28 Apr 2008 11:04:17
Low carbon Cotswold home sells for £7.2 million
A low carbon home in the Cotswolds has sold for £7.2 million - before construction on the project has been completed - it has emerged.
The home, which is thought to be able to generate more energy than it is capable of using, will take up to three years to finish. It is thought to have one of the most complicated planning applications ever submitted in the UK.
Located in the Lower Mill nature reserve, the home has been sold to an anonymous buyer believed to be in the entertainment industry. It is thought that Hollywood actor Brad Pitt and film producer Paul Sandberg - who worked on the Bourne films, which starred Matt Damon - have previously been interested in property in the area.
Nicknamed Orchid House, the home was designed by east London architect Sarah Featherstone and features rainwater harvesting, geothermal heating, solar power, an underground pump and wind power.