compliment the property façade and other external landscaping features.
Car charging access point (ready for charger installation).
External up/down lighting to front and rear.
Rustic Victorian cast iron horse feeder fitted to the neighbouring plot for an authentic barn conversion street scene.
Wifi alarm system and Ring doorbell installed.
Selected pre-pattressed internal walls to allow for simplified internal hanging and fixing
Seamless flow, farm-house flag-stone tiled flooring in open plan areas including entrance lobby, kitchen and dining area, utility, pantry and orangery.
Quality deep pile carpet to the sitting room and downstairs bedroom/office
Individual digitally-controlled zoned underfloor heating throughout ground-floor living areas, including the ground-floor shower room.
Contemporary matt black freestanding Scandinavian log burner to lounge, mounted on a basket weave tiled hearth and surround
Contemporary finger-printless imported Rotpunkt German kitchens with integrated Bosch appliances (two full-size ovens, full-height fridge and freezer, Induction hob, microwave and more).
All Rotpunkt kitchens have a ‘Carbon-neutral’ manufacturing process
Energy-saving LED lighting throughout
Mixture of brushed aluminium and quality white power and data points throughout
BT access point to downstairs bedroom/office
Vaulted entrance hall with mezzanine galleried landing, front by a jaw-dropping full-height glass frontage.
Solid oak staircase including newels, handrails, base rails and spindles. With all spindles painted in a stylish contrasting black
In-built under stair oak shoe storage
Central carpet stair runner with black stair rods
Insulated and internally painted double garage with potential for future conversion
Garage accessed plant room housing pressurised unvented hot water cylinder, water softener and 3-phase electric switching gear.
Quality deep pile carpet to galleried landing and all bedrooms
Built-in wardrobe allowance available for Master Bedroom – Customisable to buyer preference
Bathrooms and en-suites fitted Asian-style douche attachments to all toilet units.
Underfloor heating to main bathrooms and master bedroom en-suite with external, wall-mounted digital thermostat.
Electric heated towel rail to all bathrooms and en-suites to allow for summer use when the main heating system is inactive
Clean and contemporary radiators to all bedrooms with individual radiator thermostats
Range of additional bathroom features including electric demister mirrors, vanity cabinets, freestanding bath and faucet, on-trend black sanitaryware and low profile shower trays with sleek frameless enclosures.
A Brief Overview
The expansive, open-aspect, vaulted entrance invites you into a world of unparalleled elegance within. Indulge in culinary delights in the premium German-imported Rotpunkt kitchen and adjoining dining area. Unwind at lunch in the bright and airy vaulted orangery or relax take to the cosy lounge of an evening and the crackle and roar of the fire. The rear glass façade of the orangery reveals picturesque garden views and the serene open countryside beyond. The expansive rear garden doubles up as an enchanting viewpoint of the Grade II listed St Martin’s Church, just across the adjoining fields.
Designed with remote work in mind, The home also benefits from a dedicated ground-floor office and wired super-fast internet access. The upper-level features four spacious double bedrooms, two complete with en-suite bathrooms, and a modern family bathroom, enjoying a separate walk-in shower, a freestanding bath, a luxurious double sink, and underfloor heating for all to enjoy. The master bedroom is exceptionally luxurious, spanning over 19ft in width and offering a sliding door accessed en-suite shower room, a healthy budget for customisable fitted wardrobes, designed and built to your individual requirements, and wonderful countryside views from a toughened glass Juliet balcony.
Experience the cosy warmth of underfloor heating throughout the ground floor of this elegant property, complemented by large windows that bathe each room in natural light and warmth. All wet rooms, both downstairs and up, also enjoy underfloor heating, as well as electric heated towel rails and handheld douche attachments for convenience.
No stone has been left unturned throughout this impressive new build residence. Read on to find out why it stands so far out from the crowd.
