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What is a Huf Haus and why should you buy one?

June 3rd 2024
Huf Haus exterior

When it comes to innovative and eco-friendly home design, few names stand out as prominently as Huf Haus. Originating from Germany, Huf Haus has carved a niche for itself in the world of contemporary, sustainable living. In this blog post, we will explore what exactly a Huf Haus is, the advantages of living in one, and why it could be the perfect choice for your next home.

What is a Huf Haus?

A Huf Haus is a type of contemporary, eco-friendly, and modular home designed by the German company of the same name. These homes are renowned for their distinctive post-and-beam architecture, a harmonious blend of all-glass and timber beam structures. Each Huf Haus is meticulously manufactured in a factory before being transported to the site in a flat-pack form for assembly. This unique construction method ensures precision and quality in every build.

Since their introduction, only 300 Huf Hauses have been erected in the UK, making them a unique and highly sought-after commodity.

What are the advantages to living in a Huf Haus?

Energy efficiency

One of the most compelling reasons to consider a Huf Haus is its exceptional energy efficiency. Huf Haus has long been committed to sustainable building practices, but recent advancements have brought their homes close to zero carbon emissions. Key features include:

  • Triple glazing: The homes feature triple-glazed windows that are more energy-efficient than most conventional walls.
  • Solar photovoltaic panels: Roof-installed solar panels generate electricity, reducing reliance on external power sources.
  • Heat pumps: Ground or air source heat pumps provide an efficient means of heating the home.

Collectively, these features enable homeowners to significantly reduce their gas and electricity bills, making Huf Haus an economically and environmentally smart choice.

Unique architectural design

Huf Haus is synonymous with premium quality and unique architectural design. Each home is crafted to the highest standards, with a hallmark feature being the floor-to-ceiling glazing. This design element floods the living spaces with natural light, creating a series of airy, open-plan rooms that feel intrinsically connected to the surrounding environment.

Open plan living

Flexibility is at the core of Huf Haus design. The absence of necessary room divisions allows homeowners to tailor their living spaces to their current needs. Whether you wish to create a spacious, open plan area for entertaining or divide the space into cosy, private rooms, the choice is entirely yours. This adaptability ensures that your Huf Haus can evolve as your lifestyle changes over time.

Bespoke to the landscape

One of the standout features of a Huf Haus is its seamless integration within its landscape. The design philosophy prioritises bringing the outside in, which is achieved through expansive wall-to-ceiling glazing, balconies, and roof terraces. This approach not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also fosters a deep connection with nature, offering panoramic views and abundant natural light.

What does it cost to own a Huf Haus?

The price of building a Huf Haus depends on a variety of factors as it is a bespoke home built around your environment. However, Davis Tate has a rare listing of one of these iconic Huf Hauses. 

This spectacular house, with about 3,000 sq ft of internal space, was built to the designs of the architect Peter Huf in 2003. It is situated on a much sought-after residential road, and benefits from wonderful landscaped level gardens at the front and rear. It is a short walk from Tilehurst station, which runs a service to London Paddington (via Reading) in under 35 minutes.

The house bears all the hallmarks of a Huf house – most notably floor-to-ceiling glazing throughout that creates a series of light, largely open plan spaces. Huf, based in Germany, have been building houses of this type for many years now and have an enviable reputation for the quality of their build and design.

If you're interested in the chance to own this stunning home, book a viewing today or get in touch with one of our branch team for more information.