The Spiral (Sleepy Hollow) is a wonderful contemporary, striking, coiled eco-house, offering a layout that is both stylish and practical, with excellent eco credentials including geo-thermal and solar energy and a state of the art heat and energy recovery system, delivering minimal running costs. At first glance appearing more like a curved fossil shell than a modern family home. Designed by DD Architects in collaboration with the Mid Sussex Design Review Panel for a private client. The Design eventually gaining planning consent in Sept 2015 under application No DM/15/0891.
SUPER MODERN ECO-SPIRAL
This super-modern eco-house that generates its own solar and geothermal energy and even boasts a biometric locking system.
The four-bed home has an open-plan kitchen diner, living room, a wood-clad corridor and a dressing room.
A detached garage which has a grass-covered roof is also included, making it appear sunken into the gardens also located beyond the house.
Alongside this, the property is surrounded on the outside by a path which branches off from the private drive and curves around the semicircular home, leading to the spiralled entrance canopy and door.
ECO-FRIENDLY SPIRAL HOUSE
Eco-friendly and sustainable features are the pinnacle of this spiral shaped property. Fitted with geo-thermal and solar energy to include 19 solar panels, as well as a state-of-the-art heat and energy recovery system, this home is eco-efficient in every sense of the word.
As a result of these thoughtful installations, the homeowner can expect to see property costs as little as just £1 a day.
It also has a recovery ventilation system which supplies fresh air while making sure no heat is lost.
‘But it’s not just for technology’s sake – it will assist you on a day-to-day basis.
‘You never know how often people choose to put the heating on of course, but probably for most of the year, it’s a fairly cost-neutral property as well.’
INSIDE OUTSIDE SPIRAL SPACE
Inside, covering more than 4,000 square feet, the interiors are divided into a living room and open-plan kitchen/dining room at one end, and a wood-clad corridor leading to four bedrooms and a dressing room at the other.
The property is also featured (front page) in the Mid Sussex District Council Supplementary Design Guide and in the section titled – The Value of Good Design – click on this link for more information