The Hot Topic: Sustainable Construction and Energy Efficiency
At the heart of this unique development lies its eco-friendly ethos. State-of-the-art double-glazing, top of the range factory fitted insulation, and a highly efficient Daikin heating system combine to deliver uncompromised comfort and climate-responsible living. Electric car charging facilities are conveniently available in the double garage, reflecting the property’s unwavering commitment to sustainability.
Constructed using precision engineered structural insulated panel system, these homes have been designed to deliver impressively high levels of thermal efficiency and reduced running costs. Here’s a breakdown of how this has been achieved:
General panel specification: The panels are precision manufactured by a regional company to exacting standards from top quality, sustainable kiln-dried 140mm x 38mm VAC treated CLS timber installed at 600mm centres. The panels are infilled with quality branded 120mm PIR insulation, sheathed in 9mm OSB3 boards. In addition, the frame benefits from a pre-installed high-performance Tyvek foil breather membrane with a metallised, low-emissivity (thermally reflective) surface for maximum thermal efficiency and performance.
U-Values: The external walls offer a U-Value of circa 0.16W/m2K. Thermal transmittance, also known as U-value, is the rate of transfer of heat through a structure, divided by the difference in temperature across that structure. The better-insulated a structure is, the lower the U-value will be. Under current UK building regulations, the maximum U-value for an external wall is 0.26W/m2K. A standard ‘Structural Insulated Panel’ wall system (timber frame) of 140 mm thickness bonded to polyurethane, creating an overall thickness of 220mm will give a u-value of 0.19 W/m2K. However, the structural insulated panel wall system used in Larchwood benefits from a reduced U-value in the region of 0.16W/m2K. This implies close to a 40% increase in thermal efficiency compared to the minimum efficiency requirement under current regulations.
When it comes to any building, irrespective of construction method, the overall U-value will depend on a variety of factors, including the construction materials, and insulation in the walls, roof, and floor. However, the U-value of the windows is also an important factor to consider, as these can be a significant source of heat loss. Double glazing typically has a U-value of around 1.2-1.6 W/m²K, the lower the value the more efficient the window. The windows in Larchwood, which are FENSA (The Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme) certified, benefit from U-value of 1.2 W/m²K, thus placing them at the most energy-efficient end of the double-glazing spectrum.
Air tested leakage rate (Air Pressure Test) 4.81m³/(hr.m²): Air leakage could be defined as the resistance to inward or outward air leakage through unintentional leakage points or areas in the building envelope. Air pressure testing calculates the air tightness of a building, known as its ‘air permeability’ or ‘leakage rate’. Air leakage can occur through gaps, holes or cracks in the fabric of the building. Excessive air leakage can affect the building’s energy efficiency, making the building less energy efficient and more expensive to run. According to Homebuilding & Renovating (a specialist homebuilding publication), Improving air tightness from 10m³/hr to 5m³/hr will reduce energy demand (and consequently cost) by around 22 per cent. The stated result of 4.81m³/(hr.m²) at an imposed pressure of 50Pa according to Lincolnshire Air Testing Ltd, is “better than the stated design limits as specified in the properties Energy Calculations and is well below the maximum allowable level of 10.00 m³/(hr.m²) at 50pc”.
COP (Coefficient of Performance): COP is a measurement of the energy efficiency of the air-conditioning units (heat pump) heating performance. The measurement indicates the ratio of heating provided by the heat pump relative to the amount of electrical input it requires to generate it. The COP is calculated by dividing the amount of heat the unit generates by the electrical input required to generate it. For example, if the heat generated is 5Kw based on a power input of 1Kw, the COP would be 5. The Daikin Heat Pump in Larchwood is estimated to generate between 3.3Kw and 5Kw of heat for every 1 Kw of electrical input (subject to various criteria including but not limited to weather and environmental factors).
EPC (Energy Performance Certificate): The energy performance achieved is 87 out of 100 which represents a high B Rating as an A-rating is only achievable with the inclusion of solar PV panelling.